The interests of the Herbivore Beetle Evolution Lab range from the systematics and community structure of leaf beetles to the study of geographic speciation and the spatial structure of genetic diversity within a temporal framework (phylogeography), as well as the investigation of biological processes such as hybridisation, unisexuality or insect-host plant associations from an evolutionary perspective. In recent years, the emphasis of its research has been on the study of biological interactions, including the study of herbivore beetle diets, the assemblage of their communities, and their symbiotic relationships with bacteria.
Lab website: Gómez-Zurita Lab
Gómez-Zurita, J. 2015. Systematic revision of the genus Calligrapha Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae) in Central America: The group of Calligrapha argus Stål. Zootaxa. 3922(1): 71.
Gómez-Zurita, J. 2015. What is the leaf beetle Calligrapha scalaris (LeConte)? Breviora 541(1): 1-19.
de la Cadena, G.; Papadopoulou, A.; Maes, J.-M.; Gómez-Zurita, J. 2015. Evaluation of bias on the assessment of diet breadth of herbivorous insects using molecular methods. Insect Science: n/a-n/a . Ahead of print
Peris,S.; and Montelongo, T. 2014. Birds and small urban parks: a study in a high plateau city. Turkish Journal of Zoology 38 (3):316-325
Montelongo, T.; and Gómez-Zurita, J. 2014. Multilocus molecular systematics and evolution in time and space of Calligrapha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae). Zoologica Scripta. 43 (6):605-628