Dr. Andrés Mesas Palma

Andrés is an evolutionary biologist interested in studying the response of ectothermic organisms to environmental variability and anthropogenic factors. Dr. Mesas is a Marine Biologist and a Master of Science in Zoology from the Universidad de Concepción and a Doctor of Science in Ecology and Evolution from the Universidad Austral de Chile. His research has focused mainly on evaluating the response of tolerance to high temperatures of marine and terrestrial ectotherms in a context of global change.

Recently, Dr. Mesas has joined as a postdoctoral researcher at the IMO within the research line “Adaptations to an Ocean in Change”. His study will evaluate the effects of the change in the intensity of coastal ocean environmental variability occurring between winter and summer on the acclimation capacity of marine zooplankton.

email: andresmesasp@gmail.com

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Publications:

Mesas A, Jaramillo A, Castañeda LE. 2021.Correlated evolution between heat tolerance and thermal performance curves in Drosophila subobscura. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi:10.1111/jeb.13777

Mesas A, Cuéllar-Soto E, Romero K, Zegers T, Varas V, González BA, Johnson WE,  Marín JC. 2021. Assessing patterns of genetic diversity and connectivity among guanacos (Lama guanicoe) in the Bolivian Chaco: Implications for designing conservation strategies. Studies on neotropical fauna and environment. doi: 10.1080/01650521.2021.1914294

Mesas A, Baldi R, González BA, Burgi V, Chávez A, Johnson WE, Marín JC. 2021. Past and recent effects of livestock activity on the genetic diversity and population structure of native guanaco populations of arid Patagonia. Animals. doi: 10.3390/ani11051218.

Castañeda LE, Romero-Soriano V, Mesas A, Roff DA, Santos M. 2019. Evolutionary potential of thermal preference and thermal tolerance of Drosophila subobscuraJournal of Evolutionary Biology. doi:10.1111/jeb.13483.

Gaitán-Espitía JD, Quintero-Galvis JF, Mesas A, D’Elía G. 2016. Mitogenomics of southern hemisphere blue mussels (Bivalvia: Pteriomorphia): Insights into the evolutionary characteristics of the Mytilus edulis complex. Scientific Reports 6: 2685. doi: 10.1038/srep26853Mesas A, Tarifeño E. 2015. Upper lethal temperatures for the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis (Lamarck, 1819), in central coast of Chile. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 43(3): 473-483. doi: 10.3856/vol43-issue3-fulltext-9