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.
- Phylogeography of the harvestman Metasiro (Arthropoda, Arachnida, Opiliones) reveals a potential solution to the Pangean paradox.
- How many species of Siphonaria pectinata (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) are there?
- New Animal Phylogeny: Future challenges for animal phylogeny in the age of phylogenomics
- Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships within Myriapoda and the Effects of Matrix Composition and Occupancy on Phylogenomic Reconstruction