We are an enthusiastic group of researchers, teachers, fellows and students who are focused on the reproductive biology of arthropods, with emphasis on evolution of sexual traits among arachnids.
We started this way since 10 years ago in order to offer a place of research and teaching in our country on this exciting subject. Together with studies on biodiversity and phylogeny we want to show an integrative perspective of arachnids.
We have explored a part of the amazing reproductive life of scorpions, spiders, pseudoscorpions, and solpugids, among other groups.
Youtube Channel We are an enthusiastic group of researchers, professors, fellows, and students who are focused on the reproductive biology of arthropods, with an emphasis on the evolution of sexual traits among arachnids. We started like this 10 years ago in order to offer a place for research and teaching in our country on this Read more about Youtube Channel[…]
Public communication of science in the framework of the Arthropodata seminar series is aimed at students and arthropod enthusiasts and combines the presentation of two researchers, one from Canada and the other from Argentina. It is coordinated by Dr. Prager’s laboratory (Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. Read more about Public science communication[…]
Dr. David Vrech. Member of the examining board of the undergraduate thesis of the student Ian Walker School of Biology FCEFyN, UNC, entitled: “Effects of management type and plant complexity on spider communities in spontaneous vegetation edges of crops in the Green Belt of Córdoba”, directed by Dr. Martin Videla and Dr. Ezequiel González. March Read more about Member of the examining board[…]
David E. Vrech, Invited speaker by Dr. Alex Córdoba-Aguilar, director of the Laboratory of Ecology and Animal Behavior, IE, UNAM (Mexico). The work entitled: “Sperm production in scorpions: models for the understanding of reproductive dynamics in an ancient group of arthropods” was presented. The talk was built around the lines of research carried out in Read more about Invited LEyCA[…]
During the pandemic some members of LABRE (Dr. Franco Cargnelutti, Dr. Fedra Bollatti and Mariela Oviedo-Diego) together with arachnologists from other Latin American countries had the initiative to create a space that facilitates the diffusion of opportunities for arachnologic studies, that promotes the exchange of ideas and the professional growth of its members through symposia, Read more about Latin Emerging Arachnology Network (RAEL)[…]
Participation in the Podcast: “Fragments of Okazaki” In chapter 17 of the podcast “Fragments of Okazaki” organized by Eduardo Briceño & Nelson Saint-Hilaire, a member of LABRE, the biologist Mariela Oviedo-Diego shared information about the reproductive biology of scorpions and the work developed during her PhD thesis. Don’t miss this episode, you can listen to Read more about “Fragmentos of Okazaki”[…]
Publicaciones científicas de los últimos años Cargnelutti F, Calbacho-Rosa L, Peretti A.V. 2021. Genital movements are not restricted to spermatozoa transfer in a haplogyne spider. Ethology, Vol 127, pp 731-738. https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.13210 Cargnelutti F, Reyes Ramírez A., Cristancho S., Sandoval-García I. A., Rocha-Ortega M., Calbacho-Rosa L., Palacino F., Córdoba-Aguilar A. 2021. Condition-dependent male copulatory courtship and its Read more about Scientific publications[…]
We are happy to had been part of the science communication course taugth by Eileen Hebets in Cordoba. We went through a week of challenging activities with an interdisciplinary group where we learned the most effective strategies to achieve the student’s engagement in STEM areas. We believe that this kind of activities is a fundamental Read more about Communication in Science (Eileen Hebets)[…]
Unity is strength! The enthusiasm to share and discuss different knowledge, questions and interpretations about the evolutionary processes that occur in spiders finally found its time and place in the Taller de Evolución de la Genitalia de Arañas in Córdoba. During this week, the MACN and LABRE arachnologists had the opportunity to enrich ourselves professionally Read more about Evolution Workshop of Spider Genitalia (LABRE-MACN)[…]
Second episode of the special scorpions! The biologist and researcher, David Vrech, invites them to enjoy the 16th broadcast of Popular Science, the new FCEFyN cycle for the entire community. Link video: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5qHSwQAiH2/