Miquel A. Arnedo

Miquel A. Arnedo

University professorFull professor

ORCID: 0000-0003-1402-4727
Scopus Author ID: 35605536900
Researcher ID: E-9086-2011
Knowledge area: Zoologia

Director of the UB master program in Biodiversity
Director of the UB advance course in Phylogenomics and Population Genomics: Inference and Applications

Research group:

  • Biodiversitat, Biologia, Ecologia i Filogènia d'Artròpodes
  • IP Grup de Recerca en Sistemàtica i Evolució Animal - ZOOSYSEVO

Contact Information
Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Av. Diagonal 643, 2on pis


Systematic Biology
Phylogeny and Phylogeography

Academic Training

Biologia (Zoologia) . Universitat de Barcelona . 01/06/1992 . (Diploma / Degree / Activities)
Biologia . Universitat de Barcelona . 20/05/1998 . (Ph.D.)

Research interests

Spider higher level molecular systematics
Comparative analysis of species diversification in oceanic islands
Mediterranean Biogeography
Population genetics and phylogeographic approaches to the study of speciation and species delimitation
Rapid biodiversity assessment and monitoring


Origin and evolution of sex role reversal in Allocosinae South American wolf spiders . 2018 - 2018 . Ref.WW-204R-17 . National Geographic Society . PI: Anita Aisenberg
Understanding the role of environmental and climatic changes in shaping subterranean diversity to preserve Europe’s unique hidden biodiversity (HiddenLife) . 2017 - 2019 . Ref.749867 . Unió Europea . PI: Miguel Angel Arnedo Lombarte; Martina Pavlek
Colonization and diversification of linyphiid spiders in the Juan Fernandez Islands . 2017 - 2019 . Ref.WW-145R-17 . National Geographic Society . PI: Gustavo Hormiga
Grup de Recerca en Sistemàtica i Evolució Animal - ZOOSYSEVO . 2017 - 2021 . Ref.2017SGR83 . Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) . PI: Miguel Angel Arnedo Lombarte
Constrastación de la hipótesis de radiación adaptativa y de los mecanismos de especiación en el género altamente diverso de arañas Dysdera: los linajes insulares . 2016 - 2019 . Ref.CGL2016-80651-P . Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad . PI: Miguel Angel Arnedo Lombarte; Carlos Ribera Almerje

