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Dr. Diana Delicado Iglesias

Diana Delicado Iglesias, Postdoctoral researcherDiana Delicado Iglesias
Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics
Justus Liebig University
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32 IFZ
D-35392 Giessen
Phone: +49 (0) 641 99-35726
Fax: +49 (0) 641 99-35709


Fields of interest/focus of work

  • Patterns of biodiversity and the underlying processes of evolution in freshwater snails
  • Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of the freshwater gastropod family Hydrobiidae
  • Regional and global processes responsible for differences in rates of speciation among microgastropod taxa
  • Evolution of morphological and anatomical characters in microgastropods


Scientific career

  • 2005: Degree in Biology. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain
  • 2006: Research collaborator. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Spain
  • 2007: Research assistant. JAE-CSIC PostGraduate contract at Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain
  • 2008-2010: Diploma student. JAE-CSIC Ph.D. student fellowship at Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales affiliated to Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • 2010: Diploma in Biology. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales affiliated to Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (Supervisors: Dr. Marian Ramos and Dr. Annie Machordom)
  • 2010-2013: Ph.D. student. JAE-CSIC Ph.D. student contract (2010-2012) and research assistant contract (2013) at Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales affiliated to Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • 2013: European Ph.D., Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales affiliated to Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (Supervisors: Dr. Marian Ramos and Dr. Annie Machordom)
  • 2013-2014: Visiting researcher working for the book Mollusks of ancient lakes Ohrid and Prespa, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • 2014-2016: Postdoctoral Fellow Justus, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • *2017: Peter Buck Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, U.S.A. (2+1 years)
  • 2016-Present: Postdoctoral researcher (PI): German Science Foundation (DFG) project, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. * interrupted in 2017
Awards & grants
  • JAE-CSIC PostGraduate contract by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain (2007)
  • JAE-CSIC Ph.D. student grant (2 years fellowship + 2 years contract) by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain (2008)
  • FPI student grant (2 years fellowship + 2 years contract) by the Ministry of Science, Spain (2008). Declined
  • Two travel grants awarded by the Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology Department, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain (2009, 2010)
  • Postdoctoral Program "Just'us" by the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany (2014)
  • Postdoctoral Program Peter Buck by the Smithsonian Institution, U.S.A. (2017)
  • Research Grant of the German Science Foundation, Germany (2016-2019)


Publications
Peer-reviewed articles

  • Vandendorpe, J.; van Baak, C.G.C.; Stelbrink, B.; Delicado, D.; Albrecht, C. & Wilke, T. (2019): Historical faunal exchange between the Pontocaspian Basin and North America. Ecology & Evolution (in press).
  • Delicado, D.; Arconada, B.; Aguado, A. & Ramos, M.A. (2019): Multilocus phylogeny, species delimitation and biogeography of Iberian valvatiform springsnails (Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae), with the description of a new genus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 186, 892-914.

  • Delicado, D. (2018): A rare case of stygophily in the Hydrobiidae (Gastropoda: Sadleriana). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 84, 480-485.
  • Miller, J.P.; Ramos, M.A., Hauffe, T. & Delicado, D. (2018): Global species richness of hydrobiid snails determined by climate and evolutionary history. Freshwater Biology, 63, 1225-1239.
  • Boulaassafer, K; Ghamizi, M & Delicado, D. (2018) The genus Mercuria Boeters, 1971 in Morocco: first molecular phylogeny of the genus and description of two new species (Caenogastropoda, Truncatelloidea, Hydrobiidae). ZooKeys, 782, 95-128.
  • Delicado, D.; Hauffe, T. & Wilke, T. (2018): Ecological opportunity may facilitate diversification in Palearctic freshwater organisms: a case study on hydrobiid gastropods. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 18, 55.
  • Khalloufi, N.; Béjaoui, M & Delicado, D. (2017): A new genus and species of uncertain phylogenetic position within the family Hydrobiidae (Caenogastropoda, Truncatelloidea) discovered in Tunisian springs. European Journal of Taxonomy, 328, 1-15.
  • Wembo Ndeo, O.; Hauffe, T.; Delicado, D.; Kankonda Busanga, A. & Albrecht, C. (2017): Mollusk communities of the central Congo River shaped by combined effects of barriers, environmental gradients, and species dispersal. Journal of Limnology, 76.
  • Delicado, D.; Pešić, V. & Glöer, P. (2016): Unraveling a new lineage of Hydrobiidae genera (Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea) from the Ponto-Caspian region. European Journal of Taxonomy, 208, 1-29.

