Dr. Emmanuel Toussaint, email@example.com, +41224186467
The subgenus Calosoma (Carabophanus) comprises four species endemic to the Ethiopian highland plateaus. These species are morphologically highly derived and their evolutionary ties within the genus Calosoma are unknown. We propose to study the phylogeography of these species using capture methods allowing to use both fresh material but also museum collection specimens to build a comprehensive genomic dataset. This data will be used to test species boundaries, investigate population structure and phylogeographical patterns across the rugged landscapes of east African mountains.