Journal Publications

Crespo, LC.; Domènech M.; Enguídanos, A.; Malumbres-Olarte, J.; Cardoso, P.; Moya-Laraño, J.; Frías-López, C.; Macías-Hernández, N.; De Mas, E.; Mazzuca, P.; Mora, E.; Opatova, V.; Planas, E.; Ribera, C.; Roca-Cusachs, M.; Ruiz, D.; Sousa, S.; Tonzo, V.; Arnedo, M.A. (2018). A DNA barcode-assisted annotated checklist of the spider (Arachnida, Araneae) communities associated to white oak woodlands in spanish national parks. Biodiversity Data Journal, 6, p. e29443 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1314-2836
Macías-Hernández, N.; Athey, K; Tonzo, V.;Wangensteen, O.S; Arnedo, M.A.;Harwood, J.D. (2018). Molecular gut content analysis of different spider body parts. PLoS One, 13(5), pp. e0196589 - e01965816 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1932-6203
Vizueta, J.; Frías-López, C.; Macías-Hernández, N.; Arnedo, M.A.; Sánchez-Gracia, A.; Rozas, J. (2017). Evolution of chemosensory gene families in arthropods: Insight from the first inclusive comparative transcriptome analysis across spider appendages. Genome Biology and Evolution, 9(1), pp. 178 - 196 . https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evw296 . ISSN: 1759-6653
Bidegaray-Batista, L.; Sánchez-Garcia, A.; Santulli, G.; Maiorano, L.; Guisan, A.; Vogler, A.P.; Arnedo, M.A. (2016). Imprints of multiple glacial refugia in the Pyrenees revealed by phylogeography and paleodistribution modelling of an endemic spider. Molecular Ecology, 25(9), pp. 2046 - 2064 . https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13585 . ISSN: 0962-1083
Kallal, Robert J.; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Arnedo, Miquel A; Giribet, Gonzalo; Hormiga, Gustavo (2019). Monophyly, taxon sampling, and the nature of ranks in the classification of orb-weaving spiders (Araneae: Araneoidea). Systematic Biology, 69(2), pp. 401 - 411 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1063-5157
Peguero, Guille;Sol, Daniel;Arnedo, Miquel;Petersen, Henning;Salmon, Sandrine;Ponge, Jean‐François;Maspons, Joan;Emmett, Bridget;Beier, Claus;Schmidt, Inger K (2019). Fast attrition of springtail communities by experimental drought and richness-decomposition relationships across Europe. Global Change Biology, 25(8), pp. 2727 - 2738 . https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14685 . ISSN: 1354-1013
Sánchez-Herrero, J.F.; Frías-López, C.; Escuer, P.; Hinojosa-Alvarez, S.; Arnedo, M.A.; Sánchez-Gracia, A.; Rozas, J. (2019). The draft genome sequence of the spider Dysdera silvatica (Araneae, Dysderidae): A valuable resource for functional and evolutionary genomic studies in chelicerates. GigaScience, 8(8) . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 2047-217X
Carvalho, José C; Malumbres‐Olarte, Jagoba; Arnedo, Miquel A; Crespo, Luís C; Domenech, Marc; Cardoso, Pedro (2020). Taxonomic divergence and functional convergence in Iberian spider forest communities: Insights from beta diversity partitioning. Journal of Biogeography, 47(1), pp. 288 - 300 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13722 . ISSN: 0305-0270
Postiglioni, Rodrigo; Bidegaray-Batista, Leticia; Simó, Miguel; Arnedo, Miquel A (2019). Move to stay: genetic structure and demographic history of a wolf spider inhabiting coastal sand dunes of southern South America. Systematics and Biodiversity, 17(7), pp. 635 - 649 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2019.1689197 . ISSN: 1477-2000
Mammola, Stefano; Arnedo, Miquel A; Fi¿er, Cene; Cardoso, Pedro; John Dejanaz, Andrea; Isaia, Marco (2020). Environmental filtering and convergent evolution determine the ecological specialisation of subterranean spiders. Functional Ecology, 34, pp. 1064 - 1077 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 0269-8463

Others Publications

Bidegaray-Batista, L; Arnedo, M.A.; Carlozzi, A.; Jorge,C.; Pliscoff, P.; Postiglioni,R.; Simó, M.; Aisenberg,A. (2017). Dispersal strategies, genetic diversity and distribution: implications for conservation in two South American sand-dwelling wolf spiders (Araneae, Lycosidae) . In Behavior, Ecology and Evolution of Neotropical Spiders . Springer USA .
Arnedo, M.A.; C. Ribera. (2014). Chelicerates, The Eight-Legged Colonization of Land . In The Tree of Life . (pp. 316 - 325) . Sinauer Associates, Inc. . ISBN: 978-1-60535-229-9 .
Moya‐Laraño, J.; Foellmer, M. W. ; Pekár, S.; Arnedo, M. A.; Bilde, T.; Lubin, Y.D. (2013). Evolutionary Ecology: linking traits, selective pressures and ecological functions . In Spider Research in the 21st Century: Trends and Prospects . (pp. 112 - 153) . Siri Scientific Press . ISBN: 0957453019 .
Arnedo, M.A. (2010). L'arbre de la vida dels Artròpodes . In Enciclopèdia Història Natural dels Països Catalans . Enciclopèdia Catalana .
Arnedo, M.A. (2009). Spiders . In Encyclopedia of Islands . (pp. 861 - 865) . University of California Press . ISBN: 0520256492 .

Relevant Activities

ICREA Acadèmia d’excel.lència en la recerca
Associate Editor Editor 'Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution'
Associate Editor 'Zootaxa'
Associate Editor 'Animal Biodiversity and Conservation'
Associate Editor 'Tropical Zoology'

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