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

Thomson SA.; Pyle RL.; Ahyong ST.; Alonso-Zarazaga M.; ... [45 authors] ...; Faille A. ...[131 authors]... ; Zhang G.; Zhang ZQ.; Zhou HZ. 2018. Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. Plos Biology. 16(3):e2005075 doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075


Schmidt J.; Faille A. 2018. Revision of trechus clairville, 1806 of the bale mountains and adjacent volcanos, Ethiopia (Coleoptera, carabidae, trechini). European Journal of Taxonomy. 2018 (446):1-82 doi: 10.5852/ejt.2018.446


Sanchez-Fernandez D., Rizzo V., Bourdeau C., Cieslak A., Comas J., Faille A., Fresneda J., Lleopart E., Millán A., Montes A., Pallarés S., Ribera I. 2018. The deep subterranean environment as a potential model system in ecological, biogeographical and evolutionary research. Subterranean Biology. 25:1-7 doi: 10.3897/subtbiol.25.23530


Ribera, I.; Bilton, D.T.; Cardoso, A. (2018) The Meladema Laporte, 1835 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae) of the Sahara Desert. Zootaxa. 4399(1):119-122 doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4399.1.7