Dimitar Dimitrov

Evolutionary biology, arthropod systematics and macroecology

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List of publications

** indicates mentored graduate student coauthor

57. Liu L., Xu X., Zhang L., Li Y., Shrestha N., Neves D.M., Wang Q., Chang H., Su X., Liu Y., Wu J., Dimitrov D., Wang Z., Liu J. In press. Global patterns of species richness of the holarctic alpine herb Saxifraga: The role of temperature and habitat heterogeneity. Journal of Plant Ecology. ( doi:10.1093/jpe/rtab085)

56. Yan Y., Davis C.C., Dimitrov D., Wang Z., Rahbek C., Borregaard M.K. In press. Phytogeographic history of the Tea family inferred through high-resolution phylogeny and fossils. Systematic Biology. ( doi:10.1093/sysbio/syab042)

55. Wang Y., Luo A, Su X., Lyv T., Dimitrov D., Xu X., Freckleton R., Li Y., Su X., Li Y., Liu Y., Sandanov, D., Li Q., Hao Z., Liu S., Wang Z. In press. Global distribution and evolutionary transitions of angiosperm sexual systems. Ecology Letters. ( doi:10.1111/ele.13815)

54. Hormiga G., Kulkarni S., T da Silva Moreira, Dimitrov D. 2021. Molecular phylogeny of pimoid spiders and the limits of Linyphiidae, with a reassessment of male papal homologies (Araneae, Pimoidae). Zootaxa, 5026(1): 071-101. ( doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5026.1.3)

53. Kulkarni S., Kallal R.J., Wood H., Dimitrov D., Giribet G., Hormiga G. 2021. Interrogating genomic-scale data to resolve recalcitrant nodes in the Spider Tree of Life. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 38(3): 891-903. ( doi:10.1093/molbev/msaa251)

52. Kallal R.J., Kulkarni S.S, Dimitrov D., Benavides L.R., Arnedo M.A, Giribet G., Hormiga G. 2021. Converging on the orb: denser taxon sampling elucidates spider phylogeny and new analytical methods support repeated evolution of the orb web. Cladistics, 37(3): 298-316. ( doi:10.1111/cla.12439)

51. Cai H., Lyu L., Shrestha N., Tang Z., Su X., Xu X., Dimitrov D., Wang Z. 2021. Geographical patterns in phylogenetic diversity of Chinese woody plants and its application for conservation planning. Diversity and Distributions, 27(1): 179-194. ( doi:10.1111/ddi.13180)

50. Dimitrov D., Hormiga G. 2021. Spider diversification trough space and time. Annual Review of Entomology, 66: 225-241. ( doi:10.1146/annurev-ento-061520-083414)

49. Ochoa-Ochoa L.M., Mejía-Domínguez N.R., Velasco J.A., Dimitrov D., Marske K.A. 2020. Dimensions of amphibian alpha diversity in the New World. Journal of Biogeography, 47(11): 2293-2302. ( doi:10.1111/jbi.13948)

48. Su X., Shrestha N., Xu X., Sandanov D., Wang Q., Wang S., Dimitrov D., Wang Z. 2020. Phylogenetic conservatism and biogeographic affinity influence woody plant species richness-climate relationships in eastern Eurasia. Ecography, 43(7): 1027-1040. ( doi:10.1111/ecog.04839)

47. Wang Y., Lyu T., Shrestha N., Lyu L., Li Y., Schmid B., Freckleton RP., Dimitrov D., Hao Z., Wang Z. 2020. Drivers of large-scale geographical variation in sexual systems of woody plants. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 29(3): 546-557. (doi: 10.1111/geb.13052)

46. Kallal R.J., Dimitrov D., Arnedo M.A., Giribet G., Hormiga G. 2020. Monophyly, taxon sampling, and the nature of ranks in the classification of orb-weaving spiders (Araneae: Araneoidea). Systematic Biology, 69(2): 401-411. (doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syz043)

45. Scharff N., Coddington J.A., Blackledge T.A., Agnarsson I., Framenau V., Szűts T., Hayashi C.Y., Dimitrov D. 2020. Phylogeny of the orb-weaving spider family Araneidae (Araneae, Araneoidea). Cladistics, 36(1): 1-21. (doi: 10.1111/cla.12382)

44. Cerca J., Meyer C., Stateczny D., Siemon D., Wegbrod J., Purschke G., Dimitrov D., Struck T.H. 2020. Deceleration of morphological evolution in a cryptic species complex and its link to paleontological stasis. Evolution, 74(1): 116-131. (doi: 10.1111/evo.13884)

