Research in the Giribet Lab is driven by an interest in animal diversity and evolution. To understand how this diversity came to be, we focus on reconstructing the chronicle of animal life. With an array of data and approaches, we investigate relationships of invertebrate phyla and the timing of their diversification. We currently use mostly genomic and transcriptomic data to address these questions. We then use the phylogenies to study different aspects of organismal biology, such as biogeography, phylogeography, evolution of shape, among others.
- The role of progenesis in the diversification of the interstitial annelid lineage Psammodrilidae
- . A phylotranscriptomic backbone of the orb-weaving spider family Araneidae (Arachnida, Araneae) supported by multiple methodological approaches.
- The "Peripatos" in Eurogondwana?-Lack of evidence that southeast Asian onychophorans walked through Europe.
- A revised dated phylogeny of scorpions: Phylogenomic support for ancient divergence of the temperate Gondwanan family Bothriuridae.
- Origin of spiders and their spinning organs illuminated by mid-Cretaceous amber fossils.
- Phylogenomics resolves the evolutionary chronicle of our squirting closest relatives
- Current views on chelicerate phylogeny—A tribute to Peter Weygoldt