Diego Fontaneto

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Diego Fontaneto
National Research Council of Italy

My research interests include speciation, macroecology and patterns of diversity, mostly using as a test case microscopic invertebrates such as rotifers. Speciation. The evolution of distinct species in animals has often been considered a property solely of sexually reproducing organisms. My work deals with differences and similarities in the speciation process between sexual and asexual organisms. Macroecology. Patterns of diversity in microscopic organisms are hypothesised to differ from macroscopic ones, as small size, desiccation tolerance, and dispersal capability should allow micro-organisms to achieve global distributions. I test the predictions of this ubiquity hypothesis in microscopic animals using morphological and molecular taxonomy.



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NSF Collaborator

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National Research Council of Italy, source http://www.ise.cnr.it/people/researcher/fontaneto