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Dr. David Peris Cerdán

Dr. David Peris Cerdán

Current position:
Postdoctoral fellow at the Institut für Geowissenschaften und Meteorologie - Bereich Paläontologie. RheinischeFriedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

Previous positions/career:
- PhD in Earth Sciences (2011-2015), Universitat de Barcelona – "Paleobiology of beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) from western European Cretaceous ambers" // "Paleobiología de los escarabajos (Insecta: Coleoptera) de los ámbares cretácicos del oeste europeo".
- MSc in High School Teacher Formation (2010-2011), Universitat de Barcelona.
- MSc in Evolutionary Biology (2009-2010), Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Universidad Autónoma de Madrid – “Study of the subfossil mite species and micropalaeoambient reconstruction from the Camino de las Yeseras site (San Fernando de Henares, Madrid)” // “Estudio de las especies de ácaros subfósiles y reconstrucción de micropaleoambientes en el yacimiento Camino de las Yeseras (San Fernando de Henares, Madrid)”.
- BSc in Biology (2004-2009) with a concentration in Organisms and Systems, University of Valencia.

Phone:
Email: daperce@gmail.com

Mailing address:
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Meteorologie
RheinischeFriedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Nussallee 8
53115 – Bonn, Germany

Research:
All topics concerning the “amber world” are of interest to me. After locating, extracting, handling and preparing the amber pieces with fossil content, my research is focused on Early Cretaceous beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera), not only their systematic study but also assessing their paleoecology and paleoethology. This can be achieved thanks to the wonderful ability of the amber record to capture portions of the past ecosystems and preserving them to present days with little alteration. When possible, I also perform phylogenetic studies to infer the evolutionary patters of certain groups of beetles. Although my research primarily focuses on the study of all the Coleopteran groups embedded in Spanish amber, it is also aimed at exploring the beetle diversity from other Cretaceous ambers worldwide such as French, New Jersey or Burmese ambers.

Research activities :
MSc and PhD research
In my MSc research I was involved in a project about archaeoacarology. Based on some studies from the 60s about using insect remains to extract conclusions related to anthropological settlements and their environment, in the 90s the concept was also explored through the study of mite remains (Acari). Mites have a good archaeological potential because they are morphologically stable, certain species live in a very restrictive range of conditions, they have poor dispersal abilities, and their chitinous exoskeleton allows them to be preserved in the sediment for several thousands of years. This research was the first approach to the Calcolithic microenvironments of the “Camino de las Yeseras” outcrop (San Fernando de Henares, Spain), in which a third millennium BC occupation was documented.

My PhD research was aimed at identifying, describing, and discussing the most relevant paleobiological characteristics of the beetles (Coleoptera) preserved in Early Cretaceous Spanish and French ambers. Why study beetles in amber?

- Coleopterans comprise about 25% of all Recent described animal and plant species in the world, making them the primary contributor to Earth’s biodiversity, with approximately 380,000 described species.

- Coleoptera is one of the best represented insect groups in Spanish amber and others worldwide, although only a low portion of them have been taxonomically studied so far.

- These studies are contributing to increase the information about the ancient ecosystems.

- These studies are contributing to increase the knowledge on the phylogeny of extant basal beetle groups, as many families have in Cretaceous ambers their most ancient fossil record known.

- Early Cretaceous beetles correspond to the intermediate fauna between “older” (or Jurassic) types and “modern” ones; this change, among other factors, could be related to the radiation of flowering plants (angiosperms) during this time and the associated biotic changes.

- In modern ecosystems there is a high beetle diversity related to the pollination of flowering plants. Therefore, the radiation and early evolution of flowering plants might have been partially explained by their interaction with beetles through time.

Publications

Overview on publications:
Although my first incursion with the palaeontology was with Holocene subfossil mites, I focused on Cretaceous fossil beetles in amber. After the description of numerous new species in Coleoptera, the knowledge about the Cretaceous beetles, the early evolution in some important families, and their implications in the environment where they lived is currently being better understanding.

