I am interested in all aspects of the evolution, ecology, biogeography and systematics of aquatic and subterranean beetles. In the last years I have mostly tried to understand the geographic and temporal origin of different Mediterranean lineages, what are the macroevolutionary and macroecological consequences of the constraints posed by their habitats (specially on their dispersal abilities), and what is the origin of the adaptations to these habitats.
Institution Associated Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-Universtat Pompeu Fabra)
Research Group Water and cave beetle evolution lab
Taxonomic Group different families of aquatic and subterranean Coleoptera
Studied Region world, but mainly Mediterranean region
molecular phylogenies/phylogeographies thermal tolerance dispersal abilities Macaronesia Tirrenian islands aquatic Coleoptera cavesAll Members