43. Liu N., Hu H., Ma W., Deng Y., Liu Y., Hao B., Zhang X., Dimitrov D., Feng X., Wang Z. 2019. Contrasting biogeographic patterns of bacterial and archaeal diversity in the top- and subsoils of temperate grasslands. mSystems, 4:e00566-19. (doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00566-19)

42. Xu X., Dimitrov D., Shrestha N., Rahbek C., Zhiheng W. 2019. A consistent species richness-climate relationship for oaks across the Northern Hemisphere. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28(8): 1051-1066. ( doi: 10.1111/geb.12913)

41. Huber B., Dimitrov D. 2018. The phylogeny of pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae): a critical evaluation of relationships suggested by molecular data. Zookeys 789: 51-101. ( doi: 10.3897/zookeys.789.22781).

40. Eberle J., Dimitrov D., Valdez-Mondragón A., Huber B.A. 2018. Microhabitat change drives diversification in pholcid spiders. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18:141. ( doi: 10.1186/s12862-018-1244-8)

39. Shrestha N., Wang Z., Su X., Xu X., Lyu L., Liu Y., Dimitrov D., Kennedy J.D., Wang Q., Tang Z., Feng X. In press. Global patterns of Rhododendron diversity: the roles of evolutionary time and diversification rate. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27:913–924 ( doi: 10.1111/geb.12750).

38. Fernández R., Kallal R.J., Dimitrov D., Ballesteros J.A., Arnedo M.A., Giribet G., Hormiga G. 2018. Phylogenomics, diversification dynamics, and comparative transcriptomics across the spider tree of life. Current Biology, 28 (13): 2190-2193. ( doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.06.018)

37. Fernández R., Kallal R.J., Dimitrov D., Ballesteros J.A., Arnedo M.A., Giribet G., Hormiga G. 2018. Phylogenomics, diversification dynamics, and comparative transcriptomics across the spider tree of life. Current Biology 28 (9): 1489-1497. e5. ( doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.03.064)

36. Struck T.H., Feder J.L., Bendiksby M., Birkeland S., Cerca J., Gusarov V.I., Kistenich S., Larsson K-H., Liow L.H., Nowak M.D., Stedje B., Bachmann L., Dimitrov D. 2018. Cryptic species - More than terminological chaos: A Reply to Heethoff. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33 (5): 310-312. ( doi:10.1016/j.tree.2018.02.008)

35. Struck T.H., Feder J.L., Bendiksby M., Birkeland S., Cerca J., Gusarov V.I., Kistenich S., Larsson K-H., Liow L.H., Nowak M.D., Stedje B., Bachmann L., Dimitrov D. 2018. Finding Evolutionary Processes Hidden in Cryptic Species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33(3): 153-163. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2017.11.007)

34. Hormiga G., Dimitrov D. 2017. The discovery of the spider genus Putaoa (Araneae, Pimoidae) in Taiwan with the description of a new species, including its web architecture. Zootaxa 4341(1): 97-104. (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4341.1.8)

33. Wheeler W.C., Coddington J.A., Crowley L.M., Dimitrov D., Goloboff P.A., Griswold C.E., Hormiga G., Prendini L., Ramírez M.J., Sierwald P., Almeida-Silva L., Alvarez-Padilla F., Arnedo M.A., Benavides L.R., Benjamin S.P., Bond J.E., Grismado C.J., Hasan E., Hedin M., Izquierdo M.A., Labarque F.M., Ledford J., Lopardo L., Maddison W.P., Miller J.A., Piacentini L.N., Platnick N.I., Polotow D., Silva-Dávila D., Scharff N., Szűts T., Ubick D., Vink C.J., Wood H.M., Zhang J. 2017. The spider tree of life: Phylogeny of Araneae based on target-gene analyses from an extensive taxon sampling. Cladistics 33(6): 574-616. (doi: 10.1111/cla.12182)

32. Dimitrov D., Benavides L.R., Arnedo M.R., Giribet G., Griswold C.E., Scharff N., Hormiga G. 2017. Rounding up the usual suspects: a standard target-gene approach for resolving the interfamilial phylogenetic relationships of ecribellate orb-weaving spiders with a new family-rank classification (Araneae, Araneoidea). Cladistics 33(3): 221-250. (doi: 10.1111/cla.12165)

31. Tarasov S.**, Dimitrov D. 2016. Multigene Phylogenetic Analysis redefines Dung Beetles Relationships and Classification (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 257 (10.1186/s12862-016-0822-x)

30. Heilmann-Clausen J., Maruyama P.K., Bruun H.H., Dimitrov D., Frøslev T., Læssøe T., Petersen J.H., Dalsgaard B. 2016. Citizen Science data reveal ecological, historical and evolutionary factors shaping interactions between woody hosts and wood-inhabiting fungi. New Phytologist 212: 1072–1082. (doi: 10.1111/nph.14194) This article was also features by The International Mycological association in their journal - “IMA fungus”: www.imafungus.org/Issue/72/06.pdf

29. Gizaw A., Brochmann C., Nemomissa S., Wondimu T., Masao C.A., Tusiime F.M., Abdi A.A., Oxelman B., Popp M.*, Dimitrov. D.* 2016. Colonisation and diversification in the African ‘sky islands’: insights from fossil-calibrated molecular dating of Lychnis L. (Caryophyllaceae). New Phytologist 211: 719–734. * - equal contribution. (doi:10.1111/nph.13937)

28. Tarasov S.**, Vaz-de-Mello F., Krell F-T., Dimitrov D. 2016. A review and phylogeny of Scarabaeine dung beetle fossils (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), with the description of two Canthochilum species from Dominican amber. PeerJ 4:e1988 (doi:10.7717/peerj.1988)

27. 徐晓婷, 王志恒, Dimitar Dimitrov, Carsten Rahbek. 2015. 批量下载GenBank基因序列数据的新工具——NCBIminer. 生物多样性, 23(4): 550-555. (Xu X., Wang Z., Dimitrov D., Rahbek C. 2015. Using NCBIminer to search and download nucleotide sequences from GenBank. Biodiversity Science 23(4): 550-555 – in Chinese) (doi:10.17520/biods.2015120)

26. Xu X., Dimitrov D., Rahbek C., Wang Z. 2015. NCBIminer: sequences harvest from Genbank. Ecography 38(4): 426-430. (doi:10.1111/ecog.01055)

25. Huber B.A., Dimitrov D. 2014. Slow genital and genetic but rapid non-genital and ecological differentiation in a pair of spider species (Araneae, Pholcidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 253(5): 394-403. (doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2014.04.001)

24. Holt B.G.*, Lessard J-P.*, Borregaard M.K., Fritz S.A., Araújo M.B., Dimitrov D., Fabre P-H., Graham C.H., Graves G.R., Jønsson K.A., Nogués-Bravo D., Wang Z., Whittaker R.J., Fjeldså J., Rahbek C. 2013. Response to Comment on “An Update of Wallace’s Zoogeographic Regions of the World”. Science 341(6144): 343. (doi:10.1126/science.1237541) * - equal contribution.

23. Dimitrov D., Astrin J., Huber B. 2013. Pholcid spider molecular systematics revisited, with new insights into the biogeography and the evolution of the group. Cladistics 29(2):132–146. (doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00419.x)

22. Holt B.G.*, Lessard J-P.*, Borregaard M.K., Fritz S.A., Araújo M.B., Dimitrov D., Fabre P-H., Graham C.H., Graves G.R., Jønsson K.A., Nogués-Bravo D., Wang Z., Whittaker R.J., Fjeldså J., Rahbek C. 2013. An update of Wallace's zoogeographic regions of the world. Science 339(6115):74-78. (doi:10.1126/science.1228282) * - equal contribution. Published on-line on December 20 2012 as Science Express highlights

21. Dimitrov D., Nogués-Bravo D., Scharff N. 2012. Why Do Tropical Mountains Support Exceptionally High Biodiversity? The Eastern Arc Mountains and the Drivers of Saintpaulia Diversity. PLoS ONE 7(11): e48908. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048908)

20. Fabre P-H., Hautier L., Dimitrov D., Douzery E. 2012. A glimpse on the pattern of rodent diversification: a phylogenetic approach. BMC Evolutionary Biology: 12: 88. (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-88) – highly accessed

19. Dimitrov D., Lopardo L., Giribet G., Arnedo M.A., Álvarez-Padilla F., Hormiga G. 2012. Tangled in a sparse spider web: single origin of orb weavers and their spinning work unravelled by denser taxonomic sampling. Proceeding of the Royal Society B 279: 1341-1350. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.2011)

18. Giribet G., Sharma P., Benavides L., Boyer S.L., Clouse R., de Bivort B., Dimitrov D., Kawauchi G., Murienne J., Schwendinger P. 2012. Evolutionary and biogeographic history of the harvestman suborder Cyphophthalmi (Arachnida, Opiliones) — an ancient and global group of arachnids. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105: 92-130. (doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01774.x)

17. Dimitrov D., Hormiga G. 2011. An extraordinary new genus of spiders from Western Australia with an expanded hypothesis on the phylogeny of Tetragnathidae (Araneae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 161:735-768. (doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00662.x)

16. Dimitrov D., Hormiga G. 2010. Mr. Darwin’s mysterious spider: On the type species of the genus Leucauge White, 1841 (Tetragnathidae, Araneae). ZOOTAXA 2396:19–36.

15. Dimitrov D., Álvarez-Padilla F., Hormiga G. 2010. On the phylogenetic placement of the spider genus Atimiosa Simon, 1895 (Tetragnathidae, Araneae) and the circumscription of the genus Dolichognatha O.P.- Cambridge, 1869. American Museum Novitates 3683:1-19. PDF available via the AMNH research library

14. Dimitrov D., Benjamin S.P., Hormiga G. 2009. A revised phylogenetic hypothesis for the genus Clitaetra Simon, 1889 (Araneidae, Nephilidae) with the first description of the male of the Sri Lankan species Clitaetra thisbe Simon, 1903. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 159(6):301-323. (doi:10.3099/0027-4100-159.6.301)

13. Álvarez-Padilla F., Dimitrov D., Giribet G., Hormiga G. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of the spider family Tetragnathidae (Araneae, Araneoidea) based on morphological and DNA sequence data. Cladistics 25(2):109-146. (doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2008.00242.x)

12. Dimitrov D., Hormiga G. 2009. Revision and cladistic analysis of the orbweaving spider genus Cyrtognatha Keyserling, 1881 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 317:1-140. PDF available via the AMNH research library (very large file).

11. Benjamin S.P., Dimitrov D., Gillespie R.G., Hormiga G. 2008. Family ties: molecular phylogeny of crab spiders (Araneae: Thomisidae). Cladistics 24(5):708-722. (doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2008.00202.x)

10. Dimitrov D., Arnedo M.A., Ribera C. 2008. Colonization and diversification of the spider genus Pholcus Walckenaer, 1805 (Araneae, Pholcidae) in the Macaronesian archipelagoes: Evidence for long-term occupancy yet rapid recent speciation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48(2):596-614. (doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.04.027)

9. Dimitrov D., Álvarez-Padilla F., Hormiga G. 2008. Until dirt do us apart: on the unremarkable palp morphology of the spider Sternospina concretipalpis Schmidt & Krause, 1993, with comments on the genus Prionolaema Simon, 1894 (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). ZOOTAXA 1698:49-56.

8. Dimitrov D., Ribera C. 2007. The genus Pholcus (Araneae, Pholcidae) in the Canary Islands. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151:59-114.

7. Dimitrov D., Álvarez-Padilla F., Hormiga G. 2007. The female genitalic morphology of the orb weaving spider genus Agriognatha (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Journal of Morphology 268:758-770.

6. Dimitrov D., Ribera C. 2006. Three new species of Pholcus (Araneae, Pholcidae) from the Canary Islands with notes on the genus Pholcus in the archipelago. Journal of Arachnology 34(1):126-134.

5. Dimitrov D., Ribera C. 2005a. Description of Ossinissa, a new pholcid genus from the Canary Islands (Araneae: Pholcidae). ZOOTAXA 982:1-13.

4. Dimitrov D., Ribera C. 2005b. Pholcus vachoni n. sp. (Araneae, Pholcidae) una nueva especies de Agadir (Marruecos). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 11:3-6.

3. Borisova N., Antonova V., Delov V., Dimitrov D. 2005. Using GIS and remote sensing in biogeography assessment in the karst terrain of Chepan Mountain and Dragoman marshland (W Bulgaria). - In: Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Global Changes. (Chipev, N., Bogoev,V. Eds.), I-st National Conference in Ecology, Sofia, pp. 75-82.

2. Dimitrov D., Ribera C. 2003. Pholcus intricatus (Araneae, Pholcidae) una nueva especie endémica de Tenerife (Islas Canarias). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 8:7-11.

1. Dimitrov D., Lazarov S. 2002. Contribution to the Study of Spiders (Araneae) in Chepun Mountain and Dragoman Swampland (NW Bulgaria). Acta zoologica bulgarica 54(2):47-53.