Biodiversity Program
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF)
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF)
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37
08003 Barcelona, Spain

Research Interests

Among the most important scientific goals in biodiversity research is understanding the complex evolutionary and ecological relationships between species. Within this framework, the Animal Biodiversity and Evolution (ABE) program has two fundamental and complementary objectives: 1) to describe biodiversity and to help in the reconstruction of the Tree of Life, and 2) to advance in our understanding about how this biodiversity has been generated, how it evolved and which factors explain its spatial and ecological patterns. To achieve these goals, we study particular cases and taxonomic groups (mainly within mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and beetles) as well as more global trends. We also use a wide range of techniques, from field work and the study of morphology to genetic and phylogenomic analyses.

Positions Available

Students at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels with motivation and interest in our research areas are always encouraged to contact the principal investigators stating their interests.

Research Groups

Instituto de Biología Evolutiva

Institut de Biologia Evolutiva

Institute of Evolutionary Biology
Last update: March 2022