Since its official launch in 2011, EZ lab has expanded to include researchers from two institutions in Slovenia, the National Institute of Biology and the Jovan Hadži Institute of Biology ZRC SAZU, with partner and collaborating laboratories around the globe.
EZ stands for Evolutionary Zoology. Our research covers many topics that bear on animal evolution, with three core areas: Phylogenetic Systematics and Biogeography, Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology, and Spider Web and Silk Evolution.
Phylogenetic Systematics and Biogeography
This research focuses on the evolution of spider traits, their phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic implications, as well as discovery. We seek those organismal traits that affect their species richness, and historic biogeographic patterns.