Dr Rodrigo Vega


NameDr Rodrigo Vega
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Research instituteSchool of Psychology and Life Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4915-9840

Research outputs

The mtDNA diversity of captive ruffed lemurs (Varecia spp.): Implications for conservation

Vega, R., Hopper, Jane, Kitchener, Andrew C., Catinaud, Jerome, Roullet, Delphine, Robsomanitrandrasana, Eric, Hollister, Jack D., Roos, Christian and King, Tony 2022. The mtDNA diversity of captive ruffed lemurs (Varecia spp.): Implications for conservation. Oryx. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605322000643

Characterising Mitochondrial Capture in an Iberian Shrew.

Kunerth, H., Tapisso, J., Valente, R., Mathias, M., Alves, P., Searle, J., Vega, R. and Paupério, J. 2022. Characterising Mitochondrial Capture in an Iberian Shrew. Genes. 13 (12), p. 2228. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes13122228

Automatic identification of non-biting midges (Chironomidae) using object detection and deep learning techniques

Hollister, Jack, Vega, Rodrigo and Azhar, M. A. Hannan Bin 2022. Automatic identification of non-biting midges (Chironomidae) using object detection and deep learning techniques. in: Marsico, Maria D., Sanniti de Baja, Gabriella and Fred, Ana (ed.) Proceedings of the 11 International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications.

Population genetics and geometric morphometrics of freshwater snail Segmentina nitida reveal cryptic sympatric species of conservation value in Europe

Harvey, C. D., Hobbs, C., Horsburgh, G. J., Dawson, D.A., Vega, R. and Rahman, F. 2021. Population genetics and geometric morphometrics of freshwater snail Segmentina nitida reveal cryptic sympatric species of conservation value in Europe. Conservation Genetics.

Diversity of Chironomidae (Diptera) breeding in the Great Stour, Kent: baseline results from the Westgate Parks non-biting midge project

Vega, R., Brooks, Stephen J., Hockaday, Wendy, Lee, Scarlett and Vane-Wright, Richard I. 2021. Diversity of Chironomidae (Diptera) breeding in the Great Stour, Kent: baseline results from the Westgate Parks non-biting midge project. Journal of Natural History. 55 (11-12), pp. 665-682. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2021.1919776

Conservation genetics of regionally extinct peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) and unassisted recovery without genetic bottleneck in southern England

Weaving, A., Jackson, H. A, Nicholls, M. K., Franklin, J. and Vega, R. 2020. Conservation genetics of regionally extinct peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) and unassisted recovery without genetic bottleneck in southern England. Conservation Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-020-01324-z

Phylogeographic structure of the pygmy shrew: revisiting the roles of southern and northern refugia in Europe

Vega, Rodrigo, McDevitt, Allan D, Stojak, Joanna, Mishta, Alina, Wójcik, Jan M, Kryštufek, Boris and Searle, Jeremy B 2020. Phylogeographic structure of the pygmy shrew: revisiting the roles of southern and northern refugia in Europe. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 129 (4), pp. 901-917. https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blz209

Synchronous diversification of Sulawesi’s iconic artiodactyls driven by recent geological events

Frantz, L., Rudzinski, A., Mansyursyah Surya Nugraha, A., Evin, A., Burton, J., Hulme-Beaman, A., Linderholm, A., Barnett, R., Vega, R., Irving-Pease, E., Haile, J., Allen, R., Leus, K., Shephard, J., Hillyer, M., Gillemot, S., van den Hurk, J., Ogle, S., Atofanei, C., Thomas, M., Johansson, F., Haris Mustari, A., Williams, J., Mohamad, K., Siska Damayanti, C., Djuwita Wiryadi, I., Obbles, D., Mona, S., Day, H., Yasin, M., Meker, S., McGuire, J., Evans, B., von Rintelen, T., Hoult, S., Searle, J., Kitchener, A., Macdonald, A., Shaw, D., Hall, R., Galbusera, P. and Larson, G. 2018. Synchronous diversification of Sulawesi’s iconic artiodactyls driven by recent geological events. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2566

Population genetic structure of Taenia solium from Madagascar and Mexico: implications for clinical profile diversity and immunological technology

Vega, R., Piñero, D., Ramanankandrasana, B., Dumas, M., Bouteille, B., Fleury, A., Sciutto, E., Larralde, C. and Fragoso, G. 2003. Population genetic structure of Taenia solium from Madagascar and Mexico: implications for clinical profile diversity and immunological technology. International Journal for Parasitology. 33 (13), pp. 1479-1485. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7519(03)00206-6

Unexpected high levels of genetic variability and the population structure of an island endemic rodent (Oryzomys couesi cozumelae)

Vega, R., Vázquez-Domínguez, E., Mejía-Puente, A. and Cuarón, A. 2007. Unexpected high levels of genetic variability and the population structure of an island endemic rodent (Oryzomys couesi cozumelae). Biological Conservation. 137 (2), pp. 210-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2007.02.007

Genetic diversity of Taenia solium cysticerci from naturally infected pigs of central Mexico

