Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Lecturer in Evolution & Macroecology
Previous Position Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology (NTU)
Telephone 02890 97 2967
Email D.Pincheira-Donoso@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • The role of natural selection in the diversification and extinction of biodiversity
  • The macroecology of species and trait distributions
  • Climate change biology
  • Development of strategies for conservation of biodiversity
  • Biology of reptiles and amphibians

Recent Key Papers

  • Stark, G., Pincheira-Donoso, D. & Meiri, S. (2020). No evidence for the rate of living theory across the tetrapod tree of life. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 29: 857-884.
  • Pincheira-Donoso, D. & Hodgson, D.J. (2018). No evidence that extinction risk increases in the largest and smallest vertebrates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, E5845-E5846.
  • Roll, U., Feldman, A., Novosolov, M., Allison, A., Bauer, A.M., Bernard, R., Böhm, M., Castro-Herrera, F., Chirio, L., Collen, B., Colli, G., Dabool, L., Das, I., Doan, T., Grismer, L., Hoogmoed, M., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton, M., Lewin, A., Martins, M., Maza, E., Meirte, D., Nagy, Z., Nogueira, C., Pauwels, O., Pincheira-Donoso, D., Powney, G., Sindaco, R., Tallowin, O., Torres-Carvajal, O., Trape, J., Vidan, E., Uetz, P., Wagner, P., Wang, Y., Orme, D., Grenyer, R. & Meiri, S. (2017). The global distribution of tetrapods reveals a need for targeted reptile conservation. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1677-1682.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • The extinction of the sexier? A global investigation of the role of sexual selection in modern amphibian declines
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Catherine Finn: Global profiles of species declines and success in the era of climate change
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Jacinta Guirguis: The evolution and extinction of biodiversity by day and by night