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my research interests [in construction]
 
phylogeny of saturniids
DNA barcoding
saturniid taxonomy
microevolution & hybrid zones
phylogenetic reconstruction

If to define briefly my research interests, I would say I am an evolutionary biologist and my pet taxon is the Lepidoptera family Saturniidae, also known as the wild silkmoths or emperor moths. My work as a taxonomist aims at understanding and defining the units of evolution within this group, and as a phylogeneticist I attempt to unveil the history of the diversification of these moths. Primarily a morphologist, I am now deeply engaged in the use of DNA barcodes as an additional set of data. The course of my university studies as well as various encounters extended my research pathway to several equally exciting directions, from other families of Lepidoptera (Sphingidae, to cite only one) to some aspects of host-parasitoids relationships and studies of soil fauna (in particular microevolution and hybrid zones in collembolans and DNA barcoding of these micro-arthropods and of earthworms).

 
phylogeny of saturniid moths DNA barcoding
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saturniid taxonomy
 
microevolution & hybrid zones
 
phylogenetic reconstruction
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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