Articles:

Peris, D.. 2020. Coleoptera in amber from Cretaceous resiniferous forests. Cretaceous Research 113, 104484. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2020.104484

Peris, D. Labandeira, C.C., Barrón, E., Delclòs, X., Rust, J. & Wang, B. 2020. Generalist pollen-feeding beetles during the mid-Cretaceous. iScience 23, 100913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2020.100913

Peris, D., Bao, T., Mähler, B. & Philips T.K. 2020. A morphologically unique species of Ptinidae (Coleoptera) and the first found in mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber (Myanmar). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 18, 873–883. https://doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2019.1695291

Peris, D. & Jelínek, J. 2020. Syninclusions of two new species of short-winged flower beetle (Coleoptera: Kateretidae) in mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber (Myanmar). Cretaceous Research 116, 104264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104264

Peris, D. & Jelínek, J. 2019. Atypical short elytra in Cretaceous short-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Kateretidae). Palaeoentomology 2, 505–514. https://doi.org/10.11646/palaeoentomology.2.5.14

Peris, D. & Rust, J. 2019. Cretaceous beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) in amber: the palaeoecology of this most diverse group of insects. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz118

Peris, D. & Fanti, F. 2018. Molliberus albae gen. et sp. nov., the oldest Laurasian soldier beetle (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) from the Lower Cretaceous Spanish amber. Cretaceous Research 91, 263–268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2018.07.003

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Delclòs, X., Clapham, M.E., Arillo, A., Peris, D., Jäger, P., Stebner, F. & Peñalver, E. 2018. Arthropods in modern resins reveal if amber accurately recorded forest arthropod communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, 6739–6744. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1802138115

Peris, D. & Delclòs, X. 2018. Historias de mutualismo fosilizadas. Investigación y Ciencia Nº 497, 10–11, Febrero 2018.

Peñalver, E., Arillo, A., Delclòs, X., Peris, D., Grimaldi, D.A., Anderson, S.R., Nascimbene, P.C. & Pérez-de la Fuente, R. 2017. Ticks parasitised feathered dinosaurs as revealed by Cretaceous amber assemblages. Nature Communications 8: 1924. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01550-z

Cruz-Miralles, J., Cabedo-López, M., Agut, B., Peris, D. Flors, V. & Jaques, J.A. 2017. La respuesta de los cítricos a Tetranychus urticae. Levante Agricola, 4º Trimestre 2017.

Peris, D., Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Smith, S.M. & Cognato, A.I. 2017. Eoplaytpus jordali gen.n. et sp.n., the first described Platypodinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Baltic amber. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 75, 185–194.

Peris, D., Lyubarsky, G.Y. & Perkovsky, E.E. 2017. A new genus of silken-fungus beetle (Coleoptera: Cryptophagidae) from the Spanish Cretaceous amber. Cretaceous Research 78, 191–195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2017.06.018

Peris, D., Labandeira, C.C., Peñalver, E., Delclòs, X., Barrón, E. & Pérez-de la Fuente, R. 2017. The case of Darwinylus marcosi (Insecta: Coleoptera: Oedemeridae): A Cretaceous shift from a gymnosperm to an angiosperm pollinator mutualism. Communicative & Integrative Biology 10, e1325048 (3 pages). https://doi.org/10.1080/19420889.2017.1325048

Jałoszyński, P., Perrichot, V. & Peris, D. 2017. Ninety million years of chasing mites by ant-like stone beetles. Gondwana Research 48, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2017.04.002

Peris, D., Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Peñalver, E., Delclòs, X., Barrón, E. & Labandeira, C.C. 2017. False blister beetles and the expansion of gymnosperm-insect pollination modes before angiosperm dominance. Current Biology 27, 897–904. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.009

Peris, D. 2017. Early Cretaceous origin of pollen-feeding beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Oedemeridae). Cladistics 33, 268–278. https://doi.org/10.1111/cla.12168

Peris, D. & Háva, J. 2016. New species from Late Cretaceous New Jersey amber and stasis in subfamily Attageninae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Dermestidae). Journal of Paleontology 90, 491–498. https://doi.org/10.1017/jpa.2016.51

