Miss Ainhoa Agorreta Calvo

Ainhoa Agorreta Calvo
  • LS Fish PhD Student
  • Life Sciences department
  • Vertebrates Division
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road



  • 2005 – 2007  University of Navarra (Spain), DEA (equivalent of MSc thesis)
  • 2000 – 2005  University of Navarra (Spain), BSc (Biology)

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2007  PhD fellowship from the FPU program of the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain
  • 2006  PhD fellowship from the Government of Navarra (Spain)
  • 2005  PhD fellowship from the University of Navarra (Spain)

Teaching Experience

  • 2005-2009 Teaching Assistant of the Third-year Ecology course at the University of Navarra



I am interested in molecular phylogenetics and evolution of fishes, in particular of gobies. I am using mitochondrial and nuclear genes to study the phylogeny of the major lineages of gobies. I am also interested in the phylogeny and population genetics of some species of Mesoamerican poeciliids (Heterandria and Xiphophorus).


  • Rüber L., Agorreta A. ( 2011 ) Molecular systematics of gobioid fishes, In: The Biology of Gobies . Science Publishers : Enfield , 23-50 .
  • San Mauro D., Agorreta A. ( 2010 ) Molecular systematics: A synthesis of the common methods and the state of knowledge Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 15 : 311-341 . 10.2478/s11658-010-0010-8
  • Leunda P.M., Oscoz J., Elvira B., Agorreta A., Perea S., Miranda R. ( 2008 ) Feeding habits of the exotic black bullhead Ameiurus melas (Rafinesque) in the Iberian Peninsula: First evidence of direct predation on native fish species Journal of Fish Biology 73 : 96-114 . 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01908.x