My work on earthworms’ evolutionary biology has focused on molecular phylogeny, phylogeography, systematics, speciation, reproduction and adaptation to stressful environmental factors. My questions have been directed towards endemic, cosmopolitan and lately invasive species. These animals, although often neglected, represent a fantastic model for different elementary questions, since they live intimately related and influenced by the soil, and their dispersal capacity (with exceptions) is relatively low. That makes them excellent candidates to study phylogeographic patterns, cryptic speciation or adaptation capacities (phenotypic, genomic or epigenomic). My training covers diverse topics on animal macro- and microevolution from deep phylogenies to molecules. I have used the latest techniques, such as Next Generation Sequencing (phylogenomics, gene expression based on transcriptomes, epigenomics) and have combined them with traditional techniques (molecular markers, qPCR, histology, morphology, in-situs, environmental analyses), in order to gain the most comprehensive insight into the problems investigated. Our group includes experts on earthworm taxonomy, phylogeny and ecology.