I am interested in the study of human and animal population history using a wide range of methods from population genetics to computational genomics. My current research is focused on two main fields: (1) studying the genetic and demographic history of invasive fish species aiming to discover evolutionary processes that shape the genomes of invaders and drive its success in novel environments, and (2) using genomic tools to shed light on the origin and demographic history of human and animal populations by investigating their genomes and modelling ancient DNA.
2016 - VERA M, DÍEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. Genomic data provide insights on the evolutionary changes of the mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) during the invasive process. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.13545
2016 - DÍEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, ARAGUAS RM, VERA M, VIDAL O, SANZ N, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. Temporal genetic dynamics among mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) populations in invaded watersheds. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-016-1055-z
2015 - ZUZANA HOFMANOVÁ, SUSANNE KREUTZER, GARRETT HELLENTHAL, CHRISTIAN SELL, YOAN DIEKMANN, DAVID DÍEZ DEL MOLINO et al. Early farmers from across Europe directly descended from Neolithic Aegeans. BioRxiv. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/032763
2015 - DÍEZ-DEL-MOLINO D. Genetic diversity and population structure of the non-native Eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) in Mediterranean streams. PhD. Thesis. University of Girona.
2013 - DÍEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, CARMONA-CATOT G, ARAGUAS RM, VIDAL O, GARCÍA-BERTHOU E, SANZ N, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. Gene flow and maintenance of genetic diversity in invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki). PLoS ONE 8(12): e82501. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082501
2013 - SANZ N, ARAGUAS, RM, VIDAL O, DÍEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, FERNÁNDEZ-CEBRIAN R, GARCÍA-MARIN JL. Genetic characterization of the invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia spp.) introduced to Europe: population structure and colonization routes. Biological Invasions. doi:10.1007/s10530-013-0456-5
2012 - VIDAL O, SANZ N, ARAGUAS RM, FERNÁNDEZ-CEBRIÁN R, DÍEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. SNP diversity in introduced populations of the invasive Gambusia holbrooki. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 21:100-108.