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.; 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
Merckx, J.; Van Roie, M.; Gómez-Zurita, J.; Dekoninck, W. 2018. From theory to practice: a photographic inventory of museum collections to optimize collection management. Biodiversity Informatics:38-48 doi: 10.17161/bi.v13i0.7036
Gomez-Zurita J. 2018. Description of Kumatoeides gen. Nov. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Eumolpinae) from New Caledonia. Zootaxa. 4521(1):89-115 doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4521.1.4
Gomez-Zurita, J. 2018. Systematic revision of Central American Calligrapha Chevrolat of the subgenus Erythrographa subgen. nov. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae). . Zootaxa. 4531(1): 1-58 doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4531.1.1