  • Delicado, D.; Machordom, A. & Ramos, M.A. (2016): Diegus nom. nov., a replacement name for the recent described genus Didacus Delicado, Machordom and Ramos 2015 (Caenogastropoda, Hydrobiidae) and subsequent new combination. Graellsia, 72, e046.

  • Wilke, T.; Wagner, B.; Van Bocxlaer, B.; Albrecht, C.; Ariztegui, D.; Delicado, D.; Francke, A.; Harzhauser, M.; Hauffe, T.; Holtvoeth, J.; Just, J.; Leng, M.J.; Levkov, Z.; Penkman, K.; Sadori, L.; Skinner, A.; Stelbrink, B.; Vogel, H.; Wesselingh, F. & Wonik, F. (2016): Scientific drilling projects in ancient lakes: Integrating geological and biological histories. Global and Planetary Change, 143, 118-151 (Invited Review).
  • Delicado, D.; Machordom, A. & Ramos, M.A. (2015): Effects of habitat transition on the evolutionary patterns of the microgastropod genus Pseudamnicola (Mollusca, Hydrobiidae). Zoologica Scripta, 44, 403-417.
  • Delicado, D.; Machordom, A. & Ramos, M.A. (2014): Vicariant versus dispersal processes in the settlement of Pseudamnicola (Caenogastropoda, Hydrobiidae) in the Mediterranean Balearic Islands. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 171, 38-71.
  • Delicado, D.; Machordom, A. & M. Ramos (2013): Living on the mountains: patterns and causes of diversification in the springsnail subgenus Pseudamnicola (Corrosella) (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 68, 387-397.
  • Delicado, D. & Ramos, M.A. (2012): Morphological and molecular evidence for cryptic species of springsnails [genus Pseudamnicola (Corrosella) (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda, Hydrobiidae)]. Zookeys, 190, 55-79.
  • Delicado, D.; Machordom, A. & Ramos, M.A. (2012): Underestimated biodiversity of Hydrobiid snails in Southern Ibarian Peninsula. The case of Pseudamnicola (Corrosella) (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae). Journal of Natural History, 46, 25-89.
  • Álvarez, R.M.; Rubio, C.; Pablo, A.; Delicado, D.; Ramos, M.A. & Calvo, A. (2009): Estudio para la conservación y restauración de hábitats de moluscos hidrobioides en la cuenca del río Huecha. Naturaleza Aragonesa, 23, 56-67.
  • Arconada, B.; Delicado, D. & Ramos, M.A. (2007): A new genus and two new species of Hydrobiidae (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda) from the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Natural History, 41, 2007-2035.

Other articles and book publications

  • Wilke, T. & Delicado, D. (2019): Hydrobiidae Stimpson, 1865. In: Freshwater mollusks of the world: a distribution atlas. Charles Lydeard & Kevin S. Cummings (eds). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, U.S.A.

