Research projects

My research covers three broad themes: taxonomy and conservation, evolutionary biology, and community ecology of trophic interactions. I believe that everything starts with naming and understanding diversity. How can we protect if we do not know what is present? My group apply species delimitation methods based on results of phylogenetic reconstructions, to inform about taxonomy. We use phylogenetics and phylogenomics as tools to decipher evolutionary relationships and improve classification accuracy. Finally, we have a fascination for trophic interaction networks and are interested in how biotic and abiotic factors affect parasitic and hyperparasitic associations.

Taxonomy and conservation

Evolutionary Biology

Community ecology of trophic interactions