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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Publications Publications

Xiao‐Zhu L.; Antunes‐Carvalho C.;  Wipfler B.; Ribera I.;  Beutel R.G. 2019. The cephalic morphology of the troglobiontic cholevine species Troglocharinus ferreri (Coleoptera, Leiodidae). Journal Morphology. doi.org/10.1002/jmor.21025


Villastrigo A.; Jäch M.A.; Cardoso A.; Valladares L.F.; Ribera I. 2019. A molecular phylogeny of the tribe Ochthebiini (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae, Ochthebiinae). Systematic Entomology. : doi: 10.1111/syen.12318


Pallares S., Lai M., Abellan P., Ribera I., Sanchez-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


Maddison D.R.; Kanda K.; Boyd O.F.; Faille A.; Porch N.; Erwin T.L.; Roig-Juñent S. 2019. Phylogeny of the beetle supertribe Trechitae (Coleoptera: Carabidae): Unexpected clades, isolated lineages, and morphological convergence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 132:151-176 doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.11.006


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