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

Luo, X.-Z.; Wipfler, B.; Ribera, I.; Liang, H.B.; Tian, M.Y.; Ge, S.Q.; Beutel, R.G. 2018. The cephalic morphology of free-living and cave-dwelling species of trechine ground beetles from China (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Organisms Diversity and Evolution. 18(1):125-142 doi: 10.1007/s13127-017-0351-5

Luo X.-Z.; Wipfler B.; Ribera I.; Liang H.-B.; Tian M.-Y.; Ge S.-Q.; Beutel R.G. 2018. The thoracic morphology of cave-dwelling and free-living ground beetles from China (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Trechinae). Arthropod Structure and Development. (): doi: 10.1016/j.asd.2018.09.001

Jach M.A.; Ribera I.2018. Angiochthebius subgen.n., a new subgenus of Ochthebius LEACH, 1815 from the southern Neotropical Region. Koleopterologische Rundschau. :17-21 doi:

Hernando, C.; Villastrigo, A.; Ribera, I. 2018. A new species of Micragasma J. Sahlberg, 1900 (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae) from Crete. Aquatic Insects. 38(4):185-196 DOI: 10.1080/01650424.2017.1384024

Hernando C., Szawaryn K., Ribera I. 2018. A new species of Platypelochares from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Limnichidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. 58(1):17-20 doi: 10.2478/aemnp-2018-0003