Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona

Natural diversity

Science Research Natural diversity

The Biodiversity Group works on several aspects of systematics and biogeography from the 1950s, although the tradition of our centre in this field dates back to the early years of the century with the creation of the museum itself.

In the thematic area of biodiversity, the museum is notable for the area of research focusing on the taxonomy and biogeography of cave-dwelling Coleoptera. Projects are also carried out relating to the systematics, fauna, chorology and biology of other groups of Coleoptera, as well as gastropods, Teleostei, etc. The value of the museum’s collections is currently being promoted as a resource for molecular and genetic research to support research on biodiversity.

Within this research programme, the projects are grouped in the following thematic areas: