Pablo Vargas Gómez
  • Investigador Científico
  • Especialidad:

    Sistemática molecular de plantas vasculares

  • Región geográfica:Región mediterránea, Macaronesia
  • Línea de investigación: Biología evolutiva de plantas
  • Perfil profesional

    Mi principal línea de investigación se viene denominando sistemática molecular de plantas vasculares (principalmente mediterráneas y macaronésicas): diversidad, biogeografía y conservación.

    Proyectos en curso

    La historia de la colonización por plantas en islas oceánicas: dispersión dentro de Galápagos.

    2013 - 2016.  PN2012 - I.F.N.O.- BIODIV. CC. TIERRA Y CAMBIO GLOBAL
    Selección de publicaciones
  • Besnard, G.; Khadari, B.; Navascués, M.; Fernández-Mazuecos, M.; El Bakkali, B.; Arrigo, N.; Baali-Cherif, D.; Brunini-Bronzini de Caraffa, V.; Santoni, S.; Vargas, P.; Savolainen, V. 2013. The complex history of the olive tree: from Late Quaternary diversification of Mediterranean lineages to primary domestication in the northern Levant. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 20122833.

  • Fernández-Mazuecos, M.; Blanco-Pastor, J.L.; Vargas, P. 2013. A phylogeny of toadflaxes (Linaria Mill.) based on nuclear ITS sequences: systematic and evolutionary consequences. International Journal of Plant Sciences 174(2): 234-249.

  • Fernández-Mazuecos, M.; Vargas, P. 2013. Congruence between distribution modelling and phylogeographical analyses reveals Quaternary survival of a toadflax species (Linaria elegans) in oceanic climate areas of a mountain ring range. New Phytologist 198(4): 1274-1289.

  • Guzmán, B.; Narbona, E; Vargas, P. 2013. Investigating reproductive incompatibility barriers in a Mediterranean rock-rose (Cistus ladanifer). Plant Biosystems. In Press

  • Alarcón, M.; Vargas, P.; Sáez, L.; Molero, J.;  Aldasoro, J. J. 2012. Genetic diversity of mountain plants: two migration episodes of Mediterranean Erodium (Geraniaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 866-876.  

  • Blanco-Pastor, J.L.; Vargas, P.; Pfeil, B.E. 2012. Coalescent simulations reveal hybridization and incomplete lineage sorting in mediterranean Linaria. PLoS ONE 7 (6): e39089. 

  • Calviño-Cancela, M.; Escudero, M.; Rodríguez-Pérez, J.; Cano, E.; Vargas, P., Velo-Antón, G., Traveset, A. The role of seed dispersal, pollination and historical effects on genetic patterns of an insular plant that has lost its only seed disperser. Journal of Biogeography 39: 1996-2006.

  • Cires, E.; Cuesta, C.; Vargas, P.; Fernández Prieto, J.A. 2012. Unravelling the evolutionary history of the polyploid complex Ranunculus parnassiifolius (Ranunculaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107: 477-493. 

  • Nogales, M.; Heleno, R.; Traveset, A.; Vargas, P. 2012 Evidence for overlooked mechanisms of long-distance seed dispersal to and between oceanic islands. The New Phytologist 194: 313-317.

  • Santos-Gally, R. Vargas, P.; Arroyo, J. 2012. Insights into Neogene Mediterranean biogeography based on phylogenetic relationships of mountain and lowland lineages of Narcissus (Amaryllidaceae). Journal of Biogeography 39: 782-798.

  • Vargas, P.; Heleno, R.; Traveset, A.; Nogales, M. 2012 Colonization of the Galápagos Islands by plants with no specific syndromes for long-distance dispersal: a new perspective. Ecography 35: 33-43. 

  • Amat, M.E.; Vargas, P.; Gómez, J.M. 2011. Pollen quality limitation in the Iberian critically endangered genus Pseudomisopates (Antirrhinaceae). Plant Ecology 212(6): 1069-1078. 

