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
Santa Souza D.; Marinoni L.; Monne M.L.; Gómes-Zurita J. 2020. Molecular phylogenetic assessment of the tribal classification of Lamiinae Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution. volL 145 doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106736
Vizán-Rico H.; Mayer C.; Petersen M.; McKenna D.; Xin Zhou and Jesús Gómez-Zurita 2019. Patterns and Constraints in the Evolution of Sperm Individualization Genes in Insects, with an Emphasis on Beetles. Genes. 10(10)776 doi.org/10.3390/genes10100776
Platania L.; Cardoso A. and Gomez-Zurita J. 2019. Diversity and evolution of New Caledonian endemic
Taophila subgenus Lapita (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae:Eumolpinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society,. 1-32 doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz119
Gómez-Zurita J.; Cardoso A. 2019. Phylogeographic assessment of mtDNA paraphyly and the evolution of unisexuality in Calligrapha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. (): doi: 10.1111/jzs.12269