  • Delicado, D. & Ramos, M.A. (2012): Hydrobiidae section in: Guia de campo de Moluscos Acuáticos de la Cuenca del Ebro [Field Guide for the aquatic molluscs in the Ebro River Basin]. Confederación Hidrográfica del Ebro (CHE).
  • Delicado, D.; Ramos, M.A., Moreno, D., Irurita, J.M., Barea-Azcón, J.M. & Arconada, B. (2011): Pseudamnicola gasulli Boeters, 1981. Pp. 773-778. In Verdú, J.R., Numa, C. & Galante, E. (Eds.). Atlas de Invertebrados amenazados de España II: Especies “vulnerables” [National Atlas of the threatened invertebrates from Spain II: “Vulnerable” species]. Dirección General de Medio Natural y Política Forestal, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Medio Rural y Marino.
  • Delicado, D.; Arconada, B. & Ramos, M.A. (2011): Pseudamnicola subproducta (Paladilhe, 1869). Pp. 779-783. In Verdú, J.R., Numa, C. & Galante, E. (Eds.). Atlas de Invertebrados amenazados de España II: Especies “vulnerables” [National Atlas of the threatened invertebrates from Spain II: “Vulnerable” species]. Dirección General de Medio Natural y Política Forestal, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Medio Rural y Marino.
  • Delicado, D.; Ramos, M.A. & Machordom, A. (2010): Preliminary data on morphological vs molecular divergences between islands and Iberian populations of freshwater genus Pseudamnicola Paulucci 1878 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae). Pp. 255-260. In Perez Mellado, V. & Ramon, M.M. Eds. Islands and evolution. Institut Menorquí d'Estudis, Conselleria de Innovació del Govern Balear, Balearic Islands, Spain.
  • Delicado, D.; Ramos, M.A.; Álvarez, R.M.; Rubio, C.; Pablo, A. & Pérez, R. (2010): Presencia del molusco dulceacuícola Pseudamnicola hinzi Boeters 1986 (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Hydrobiidae) en Calamocha (Teruel). Xiloca, 38: 101-148.
  • Delicado, D. & Ramos, M.A. (2009): Study of the morphometric "form" in molluscs of the genus Pseudamnicola (Hydrobiidae: Caenogastropoda) in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. Revista Ibérica de Paleontología, 3:49-51.
  • Arconada, B.; Ramos, M.A.; Delicado, D. & Moreno, D. (2008): Pseudamnicola falkneri Boeters 1970. Pp. 520-523. In: Barea-Azcón, J. M., Ballesteros-Duperón, E. & Moreno, D. (coords.). Libro Rojo de los Invertebrados de Andalucía [Threatened Invertebrates Andalusian Red book]. Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Junta de Andalucía, Spain.
  • Arconada, B.; Ramos, M.A.; Delicado, D. & Moreno, D. (2008): Pseudamnicola gasulli Boeters 1981. Pp. 527-531. In: Barea-Azcón, J. M., Ballesteros-Duperón, E. & Moreno, D. (coords.). Libro Rojo de los Invertebrados de Andalucía [Threatened Invertebrates Andalusian Red book]. Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Junta de Andalucía, Spain.

Conference contributions and seminars (*invited presenter)

