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IADIZA conducts scientific research aimed at understanding and explaining the structure and functioning of drylands

Entomology: Systematics and Ecology

DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE GROUP

The Entomology Laboratory of IADIZA conducts research on a diverse range of topics concerning arthropods, including systematics, phylogenetics, ecology, behavior, biogeography, and forensics. Studies encompass different aspects of biodiversity, from basic descriptions of the local fauna to distributional patterns, phylogeny and ecological requirements of component species. In the Laboratory, research studies also address the macrofauna of aquatic environments, determining environment quality, biogeographic traits of different groups, among them arthropods and reptiles, determination of fauna associated with corpses, etc.

Objectives

  • Describing the biodiversity of different groups of insects and arachnids in Argentina and in the rest of South America.
  • Determining the evolutionary patterns of these groups (phylogeny), trying to elucidate the processes that have affected them.
  • Establishing historical and ecological biogeographic patterns and their application to the management of natural resources and their conservation.

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