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.
Scientific Promotions Drs Lucia Calvacho-rosa and David Vrech and Mariela Oviedo-Diego, have new scientific positions in Conicet. Dr. Lucia Calbacho-Rosa and Dr. David Vrech were promoted to the category of Associate Researchers, while Mariela Oviedo-Diego received an internal postdoctoral fellowship for a period of three years. Congratulations
Scientific publications in recent years Bollatti, F., Simian, C., Peretti, A. V., & Aisenberg, A. 2022. Challenging monogamy in a spider with nontraditional sexual behavior. Scientific Reports, Vol 12(1), 5948. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-09777-7 Mardiné E, Peretti AV, Albín A, Oviedo-Diego MA & Aisenberg A. 2022. Size matters: Antagonistic effects of body size on courtship and digging in Read more about Publications[…]
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”[…]
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)[…]