Imperial College London

ProfessorAlfriedVogler

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Professor of Molecular Systematics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7942 5613a.vogler Website

 
 
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Location

 

GWW 2.2Silwood ParkSilwood Park

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Summary

 

Summary

Area of research

I am a molecular systematist working on the phylogeny and evolution of species diversity in insects. My specific interest is the order Coleoptera (beetles), the arguably largest radiation of animal species on Earth, which I use as a model for an evolutionary understanding of the great diversity of living organisms. I apply genomics and phylogenetic analysis, working at all hierarchical levels, from populations to basal relationships of insect orders. Novel high-throughput sequencing methods are constantly opening up new avenues for studying taxonomy and biodiversity, in particular in poorly known groups of arthropods, such as the tropical forest canopy or the soil. Metagenomic shotgun sequencing permits the study of entire complex communities in bulk for the analysis of species richness and phylogeny directly from an environmental sample (‘soup-to-tree’). Equally, we are using environmental DNA (eDNA) and qPCR or metabarcoding approaches to characterize complex communities from soil and water in benthic marine and freshwater habitats, or to study gut content of insects and mammals. I have a joint appointment with the Natural History Museum (NHM) London where I conduct most of my research.

Publications

Journals

Ahrens D, Fujisawa T, Krammer H-J, et al., 2016, Rarity and Incomplete Sampling in DNA-Based Species Delimitation, Systematic Biology, Vol:65, ISSN:1063-5157, Pages:478-494

Andujar C, Arribas P, Linard B, et al., 2016, The mitochondrial genome of Iberobaenia (Coleoptera: Iberobaeniidae): first rearrangement of protein-coding genes in the beetles., Mitochondrial Dna a Dna Mapp Seq Anal, Pages:1-3

Andujar C, Faille A, Perez-Gonzalez S, et al., 2016, Gondwanian relicts and oceanic dispersal in a cosmopolitan radiation of euedaphic ground beetles, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Vol:99, ISSN:1055-7903, Pages:235-246

Arribas P, Andujar C, Hopkins K, et al., 2016, Metabarcoding and mitochondrial metagenomics of endogean arthropods to unveil the mesofauna of the soil, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Vol:7, ISSN:2041-210X, Pages:1071-1081

Bidegaray-Batista L, Sanchez-Gracia A, Santulli G, et al., 2016, Imprints of multiple glacial refugia in the Pyrenees revealed by phylogeography and palaeodistribution modelling of an endemic spider, Molecular Ecology, Vol:25, ISSN:0962-1083, Pages:2046-2064

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