  • Hauffe, T.; Delicado, D.; Ettiene, R.; Valente, L. & Wilke T. (2018): Comparison of a new phylogenetic approach with a fossil-based method of evolutionary community assembly demonstrates how extinction conceals old shifts in immigration rate. II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Montpellier, France. (Poster)
  • Hauffe, T.; Valente, L.; Delicado, D.; Ettiene, R. & Wilke T. (2018): A new phylogenetic diversification analysis demonstrates an increase in equilibrium diversity for the fish fauna of ancient Lake Biwa upon a geodynamically induced increase in lake size. SIAL 8. Ettebe, Uganda. (Poster)
  • Delicado*, D. (2017): Global diversity of Hydrobiidae s. str. (Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea) and its determinants in space and time. Festsymposium: Mollusken Europas – Biodiversität im Wandel. Naturkunde Museum Stuttgart, Germany. (Oral communication)
  • Miller, J.; Ramos, M.A.; Hauffe, T. & Delicado, D. (2017):Effects of climatic, geographic and evolutionary variables on the global species richness distribution of the family Hydrobiidae s.str. Stimpson, 1865 (Caenogastropoda). 8th Congress of the European Malacological Societies, Krakov, Poland. (Poster)
  • Delicado, D. (2017): Patterns of species richness and underlying drivers of diversification in the non-marine aquatic family Hydrobiidae (Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea). Lunch seminar of the Invertebrate Zoology Department, Smithsonian Institution, U.S.A.
  • Delicado, D.; Hauffe, T. & Wilke, T. (2016): The usage of phylogenies to infer drivers of diversification in the non-marine aquatic family Hydrobiidae (Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea). The 19th International Congress of Unitas Malacologica, Penang, Malaysia. (Oral communication)
  • Boulaassafer, K.; Ghamizi, M. & Deicado, D. (2016) Checklist and evolutionary origin of the Hydrobiidae (Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea) from the southwestern Mediterranean region (Morocco and Iberia). The 19th International Congress of Unitas Malacologica, Penang, Malaysia. (Oral communication)
  • Delicado*, D. (2016): Patterns of species richness and underlying drivers of diversification in the non-marine aquatic family Hydrobiidae (Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea). SEMBIO, University of Barcelona, Spain. (Oral communication)
  • Wembo, O.; Clewing, C.; Delicado, D.; Baluku, B. & Albrecht, A. (2014): Phylogeny and biogeography of enigmatic freshwater microsnails endemic to Eastern Congo (South Kivu). Abstract of the first International Conference on biodiversity in the Congo Basin, Kisangani, p. 119. (Poster)
  • Delicado, D.; Machordom, A. & Ramos, M.A. (2012): La region íbero-balear: Un escenario de biodiversidad y radiación endémica. I Congreso Ibérico de Sistemática Animal. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. (Oral comunication).
  • Delicado, D.; Ramos, M.A. & Machordom, A. (2011): Estudio de la diversidad del género Pseudamnicola (Caenogastropoda:Hydrobiidae) en la cuenca Mediterránea y su radiación endémica en la región Íbero-Balear. Cuarta jornada del departamento de Biodiversidad y Biologia evolutiva del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. MNCN, Madrid, Spain. (Oral comunication).
  • Delicado, D.; Machordom, A.; Wilke, T & Ramos, M.A. (2011): Overview of the European diversity of genus Pseudamnicola (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) and its endemic radiation in the Ibero-Balearic region. 6th Congress of the European Malacological Societies (CEMS). Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Poster).
  • Delicado, D.; Machordom, A.; Wilke, T & Ramos, M.A. (2010): The genus Pseudamnicola (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae): a "tiny" example of endemism and biodiversity. Molluscan Forum of The Malacological Society of London. Natural History Museum, London. (Poster).
  • Delicado, D.; Machordom, A. & Ramos, M.A.(2009): Morphological vs Molecular divergences between islands and Iberian populations of the freshwater genus Pseudamnicola Paulucci 1878 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae). I International Symposium on Islands and Evolution. Maó, Menorca, Spain. (Poster).
  • Delicado, D. & Ramos, M.A. (2009): Study of the morphometric "form" in molluscs of the genus Pseudamnicola (Hydrobiidae: Caenogastropoda) in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. I Iberian Symposium on Geometric Morphometrics. Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain. (Poster). Published in: Revista Paleontologia y Evolució, Special number. 3: 49-50.
  • Delicado, D.; Ramos, M.A. & Machordom, A. (2009): Sistemática del género Pseudamnicola (Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae) en la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares: estudios morfológicos y moleculares. II Conference of the Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology Department in Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. MNCN, Madrid, España. (Oral comunication).

Master and PhD supervisions

Tested, N. 2015. Habitat type as the most influential factor on evolutionary rates. An example from the microgastropod family Hydrobiidae. Master Thesis at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. Co-supervision.

Boulaassafer, K. 2015-2019. Interpopulation variability of the genera Mercuria, Pseudamnicola and Corrosella of inland waters of Morocco. PhD thesis co-supervision.

Miller, J. 2016-2020. Systematics, biogeography and evolutionary patterns of the family Hydrobiidae (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda). PhD-student fellowship granted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. PhD thesis co-supervision.