Peris, D., Philips, T.K. & Delclòs, X. 2015. Ptinid beetles from the Cretaceous gymnosperm-dominated forests. Cretaceous Research 52: 440–452. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2014.02.009

Peris, D. & Ruzzier, E. 2015. A new tribe, new genus, and new species of Mordellidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from the Early Cretaceous amber of Spain. ERRATUM CORRIGENDUM. Cretaceous Research 52: 178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2014.09.011

Engel, M.S., Peris, D., Chatzimanolis, S. & Delclòs, X. 2015. An earwig (Insecta: Dermaptera) in Early Cretaceous amber from Spain. Insect Systematics & Evolution 46: 291–300. https://doi.org/10.1163/1876312X-45032121

Peris, D. & Delclòs, X. 2015. Fossil Monotomidae (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) from Laurasian Cretaceous amber. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 15: 333–342. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-015-0205-y

Peris, D., Maier, C.A., Sánchez-García, A. & Delclòs, X. 2015. The oldest known riffle beetle (Coleoptera: Elmidae) from Early Cretaceous Spanish amber. Comptes Rendus Palevol 14: 181–186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crpv.2014.11.005

Peris, D., Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Peñalver, E. & Delclòs, X. 2015. New ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae) from Miocene Mexican and Dominican ambers and their paleobiogeographical implications. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 15, 527–542. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-015-0213-y

Jałoszyński, P. & Peris, D. 2016. Cretaceous amber inclusions of Spain and Myanmar demonstrate early diversification and wide dispersal of Cephenniitae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae). Cretaceous Research 57, 190–198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2015.09.002

Peris, D., Ruzzier, E., Perrichot, V. & Delclòs, X. 2016. Evolutionary and paleobiological implications of Coleoptera (Insecta) from Tethyan-influenced Cretaceous ambers. Geoscience Frontiers 7, 695–706. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsf.2015.12.007

Peris, D., Chatzimanolis, S. & Delclòs, X. 2014. Diversity of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Early Cretaceous Spanish amber. Cretaceous Research 48: 85–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2013.11.008

Peris, D., Delclòs, X., Soriano, C. & Perrichot, V. 2014. The earliest occurrence and remarkable stasis of the family Bostrichidae (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) in Cretaceous Charentes amber. Palaeontologica electronica 17.1.14A: 8p; https://doi.org/10.26879/408

Peris, D., Davis, R.S., Engel, M.S. & Delclòs, X. 2014. An evolutionary history embedded in amber: reflection of the Mesozoic shift in weevil-dominated (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) faunas. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 534–553. https://doi.org/10.1111/zoj12149

Peris, D., Thayer, M.K. & Neraudeau, D. 2014. Oldest Omaliini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae) discovered in the opaque Cretaceous amber of Charentes. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107: 902–910. https://doi.org/10.1603/AN14047

Peris, D., Kolibáč, J. & Delclòs, X. 2014. Cretamerus vulloi gen. et sp. nov., an exceptionally well-preserved bark-gnawing beetle (Coleoptera: Trogossitidae) from the Cretaceous amber. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 12: 879–891. https://doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2013.853108

Peris, D. & Ruzzier, E. 2013. A new tribe, new genus, and new species of Mordellidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from the Early Cretaceous amber of Spain. Cretaceous Research 45: 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2013.07.002

Books and book chapters:

Peñalver, E., Barrón, E., Delclòs, X., Álvarez-Fernández, E., Arillo, A., López del Valle, R., Lozano, R., Murillo-Barroso, M., Pérez de la Fuente, R., Peris, D., Rodrigo, A., Sánchez-García, A., Sarto i Monteys, V., Viejo, J.L. & Vilaça, R. 2018. Amber in Portugal: state of the art. In: Vaz, N. & Sá, A. (Eds.), Yacimientos paleontológicos excepcionales en la península Ibérica. Cuadernos del Museo Geominero, IGME, 27, 279–287.

Peris, D. 2017. An inordinate fondness for beetles. In: Cullum, A. & Martinius, A. (Eds.), 52 more things you should know about palaeontology. Agile Libre, pp. 20–21.

