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Welcome to Alexey Solodovnikov Lab 
    at the Natural History Museum of Denmark

We are a dynamic group of like-minded researchers in the field of biological systematics with the main taxonomic focus on Beetles (Coleoptera), 
especially the Rove Beetles (Staphylinidae). We discover species, reconstruct their phylogenies and build scientific knowledge about planetary biota. We generate a baseline for the evolutionary biology, biogeography, ecology and other fields of science that explore biodiversity. 

Beetles (Coleoptera) are a mega-diverse insect order with crucial role in terrestrial ecosystems.  Rove beetles (Staphylinidae) are the biggest and the least known family within Coleoptera. These factors determine importance of our mission. We are never short of tasks. 

We are hosted by the natural history museum which is an institute of the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen. This largely shapes our lab as: 1) research force, 2) infrastructure for the growth and well-being of the museum entomological collection, 3) inspiring place for learning biology, entomology, biological systematics, 4) promoter for early career scientists.  

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