This lab is interested in the origin and distribution of biodiversity, whether morphological, genetic, ecological or functional. The study groups of the Water and Cave Beetle Evolution lab are different lineages of aquatic and subterranean Coleoptera, mostly (but not exclusively) focused on the Holarctic, and, especially, the Mediterranean. Current research topics include (1) the Phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of different lineages of water and subterranean beetles; (2) the effect of habitat constraints in the macroecology and macroevolution of freshwater invertebrates; and (3) evolutionary convergence in subterranean beetles.

Lab website: Beetle Evolution Lab



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Pallarés S., Lai M., Abellán P., Ribera I., Sánchez-Fernández D. 2019. An interspecific test of Bergmann's rule reveals inconsistent body size patterns across several lineages of water beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Ecological Entomology. 44(2):249-254 doi: 10.1111/een.12701

Villastrigo, A.; Fery, H.; Manuel, M.; Millán, A.; Ribera, I. 2018. Evolution of salinity tolerance in the diving beetle tribe Hygrotini (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Zoologica Scripta. 47(1):63-71 doi: 10.1111/zsc.12255

Villastrigo A.; Jäch M.A.; Cardoso A.; Valladares L.F.; Ribera I. 2018. A molecular phylogeny of the tribe Ochthebiini (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae, Ochthebiinae). Systematic Entomology. (): doi: 10.1111/syen.12318

Thomson SA.; Pyle RL.; Ahyong ST.; Alonso-Zarazaga M.; ... [45 authors] ...; Faille A. ...[131 authors]... ; Zhang G.; Zhang ZQ.; Zhou HZ. 2018. Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. Plos Biology. 16(3):e2005075 doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075

Sánchez-Fernández D., Rizzo V., Bourdeau C., Cieslak A., Comas J., Faille A., Fresneda J., Lleopart E., Millán A., Montes A., Pallarés S., Ribera I. 2018. The deep subterranean environment as a potential model system in ecological, biogeographical and evolutionary research. Subterranean Biology. 25():1-7 doi: 10.3897/subtbiol.25.23530