Aquatic Ecology & Evolution



About Me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Eawag (Kastanienbaum), in Ole Seehausen's (Eawag/UniBE) and Niklaus Zimmermann's (WSL/ETH Zürich) research groups. My research interests are centered on understanding how evolutionary and ecological processes shape and maintain the biodiversity surrounding us. To do so, I use an integrative approach, combining disciplines (such as biogeography, phylogeography, macroevolution, and macroecology) as well as distinct sources of information (e.g. morphological, molecular, phylogenetic, and geospatial data).

Currently, I am part of the Blue-Green Biodiversity Research Initiative, an Eawag–WSL collaboration that addresses many different ecological and evolutionary questions regarding biodiversity at the interface of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. In my project, I am reconstructing the evolutionary history of biodiversity in the Alps, one of the richest biodiversity hotspots in Europe. By using an island biogeography approach, my goal is to investigate the interaction between immigration and speciation in the origins of the regional pool of aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity. For more details about this project, click here.  

My research has been funded by BGB 2020 (Sep 2020–Dec 2021) and Academic Transition Grant (Jan–Jun 2022; 205221.00979.008.05 ATG21).


2020–Present Postdoctoral researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Kastanienbaum & Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern
2019 Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva: Juan Montoya's research group
2014–2019 PhD in Ecology and Evolution, Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva; Juan Montoya's research group. Thesis title: Historical factors, environmental heterogeneity and genomic changes as drivers of fish diversification in the Neotropics
2012–2013 Research internship, Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva; Juan Montoya's research group
2009–2010 Project leader and consultant, consortium among Santo Antônio Energia, Fundação Rio Madeira, and Federal University of Rondônia, Brazil
2007–2009 MSc in Freshwater Biology and Inland Fisheries, National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil; Lucia Rapp-Py-Daniel's research group
2003–2006 BSc in Biology, Federal University of Rondônia, Brazil


Anjos MS, Jardim de Queiroz L, et al. 2021. A taxonomically complex catfish group from an underrepresented geographic area: Systematics and species limits in Hypostomus Lacépède, 1803 (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from Eastern South America. J Zool Syst Evol Res,

Cardoso YP*, Jardim de Queiroz L*, et al. 2021. Multilocus phylogeny and historical biogeography of Hypostomus shed light on the processes of fish diversification in La Plata Basin. Scientific Reports, (*Equal contribution)

Jardim de Queiroz L, et al. 2020. Evolutionary units delimitation and continental multilocus phylogeny of the hyperdiverse catfish genus Hypostomus. Mol. Phyl. Evol.,

Briñoccoli Y, Jardim de Queiroz L, et al. 2020. Processes that drive the population structuring of Jenynsia lineata (Cyprinidontiformes, Anablepidae) in the La Plata Basin. Authorea Preprints, 10.22541/au.160102640.01382080. (Accepted for publication in Ecology and Evolution)

Jézéquel C, et al, including Jardim de Queiroz L. 2020. A database of freshwater fish species of the Amazon Basin. Scientific Data,

Jardim de Queiroz L, et al. 2017. Multifactorial genetic divergence processes drive the onset of speciation in an Amazonian fish. Plos One,