The research in my lab deals with questions in population genetics and the possibility of inferring species evolutionary history using molecular markers. In particular, our team focuses on using genetics to understand the interplay between the genealogical history of populations (or species) and their distribution over space and time. For this we use a combination of traditional molecular markers (e.g. microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA), as well as next generation sequencing (e.g. whole genome sequencing, SNP arrays), and bioinformatics for data handling and analyses. Research questions in our team cover topics about domestication, how species adapt to the environment they live in, how past demographic processes have shaped modern genetic variation, and conservation genetics. Our work focuses in wild-life conservation genetics (mainly in Borneo and Madagascar) and livestock genomics (mainly sheep and cattle), as well as invasive species (e.g. Himalayan balsam).