Water and Cave Beetle Evolution Lab
Animal Biodiversity and Evolution Programme
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF)
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Functional morphology & ecology of beetles

Current research lines

  • Evolution of the functional morphospace of Dytiscidae.


  • Ahrens, D. & Ribera, I. (2009) Inferring speciation modes in a clade of Iberian chafers from rates of morphological evolution in different character systems. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 234 [request a pdf]
  • Ribera, I., Dolédec, S., Downie, I. S. & Foster, G. N. (2001) Effect of land disturbance and stress on species traits of ground beetle assemblages. Ecology 82: 1112-1129. request a pdf
  • Ribera, I., McCracken,D.I., Foster,G.N., Downie,I.S. & Abernethy,V.J. (1999) Morphological diversity of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Scottish agricultural land. Journal of Zoology, London: 247: 1-18. request a pdf
  • Ribera, I., Foster, G. N., Downie, I. S., McCracken, D. I. & Abernethy, V. J. A. (1999) A comparative study of the morphology and life traits of Scottish ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Annales Zoologici Fennici, 36: 21-37. request a pdf
  • Ribera, I., Foster, G. N. & Hold, W. V. (1997) Functional types of diving beetle (Coleoptera: Hygrobiidae and Dytiscidae), as identified by comparative swimming behaviour. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 61: 537-558. request a pdf
  • Ribera, I. & Nilsson, A. N. (1995) Morphometric patterns among diving beetles (Coleoptera: Noteridae, Hygrobiidae, Dytiscidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 73: 2343-2360. request a pdf