Andrea Maria Schomann – University of Copenhagen

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Andrea Maria Schomann

Andrea Maria Schomann

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Natural History Museum of Denmark
Universitetsparken 15
2100 København Ø

Phone: +45 353-21022
Phone (Reception desk): +45 353-22222

Primary research areas

Entomology: Coleoptera

Current research

Revision of the genus Hyperomma, occurring in Australia and New Zealand; Paederinae of New Zealand; phylogeny of Paederinae.

The peculiar geographic distribution of the rove beetle genus Hyperomma and other Paederinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in New Zealand leads directly to one of the oldest, but still unresolved questions in global biogeography: the origins of the widely disjunct Southern Hemisphere terrestrial biota. The dominating concepts regarding the history of its biota (vicariance vs. dispersal) are based on a very limited set of organisms. The rove beetle subfamily Paederinae as a new excellent invertebrate model group can help to address this old problem. My project combines classical taxonomic revision with innovative morphology- and molecular-based time-calibrated phylogenetic inference, embraced by a broad biogeographic synthesis about the South Temperate terrestrial invertebrate fauna.