Peñalver, E.; Arillo, A.; Barrón, E.; Delclòs, X.; Pérez-de la Fuente, R.; Peris, D. y Sánchez-García, A. 2014. El ámbar de España como fuente de información paleoecológica (Albiense: Cretácico Inferior). 153-155 pp. In: Royo-Torres, R.; Verdú, F.J. y Alcalá, L. (Coords.), XXX Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología. ¡Fundamental!, 24: 1-282. Teruel.

Delclòs, X.; Arillo, A.; Barrón, E.; Dal Corso, J.; Davieró-Gómez, V.; López del Valle, R.; Nel, A.; Ortega-Blanco, J.; Peñalver, E.; Pérez-de la Fuente, R.; Peris, D. ; Sánchez-García, A.; Solórzano-Kraemer, M.M.; Roghi, G.; Saupe, E. y Selden, P. 2014. El ámbar del Cretácico Inferior de España. 65-68 pp. In: Royo-Torres, R.; Verdú, F.J. y Alcalá, L. (Coords.), XXX Jornadas de Paleontología de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología. ¡Fundamental!, 24: 1-282. Teruel.

Pérez-de la Fuente, R.; Peñalver, E.; Delclòs, X.; Najarro, M.; Rosales, I.; Barrón, E.; López del Valle, R.; Ortega-Blanco, J.; Arillo, A.; Sánchez-García, A. & Peris, D. 2013. El ámbar del Cretácico Inferior de El Soplao (Rábago, Cantabria). Informes Técnicos, IGME, “Avances en la investigación geológica de la cueva El Soplao y su entorno”, Madrid, nº 7: 103-114.

Luciáñez, M.J., González, A. & Cerdán, D. 2011. Los ácaros subfósiles en la reconstrucción paleoambiental. In: Blasco, C., Liesau, C. & Ríos, P. (Eds.), Yacimientos Calcolíticos con Campaniformes de la Región de Madrid. Nuevos Estudios. Manero Digital S.L., Madrid, pp. 237–248. ISBN: 84-922344-4-X.

Congress contributions:

Delclòs, X., Peñalver, E., Barrón, E., Arillo, A., Azar, D., Dal Corso, J., Kania, I., Kvaček, J., Labandeira, C., Nel, A., Menor-Salván, C., Sarto I Monteys, V., Solórzano Kraemer, M.M. & Pérez-de la Fuente, R. 2019. Early Cretaceous Spanish amber reveals an important ancient “hotspot” of biodiversity in an insular context. 8th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Abstract book: 108–109.

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Delclòs, X., Clapham, M.E., Arillo, A., Peris, D., Jäger, P., Stebner, F. & Peñalver, E. 2019. Ambers accurately reflect tree-dwelling arthropods, but not broader forest community. 8th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Abstract book: 81–82.

Audenaert, J., Witters, J., Leus, L., Verhoeven, R., Pauwels, E., Winkler, K., Helsen, H., Messelink, G.J., Baroffio, C., Minguely, C., Jaques, J.A., Peris, D., Flors, V., Van Huylenbroeck, J. & Gobin, B. 2017. UNIFORCE: Unification of IPM forces to control mites in berries, soft fruits and woody ornamentals. 69th International Symposium on Crop Protection, Ghent, Belgium.

Peris, D., Lefors, J. & Jaques, J.A. 2017. Size matters: dealing with Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Acari: Tarsonemidae), a “tiny” phytophagous mite. X Congreso Nacional de Entomología Aplicada, Logroño, Spain. Abstract book: 116.

Peris, D., Flors, V. & Jaques, J.A. 2017. Screening of different cultivars of small red berries for resistance against the two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae). X Congreso Nacional de Entomología Aplicada, Logroño, Spain. Abstract book: 92.

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Peñalver, E., Arillo, A., Peris, D., Stebner, F., Kraemer, A.S. & Delclòs, X. 2016. Sticky traps and resin vs amber: an actualistic approach in Mexican and Malagasy forests. 7th International conference on fossil insects, arthropods and amber, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Abstract book: 6.

