Pamela Puppo

Pamela Puppo
Marshall University · Department of Biological Sciences

Ph.D.

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Introduction
My research interests are mainly in plant evolution and the factors that influence species diversification. Currently, I am working on the applications of whole genome sequencing and metabarcoding in an array or organisms. I also study how geological factors affect the diversification of insular taxa using Micromeria (Lamiaceae) in the Canary Islands and I have a particular interest in the taxonomy of the Andean genus Calceolaria (Calceolariaceae).
Additional affiliations
April 2018 - present
North Dakota State University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
October 2016 - March 2018
CIBIO Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • For more information regarding the project, see: http://inbio-envmetagen.pt/
April 2016 - May 2016
University of Lisbon
Position
  • Invited Researcher
Education
October 2009 - July 2015
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution
July 2006 - June 2008
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Field of study
  • Plant Systematics
March 2000 - December 2004

Publications

Publications (39)
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Background The Trichoptera are an important component of freshwater ecosystems. In the Iberian Peninsula, 380 taxa of caddisflies are known, with nearly 1/3 of the total species being endemic in the region. A reference collection of morphologically identified Trichoptera specimens, representing 142 Iberian taxa, was constructed. The InBIO Barcoding...
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The decline of amphibians has been of international concern for more than two decades , and the global spread of introduced fauna is a major factor in this decline. Conservation management decisions to implement control of introduced fauna are often based on diet studies. One of the most common metrics to report in diet studies is Frequency of Occu...
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The Sahara desert is the largest warm desert in the world and a poorly explored area. Small water-bodies occur across the desert and are crucial habitats for vertebrate biodiversity. Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a powerful tool for species detection and is being increasingly used to conduct biodiversity assessments. However, there are a number of di...
Technical Report
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The overall goal of the EnvMetaGen project No 668981 is to expand the research and innovation potential of InBIO – Research network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, through the creation of an ERA Chair in Environmental Metagenomics. This field was selected as the focus of the ERA Chair, because Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is increasi...
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As found in other oceanic islands, the Canary Islands include a large number of single island endemic species, some of which form clades that are broadly distributed within the archipelago. The genus Micromeria (Lamiaceae), for instance, includes groups of morphologically similar but ecologically diverse species on each island, representing a great...
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Background Especially on islands closer to the mainland, such as the Canary Islands, different lineages that originated by multiple colonization events could have merged by hybridization, which then could have promoted radiation events (Herben et al., J Ecol 93: 572–575, 2005; Saunders and Gibson, J Ecol 93: 649–652, 2005; Caujapé-Castells, Jesters...
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Recently, the authors presented a proposal to conserve the names Micromeria varia Bentham (1834: 374) with a conserved type and M. hyssopifolia Webb & Berthelot (1844: 72) against Thymus ericifolius Roth (1800: 50) (Puppo et al. 2014a) to avoid disruption of current usage of these two well established names. This proposal, however, was not recommen...
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Two new species of Calceolaria L. from northern Peru belonging to section Teucriifoliae Kraenzl. are described, illustrated, and compared with their most closely related relatives. These new taxa grow in the province of Bolívar, department of La Libertad, in Peru. Calceolaria chibulensis C. Romero, Bussmann & Puppo grows at elevations between 2400...
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Geological history of oceanic islands can have a profound effect on the evolutionary history of insular flora, especially in complex islands such as Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Tenerife results from the secondary connection of three paleo-islands by a central volcano, and other geological events that further shaped it. This geological history h...
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Table S1. List of Micromeria samples used in the present study including region, locality name and number, geographical coordinates (Latitude, Longitude), number of samples per locality (N), and collection information. TFC, Herbarium of the Universidad de la Laguna in Tenerife.
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Table S2. Results for HWE and Bottleneck test per population. Here, we present the number of loci deviating from HWE and the P‐value for deviations from the mutation‐drift equilibrium (Bottleneck).
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Table S3. List of pairwise Fst and unbiased Nei distance results for all populations with at least four individuals.
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Figure S1. Delta K plots obtained by STRUCTURE Harvester for all STRUCTURE tests performed.
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Following the publication of New species and new combinations in Micromeria (Lamiaceae) from the Canary Islands and Madeira (Puppo & Meimberg 2015), two necessary corrections were brought to our attention.
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Based on recent molecular evidence, one new species and one new subspecies of Micromeria are described for the Canary Islands: M. pedro-luisii and M. hierrensis subsp. incana. Six new combinations are proposed: M. canariensis, M. canariensis subsp. meridialis, M. gomerensis, M. rupestris, M. herpyllomorpha subsp. palmensis, and M. hierrensis. Three...