Bobes, R., Fragoso, G., Reyes-Montes, M., Duarte-Escalante, E., Vega, R., de Aluja, A., Zúñiga, G., Morales, J., Larralde, C. and Sciutto, E. 2010. Genetic diversity of Taenia solium cysticerci from naturally infected pigs of central Mexico. Veterinary Parasitology. 168 (1-2), pp. 130-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2009.11.001

Properties of a hybrid zone between highly distinct chromosomal races of the house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) in northern Italy, and comparisons with other hybrid zones

Hauffe, H., Giménez, M., Vega, R., White, T. and Searle, J. 2011. Properties of a hybrid zone between highly distinct chromosomal races of the house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) in northern Italy, and comparisons with other hybrid zones. Cytogenetic and Genome Research. 134 (3), pp. 191-199. https://doi.org/10.1159/000327717

How Varroa Parasitism affects the immunological and nutritional status of the honey bee, Apis mellifera

Aronstein, K., Saldivar, E., Vega, R., Westmiller, S. and Douglas, A. 2012. How Varroa Parasitism affects the immunological and nutritional status of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Insects. 3 (3), pp. 601-615.

Genetic and morphological variation in a Mediterranean glacial refugium: evidence from Italian pygmy shrews, Sorex minutus (Mammalia: Soricomorpha)

Vega, R., Amori, G., Aloise, G., Cellini, S., Loy, A. and Searle, J. 2010. Genetic and morphological variation in a Mediterranean glacial refugium: evidence from Italian pygmy shrews, Sorex minutus (Mammalia: Soricomorpha). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 100 (4), pp. 774-787. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2010.01454.x

Population genomics applications for conservation: the case of the tropical dry forest dweller Peromyscus melanophrys

Vega, R., Vázquez-Domínguez, E., White, T., Valenzuela-Galván, D. and Searle, J. 2016. Population genomics applications for conservation: the case of the tropical dry forest dweller Peromyscus melanophrys. Conservation Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-016-0907-5

Ecogeographical patterns of morphological variation in pygmy shrews Sorex minutus (Soricomorpha: Soricinae) within a phylogeographic and continental-and-island framework

Vega, R., McDevitt, A., Krystufek, B. and Searle, J. 2016. Ecogeographical patterns of morphological variation in pygmy shrews Sorex minutus (Soricomorpha: Soricinae) within a phylogeographic and continental-and-island framework. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. https://doi.org/10.1111/bij.12858

Multiple refugia and barriers explain the phylogeography of the Valais shrew, Sorex antinorii (Mammalia: Soricomorpha)

Yannic, G., Pellissier, L., Dubey, S., Vega, R., Basset, P., Mazzotti, S., Hauffe, H., Searle, J. and Hausser, J. 2012. Multiple refugia and barriers explain the phylogeography of the Valais shrew, Sorex antinorii (Mammalia: Soricomorpha). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 105 (4), pp. 864-880. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01824.x

Colonisation of Ireland: revisiting ‘the pygmy shrew syndrome’ using mitochondrial, Y chromosomal and microsatellite markers

McDevitt, A., Vega, R., Rambau, R., Yannic, G., Herman, J., Hayden, T. and Searle, J. 2011. Colonisation of Ireland: revisiting ‘the pygmy shrew syndrome’ using mitochondrial, Y chromosomal and microsatellite markers. Heredity. 107 (6), pp. 548-557. https://doi.org/10.1038/hdy.2011.41

Northern glacial refugia for the pygmy shrew (Sorex minutus) in Europe revealed by phylogeographic analyses and species distribution modelling.

Vega, R., Fløjgaard, C., Lira-Noriega, A., Nakazawa, Y., Svenning, J. and Searle, J. 2010. Northern glacial refugia for the pygmy shrew (Sorex minutus) in Europe revealed by phylogeographic analyses and species distribution modelling. Ecography. 33 (2), pp. 260-271. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.06287.x

Oryzomys couesi en el sureste de México: estimaciones genéticas y filogeográficas

Vázquez-Domínguez, E., Mejía-Puente, A. and Vega, R. 2009. Oryzomys couesi en el sureste de México: estimaciones genéticas y filogeográficas. in: Cervantes, F., Vargas-Cuenca, J. and Hortelano-Moncada, Y. (ed.) 60 años de la Colección Nacional de Mamíferos del Instituto de Biología, UNAM. Aportaciones al conocimiento y conservación de los mamíferos mexicanos Mexico Instituto de Biología, UNAM. pp. 205-219

Taenia solium cysticercosis of humans and pigs: a review of our contributions and perspectives in the research of its complexities

Sciutto, E., Fragoso, G., Fleury, A., Vega, R., Yañez, O., Carrillo Mezo, R., Piña, J., De Aluja, S. and Larralde, C. 2003. Taenia solium cysticercosis of humans and pigs: a review of our contributions and perspectives in the research of its complexities. in: Pandalai, S. (ed.) Recent Research Developments in Infection & Immunity Kerala, India Transworld Research Network.
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