I am an evolutionary biologist, malacologist, and Antarctic researcher interested in the systematics, taxonomy, and ecology of heterobranchs. I apply novel morphological and genomic tools to provide new insights into the evolutionary patterns and historical processes that lead to the radiation and current diversity and distribution of molluscs.
I am a Zoologist, and I am interested in the evolution of animal diversity, especially in the incredible myriad of forms that can be found in the animal Kingdom. Until now, my work has focused on uncovering the external and the internal factors that are involved in the origin of the form of several animal structures.
I am a community and evolutionary ecologist with a particular interest in understanding the macroecological patterns of insect diversity and the underlying evolutionary processes that drive these patterns. My research focuses mainly in freshwater ecosystems and is pioneer by combining population genetics, phylogenetics, and community and functional ecology perspectives in macroecology.
My research focuses on the study of the Cynipidae (Hym.: Cynipoidea) and their parasitoids. My obsession is to bring order to the taxonomic chaos of these groupsby generating dichotomous keys that that facilitate their identificaiton. In additon, I have also studied most of the subfamilies of Figitidae (Hym.: Cynipoidea).
We are a highly dynamic group of researchers at different stages of our academic careers, including postdoctoral researchers, doctoral and master students, and research support technicians.