Arillo, A., Delclòs, X., Sánchez-García, A., Peris, D., Pérez-de la Fuente, R. & Peñalver, E. 2016. Arthropod haematophagy and vertebrate remains in Cretaceous Spanish amber. 7th International conference on fossil insects, arthropods and amber, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Abstract book: 51.

Peris, D., Ruzzier, E., Perrichot, V., Peñalver, E. & Delclòs, X. 2016. Paleobiology of beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) from western European Cretaceous ambers. 7th International conference on fossil insects, arthropods and amber, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Abstract book: 79.

Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Peñalver, E., Arillo, A., Peris, D., Sánchez-García,A. & Delclòs, X. 2014. Paleobiotic interactions from Early Cretaceous Spanish amber. The 4th International Paleontological Congress. Mendoza, Argentina. Abstract book: 393.

Peris, D., Sánchez-García, A., Soriano, C. & Delclòs, X. 2013. Beetle fauna in the Early Cretaceous Spanish amber. The 6th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber, Byblos, Lebanon. Abstract book: 74‒75.

Sánchez-García, A., Peñalver, E., Peris, D ., Perrichot, V. & Delclòs, X. 2013. Diverse assemblages of tanaids (Crustacea) related to Albian-Cenomanian resin-producing forests in Western Europe and their paleobiological implications. Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber, Byblos, Lebanon. Abstract book: 47‒48.

Peris, D.; Delclòs, X.; Sánchez-García, A. y Peñalver, E. 2015. Implicaciones paleobiológicas de los coleópteros (Insecta: Coleoptera) de los ámbares cretácicos del oeste de Europa. Libro de resúmenes, XXXI Jornadas de Paleontología. SEP, Baeza: 246-248.

Sánchez-García, A.; Peñalver, E.; Peris, D. y Delclòs, X. 2015. Los artrópodos epiedáficos del ámbar del Cretácico Inferior de España. Libro de resúmenes, XXXI Jornadas de Paleontología. SEP, Baeza: 275-277.

Viejo, J.L.; Delclòs, X.; Barrón, E.; Arillo, A.; Gallardo, A.; Peñalver, E.; Pérez de la Fuente, R.; Peris, D.; Rodrigo, A.; Sánchez-García, A.; Sarto i Monteys, V. 2015. Una investigación de carácter paleoecológico sobre las entomofaunas cretácicas. Proyecto AMBERIA: el ámbar de Iberia. Libro de resúmenes, XXXII Jornadas de la AeE, Vilagarcía de Arousa, 13 octubre 2015: 85-86.

Peris, D., Ruzzier, E., Perrichot, V., Peñalver, E., Delclòs, X. 2016. Paleobiology of beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) from western European Cretaceous ambers. 7th International conference on fossil insects, arthropods and amber, Edimburgo, Reino Unido. Abstract book: 79.

Arillo, A., Delclòs, X., Sánchez-García, A., Peris, D., Pérez-de la Fuente, R., Peñalver, E. 2016. Arthropod haematophagy and vertebrate remains in Cretaceous Spanish amber. 7th International conference on fossil insects, arthropods and amber, Edimburgo, Reino Unido. Abstract book: 51.

Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., Peñalver, E., Arillo, A., Peris, D., Stebner, F., Kraemer, A.S., Delclòs, X. 2016. Sticky traps and resin vs amber: an actualistic approach in Mexican and Malagasy forests. 7th International conference on fossil insects, arthropods and amber, Edimburgo, Reino Unido. Abstract book: 6.

Barrón, E.; Arillo, A.; Gallardo, A.; Lozano, R.; Ontañón, R.; Peñalver, E.; Pérez de la Fuente, R.; Peris, D.; Rodrigo, A.; Sánchez-García, A.; Sarto i Monteys, V.; Viejo, J.L. y Delclòs, X. 2015. Proyecto AMBERIA: el ámbar de Iberia. Estudio pluridisciplinar de los ecosistemas boscosos en el Cretácico inferior. Bienal RSEHN, Libro de resúmenes, Burgos: 75-76.

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