About Me

Home_01My research interests are focused on biogeographysystematics and molecular phylogenetics studies of land snails. My research projects are based in the use of  molecular tools, which together with a comparative morphology are able to show the phylogenetic relationships that exist at the species level and higher taxa, as well as to contribute to the knowledge of evolution and speciation processes. Moreover, I am also interested in the phylogeography, in order to understand the spatial processes which have determined the actual distribution of the species.

In my opinion, in this changing world, a thorough knowledge of all species and their correct classification is needed to apply this information in management action plans and to establish conservation priority settings.



PhD (“Molecular systematics and biogeography of land snails of the Mediterranean Basin: the study of Allognathus, Candidula and Xerocrassa (Gastropoda: Helicoidea)”. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2016.

MSc. in Biodiversity, Function and Ecosystem Management. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Leioa, 2011.

Degree in Environmental Sciences. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2010.




1 Department of Zoology and Animal Cell Biology. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)About_Me_01

C/ Paseo de la Universidad 7, 01006. Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

2 Centro de Investigacion Laskaray Ikergunea, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Avda. Miguel de Unamuno 36, 01006. Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

Phone: +34 945 30 01 43

E-mail: luisjavier.chueca (at) ehu.eus / ljchueca001 (at) gmail.com

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