Vlad Dinca

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Vlad Dinca

Post doc

Phylogenetics, biogeography and ecology


+46 8 15 95 22
Visiting address:
Svante Arrheniusväg 18 B
Postal address:
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm

Research interests

My research deals with various aspects of Western Palaearctic butterflies. I use them as a system to better understand the speciation, biogeography and ecology of insects. I try to integrate several research methods (e.g. DNA, morphology, chromosomes, chemistry) that prove useful for specific studies.



Raluca Voda, Leonardo Dapporto, Vlad Dinca, Roger Vila. 2015. Cryptic matters - overlooked species generate most butterfly beta-diversity. Ecography 38: 405-409.

Leonardo Dapporto, Raluca Voda, Vlad Dinca, Roger Vila. 2014. Comparing population patterns for genetic and morphological markers with uneven sample sizes. An example for the butterfly Maniola jurtina. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 834-843.

Leonardo Dapporto, Simone Fattorini, Raluca Voda, Vlad Dinca, Roger Vila. 2014. Biogeography of western Mediterranean butterflies - combining turnover and nestedness components of faunal dissimilarity. Journal of Biogeography 41: 1639-1650.

Vlad Dinca, Christer Wiklund, V. A. Lukhtanov, U. Kodandaramaiah, Karin Norén, L. Dapporto, N. Wahlberg, R. Vila, Mange Friberg. 2013. Reproductive isolation and patterns of genetic differentiation in a cryptic butterfly species complex. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 2095-2106.

Vlad Dinca, Marten Runquist, Marten Nilsson, Roger Vila. 2013. Dispersal, fragmentation, and isolation shape the phylogeography of the European lineages of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) ripartii (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) -  . Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109: 817-829.

Gerard Talavera, Vlad Dinca, Roger Vila. 2013. Factors affecting species delimitations with the GMYC model - insights from a butterfly survey. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 1101-1110.

Claudia P. Sanudo-Restrepo, Vlad Dinca, Gerard Talavera, Roger Vila. 2013. Biogeography and systematics of Aricia butterflies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 369-379.

Leonardo Dapporto, Claudia Bruschini, Vlad Dinca, Roger Vila, Roger L. H. Dennis. 2012. Identifying zones of phenetic compression in West Mediterranean butterflies (Satyrinae) - refugia, invasion and hybridization. Diversity & distributions 18: 1066-1076.