  • Balaguer, L.; Arroyo-García, R.; Jiménez, P.; Jiménez, M. D.; Villegas, L.; Cordero, I.; Rubio de Casas, R.; Fernández-Delgado, R.; Ron, M. E.; Manrique, E.; Vargas, P.; Cano, E.; Pueyo, J.J.; Aronson, J. 2011. Forest Restoration in a Fog Oasis: Genetic and Ecophysiological Evidence Indicates Need for Cultural Awareness in Constructing the Reference. PLoS ONE  6(8): e23004.

  • De Casas, R.R.; Vargas, P.; Pérez-Corona, E.; Manrique, E.; García-Verdugo, C.; Balaguer, L. 2011. Sun and shade leaves of Olea europaea respond differently to plant size, light availability and genetic variation. Functional Ecology 25: 802-812.

  • Fernández-Mazuecos, M., Vargas, P. 2011. Historical isolation versus recent long-distance connections between Europe and Africa in bifid toadflaxes (Linaria sect. Versicolores) PLoS ONE, 6 (7): e22234. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022234

  • Fernández-Mazuecos, M.; Vargas, P. 2011. Genetically depauperate in the continent but rich in oceanic islands: Cistus monspeliensis (Cistaceae) in the canary islands PLoS ONE 6 (2): e17172

  • Guzmán, B.; Narbona, E.; Vargas, P. 2011. Similar reproductive success of the two petal colour polymorphisms of Cistus ladanifer (Cistaceae). Plant Biosystems 145: 931-937.

  • Heleno, R.; Blake, S.; Jaramillo, P.; Traveset, A.; Vargas, P.; Nogales, M. 2011. Frugivory and seed dispersal in the Galápagos: what is the state of the art? Integrative Zoology 6: 88-106.

  • Rumeu, B.; Caujapé-Castells, J.; Blanco-Pastor, J.L.; Jaén-Molina, R.; Nogales, M.; Elias, R.B.; Vargas, P. 2011. The colonization history of Juniperus brevifolia (Cupressaceae) in the Azores islands. PLoS ONE 6 (11): e27697

  • Valente, L.; Savolainen, V.; Manning, J.C.; Goldblatt, P.; Vargas, P. 2011. Explaining disparities in species richness between Mediterranean floristic regions: a case study in Gladiolus (Iridaceae). Global Ecology and Biogeography 20:881-892.

  • Valente, L.M.; Savolainen V.; Vargas, P. 2010. Unparalleled rates of species diversification in Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B published online before print January 27, 2010, (doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.2163)

  • Vargas, P.; Carrió, E.; Guzmán, B.; Amat, E.; Güemes, J. (2009) A geographical pattern of Antirrhinum (Scrophulariaceae) speciation since the Pliocene based on plastid and nuclear DNA polymorphisms. J. Biogeogr. 36, 1297–1312.

  • De Casas, R.R.; Cano, E.; Balaguer, L.; Pérez-Corona, E.; Manrique, E.; García-Verdugo, C. et al. 2007. Taxonomic identity of Quercus coccifera L. in the Iberian peninsula is maintained in spite of widespread hybridisation, as revealed by morphological, ISSR and ITS sequence data. Flora: Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, 202 (6), 488-499.

  • Guzmán, B.; Vargas, P. 2005. Systematics, character evolution, and biogeography of Cistus L. (Cistaceae) based on ITS, trnL-trnF, and matK sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37(2): 644-660. 

  • Vargas, P., Rosselló, J. A., Oyama, R. & Güemes, J.  (2004). Molecular evidence for naturalness of genera in the tribe Antirrhineae (Scrophulariaceae) and three independent evolutionary lineages from the New World and the Old. Plant  Systematics and  Evolution 249: 151-172. PDF
  • Hess, J.; Kadereit, J.; Vargas, P. 2000. The colonization history of Olea europaea L. in Macaronesia based on internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS-1) sequences, randomly amplified polymorphic DNAs (RAPD), and inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR). Molecular Ecology 9: 857-868.

  • Vargas, P., Baldwin, B.G.; Constance, L. (1998)  Nuclear ribosomal DNA evidence for a western North American origin of Hawaiian and South American species of Sanicula (Apiaceae).  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 95: 235-240.
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