The Chatzimanolis Lab
I am an evolutionary biologist and entomologist interested in documenting earth’s biodiversity. I am studying the evolution and systematics of rove beetles, a hyper-diverse group with more than 60,000 described species. I have an active, collections-based research program in species discovery and description of rove beetles, and I combine molecular techniques with morphology and fossils to study their evolutionary relationships. In the past I have used phylogenies to ask questions about the evolution aposematic coloration and sexual structures and I am currently studying the evolution of myrmecophily in xanthopygine rove beetles. A second area of research focus includes the study of fossil insects, and lately I have started beetle faunistics studies on the Tennessee Valley area.
Stylianos 'Stelios' Chatzimanolis
Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Ave. Dept 2653
Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA.