Daniel Ventura Pérez – Associate Researcher


Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Global Change

Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)
Carretera a Sant Llorenç de Morunys, km 2
25280 Solsona, Spain

Phone: (+34) 973 48 17 52 (ext. 203)


Research interests

I am involved in several research projects on the biodiversity-function relationship in agro-ecosystems, grasslands and forests, developing arthropod biodiversity studies for assessment and monitoring programs, to understanding structural patterns and functional processes in natural and semi-natural ecosystems and croplands at several spatial and temporal scales, and identifying mechanisms affecting diversity and composition patterns mediated by biotic (e.g. invasive species) and abiotic (e.g. climate change) causes. My work has encompassed different ways of undertaking the entomological problems, from systematics to spatial community ecology, mainly as a result of collaborative research projects. I am interested in entomology in a broad sense as shown in my papers (taxonomy and systematics, faunistics, forest and agricultural entomology, medical and veterinary entomology, morphology and ecology), being my issues related to both levels of knowledge: basic and applied entomology.

Selected publications

  • Ventura Pérez, D. & Murria Beltrán, E. 2009. Presencia en España de Forcipomyia (Trichohelea) tonnoiri (Goetghebuer, 1920), con observaciones inéditas acerca de su parasitismo sobre lepidópteros licénidos (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae, Forcipomyiinae) [New record of Forcipomyia (Trichohelea) tonnoiri (Goetghebuer, 1920) for Spain, with new observations about its parasitism on lycenids butterflies (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae, Forcipomyiinae)]. Boletín Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 45: 219-225. (In Spanish)
  • Yus Ramos, R.; Coello García, P.; Ventura Pérez, D.; Bensusan, K. & Pérez, CH. 2009. Ciclo biológico de Bruchidius siliquastri Delobel, 2007 (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) en Cercis siliquastrum L. Primera cita para España peninsular [Biological cycle of Bruchidius siliquastri Delobel, 2007 (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) on Cercis siliquastrum L. First record from peninsular Spain]. Boletín Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 45: 349-356. (In Spanish)
  • Llurba, R.; De Lamo, X.; Cuadros, M.; Ventura, D. & Sebastià, M.T. 2008. Biodiversity and ecosystem services in mountain grasslands: a case study in the Planes de Son (Central Pyrenees). Grassland Science in Europe, 13: 132-134. (In English)
  • Yus, R.; García, R. & Ventura, D. 2008. Nuevos datos sobre la biología de algunas especies de brúquidos (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) de las Islas Canarias: Fitohuéspedes y parasitoides [New data on the biology of some bruchids (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) of the Canary Islands: host-plants and parasitoids]. Boletín Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 42: 355-359. (In Spanish)
  • Sarto i Monteys, V.; Aguilar, Ll.; Saiz-Ardanaz, M.; Ventura, D. & Martí, M. 2005. Comparative morphology of the egg of the castniid palm borer, Paysandisia archon (Burmeister, 1880) (Lepidoptera: Castniidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 3(2): 179-201. (In English)
  • Sarto i Monteys, V.; Ventura, D.; Pagès, N.; Aranda, C. & Escosa, R. 2005. Expansion of Culicoides imicola, the main bluetongue virus vector in Europe, into Catalonia, Spain. The Veterinary Record, 156(13): 415-417. (In English)
  • Chust, G.; Pretus, J.; Ducrot, D. & Ventura, D. 2004. Scale dependency of insect assemblages in response to landscape pattern. Landscape Ecology, 19(1): 41-57. (In English)
  • Ventura, D. & Carles-Tolrá, M. 2002. A new species of Tunisimyia Papp from Spain (Diptera, Xenasteiidae). Studia dipterologica, 9(2): 673-677. (In English)
  • Carles-Tolrá, M. & Ventura, D. 2002. Two new Meoneura Rondani species from Spain (Diptera, Carnidae). Studia dipterologica, 9(1): 289-292. (In English)
  • Jovani, R.; Tella, J.L.; Sol, D. & Ventura, D. 2001. Are hippoboscid flies a major mode of transmission of feather mites?. Journal of Parasitology, 87(5): 1187-1189. (In English)
  • Carles-Tolrá, M. & Ventura, D. 2001. A new species of Trixoscelis Rondani from the Balearic Islands (Spain) (Insecta: Diptera: Trixoscelididae). Reichenbachia, Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden, 34(24): 207-210. (In English)
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