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Micromeria presents eight species in Tenerife, and from these, three are endangered or critically endangered. In this paper we use a 454 run from M. hyssopifolia to develop and characterize 16 new microsatellite markers and test them using 19 individuals from two populations of this species. The number of alleles per locus varied from 2 to 10 and o...
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Here we reconstruct the evolutionary history of Micromeria in the Canary Islands using eight nuclear markers. Our results show two centers of diversification for Micromeria, one in the eastern islands Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, the other in the western islands, Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro. Suggested directions of inter-island colonization are...
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The use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques to identify microsatellite markers has replaced more time intensive methods such as molecular cloning. The main advantage of NGS over traditional methods of identifying microsatellite markers is the generation of many more sequences with less effort. It is possible to design primers from unenri...
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AimUsing phylogenetic and morphometric approaches, our study aims to understand the diversification process of the two groups of Micromeria species in Tenerife: the species restricted to the palaeoislands, and the species widely distributed in the younger part of the island.LocationTenerife, Canary Islands.Methods We calculated a calibrated phyloge...
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The morphological variation of the Calceolaria tripartita species complex was evaluated using Principal Components Analysis (PCA) of morphological characters. Fourteen quantitative characters were measured on more than 250 herbarium specimens. The results suggest the recognition of three entities based on floral characters, especially stamen morpho...
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The use of single copy nuclear markers is of increasing importance in plant phylogenetics. The generally higher level of variability compared to chloroplast DNA and the ability to use incongruence in a multilocus analysis to determine reticulation patterns makes these kinds of sequence based markers especially useful for species level investigation...
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Calceolaria is characterized by its bilabiate generally yellow flowers with the lower lip saccate and two stamens. Section Calceolaria has near 10 species all herbaceous and hygrophilous with a particular staminal morphology. The thecae are dimorphic and the connective is elongated in various ways. In Chile, only two species of this section, C. pin...
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Calceolaria is characterized by its bilabiate generally yellow flowers with the lower lip saccate and two stamens. Section Calceolaria has near 10 species all herbaceous and hygrophilous with a particular staminal morphology. The thecae are dimorphic and the connective is elongated in various ways. In Chile, only two species of this section, C. pin...
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Pritchardia (loulu palm) is the seventh largest flowering plant genus in the Hawaiian archipelago, and many species are of high conservation concern. The island radiation has produced many cryptic species complexes across fine ecological gradients. Microsatellite primers were optimized to investigate genetic diversity of Pritchardia martii (Gaudich...
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Se registra por primera vez la presencia de 24 especies de Calceolaria para 15 departamentos de Perú y se registra la presencia de C. perfoliata en este país. Adicionalmente, se da un listado completo de las 123 espe- cies presentes en el Perú, su distribución geográfica actualizada, y se hace un análisis general de la diversidad de este género por...
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Calceolaria molaui Puppo, sp. nov is described and illustrated The new species was collected in Loja, in disturbed paramos near the frontier with Peru so it would be expected to occur in northern Peru as well. It is characteristic for having hirsute indumentum composed of branched trichomes, ovate, subcoriaceous leaves with reticulate venation, cym...
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Se describe, ilustra y compara con sus parientes más cercanos una nueva especie de Calceolaria L. (Calceolariaceae) del centro del Perú: Calceolaria oxapampensis Puppo de la sección Lehmannina Pennell. La nueva especie habita en bosque primario entre los 2400–2800 m en el departamento de Pasco.
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Calceolaria cuenta con un total de 29 especies para Lima. Estas especies pertenecen a dos subgéneros y trece secciones del género. En el presente trabajo Calceolaria rivularis es mencionada por primera vez para este departamento. Calceolaria bicrenata, C. inflexa, C. linearis, C. neglecta, C. pulverulenta y C. scabra, no han sido recolectadas en Li...
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Calceolaria has 29 species in Lima. These species belong to two subgenus and thirteen sections of the genus. Calceolaria rivularis is first reported for this department. Calceolaria bicrenata, C. inflexa, C. linearis, C. neglecta, C. pulverulenta and C. scabra, have not been collected in Lima for more than fifty years, and the existing collections...

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The AGRIVOLE project will assess the responses of vole communities to agroecosystem structure and agricultural practices, by combining ecological tools and high throughput DNA sequencing techniques. We will analyse the effects of different population regulatory processes and evaluate how community responses may affect the potential for pest outbreaks or impact the resilience of vole species of conservation concern. The focus will be on the vole community of northeastern Portugal agroecosystems, a species rich system where vole pests have significant economic impact on fruit tree orchards. We will use data already collected by our team on voles’ distribution in the region, complemented with detailed plant and vole surveys, including trophic niche analyses, across agroecosystems with different structures and management treatments. We expect the results obtained to contribute significantly to foster sustainable agricultural techniques linking pest management to biodiversity conservation.
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The main goal of this project is to understand diversification of insular species and the factors that influence this process