Water and Cave Beetle Evolution Lab
Animal Biodiversity and Evolution Programme
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF)
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Evolution of the size of the geographical range

Current research lines

  • Origin of the differences in the size of the geographical range in closely related species
  • Protein expression changes (measured with 2D gels) of species with different range sizes subjected to extreme temperatures




Recent publications

  • García-Vázquez, D. & Ribera, I. (2016) The origin of widespread species in a poor dispersing lineage (diving beetle genus Deronectes). PeerJ, 4:e2514. [pdf].
  • Hidalgo-Galiana, A., Monge, M.m Biron, D.G., Canals, F., Ribera, I. & Cieslak, A. (2016) Protein expression parallels thermal tolerance and ecologic changes in the diversification of a diving beetle species complex. Heredity 116: 114-123. [pdf][sup1][sup2].[heredity podcast from 11'15"][mp3 file]
  • Hidalgo-Galiana, A., Sánchez-Fernández, D., Bilton, D.T., Cieslak, A. & Ribera, I. (2014) Thermal niche evolution and geographic range expansion in a species complex of western Mediterranean diving beetles. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14: 187.
  • Hidalgo-Galiana, A., Monge, M., Biron, D.G., Canals, F., Ribera, I. & Cieslak, A.( 2014) Reproducibility and consistency of proteomic experiments on natural populations of a non-model aquatic insect species. PLoS ONE, 9(8): e104734
  • Sánchez-Fernández, D., Lobo, J.M., Millán, A. & Ribera, I. (2012) Habitat type mediates equilibrium with climatic conditions in the distribution of Iberian diving beetles. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21: 988-997 [pdf].
  • Abellán, P. & Ribera, I. (2011) Geographic location and phylogeny are the main determinants of the size of the geographical range in aquatic beetles, BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11: 344. [pdf] [supp.1] [supp.2] [supp.3].
  • Balke, M., Ribera, I., Miller, M.A., Hendrich, L., Sagata, K., Posman, A., Vogler, A.P. & Meier, R. (2009) New Guinea highland origin of a widespread arthropod supertramp. Proc. R. Soc. London B 276: 2359-2367. [request a pdf]
  • Cieslak, A. & Ribera, I. (2009) Aplicaciones de proteómica en ecología y evolución. Ecosistemas 18(1): 34-43.[request a pdf]