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
Papadopoulou, A.; Cardoso, A.; Gómez-Zurita, J. 2013. Diversity and diversification of Eumolpinae (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) in New Caledonia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 168: 473-495
Montelongo, T.; Gómez-Zurita, J. 2013. Morphological and Molecular Characterization of a New Nearctic Species of Calligrapha Chevrolat, 1836 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae) from Central Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115 (4):369-391