Biosystematics, informatics and genomics of the big 4 insect groups: training tomorrow's researchers and entrepreneurs


Alexey Solodovnikov

Objectives: Based on the advanced DNA-sequencing technologies, including those under development in the ESR project 1, the aim is to develop an accelerated way of extracting and preserving valuable systematic and evolutionary information for future g... show more
Objectives: Adaptive radiations, including those on isolated islands, are widely recognized as generators of immense diversity of species, lifestyles and morphologies. Taxon-island systems studied in detail so far were mostly focused on vertebrates o... show more
Objectives: To develop an efficient workflow combining morphospecies, DNA-barcoding, revisionary systematics, genomics and statistical phylogenetic approaches that would allow to overcome a hitherto non-passable "taxonomic impediment" hampe... show more
Objectives: With ca. 60,000 recent species, rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) are among the best examples of mega-diverse taxa that always were, and still are, super-challenging for systematic studies. All previous attempts to retrieve a relia... show more