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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Publicaciones Publicaciones

Fresneda J.; Faille A.; Fery H.; Ribera I. 2019. A molecular phylogeny of Speonemadus Jeannel, 1922 with description of two new species from Morocco (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Cholevinae: Anemadini). Zootaxa. 4543(1):1-36 doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4543.1.1


Fresneda J.; Valenzuela E.; Bourdeau C.; Faille A. 2019. Nouvelles espèces de Trechus Clairville, 1806 du clade de T. saxicola des monts Cantabriques, Asturies, Espagne–biogéographie et spéciation (Coleoptera : Carabidae : Trechinae). Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France. 55(1):17-47 doi: 10.1080/00379271.2018.1546553


Bilton D.T.; Ribera I.; Short A.E.Z. 2019. Water beetles as models in ecology and evolution. Annual Review of Entomology. 64():359-377 doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-011118-111829

Antunes-Carvalho C.; Ribera I.; Beutel R.G.; Gnaspini P. 2019. Morphology-based phylogenetic reconstruction of Cholevinae (Coleoptera: Leiodidae): A new view on higher-level relationships. Cladistics, doi: 10.1111/cla.12230


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