David Outomuro

David Outomuro

Post Doc Fellow

Rieveschl Hall

A&S Biological Sciences - 0006

Professional Summary

Evolutionary ecologist studying the evolution of color vision and color signals across jumping spiders. Past research on visual ecology of predator-prey systems, and macro- and microevolution of wing shape.
Advisor Dr. Morehouse


Bachelor in Biology, Universidad de Oviedo Spain, 2005

PhD in Biology, Universidad de Oviedo Spain, 2011

Positions and Work Experience

2005 -2011 PhD in Biology, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

2011 -2013 Postdoc, Uppsala University, Sweden

2014 -2015 Visiting Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

2015 -2017 Postdoc, Uppsala University, Sweden


Peer Reviewed Publications

Outomuro, David; Johansson, Frank (2017. ) A potential pitfall in studies of biological shape: Does size matter?.The Journal of animal ecology, ,

Outomuro, D., Söderquist, L., Johansson, F., Ödeen, A., Nordström, K. (2017. ) The price of looking sexy: visual ecology of a three-level predator?prey system.Functional Ecology, , 31 ,707 -718

Outomuro, D., Ángel-Giraldo, P., Corral-Lopez, A., Realpe, E. (2016. ) Multitrait aposematic signal in Batesian mimicry.Evolution, , 70 ,1596 -1608

Outomuro, D., Söderquist, L., Nilsson-Örtman, V., Cortázar-Chinarro, M., Lundgren, C., Johansson, F. (2016. ) Antagonistic natural and sexual selection on wing shape in a scrambling damselfly.Evolution, , 70 ,1582 -1595

Outomuro, D., Johansson, F. (2015. ) Bird predation selects for wing shape and coloration in a damselfly.Journal of Evolutionary Biology, , 28 ,791 -799

Outomuro, D., Rodríguez-Martínez, S., Karlsson, A., Johansson, F. (2014. ) Male wing shape differs between condition-dependent alternative reproductive tactics in territorial damselflies.Animal Behaviour, , 91 ,1 -7

Outomuro, D., Söderquist, L., Rodríguez-Martínez, S., Johansson, F. (2014. ) A preliminary study on female-limited colour polymorphism in Lestes sponsa.International Journal of Odonatology, , 17 ,89 -93

Outomuro, D., Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Johansson, F. (2013. ) Habitat variation and wing coloration affect wing shape evolution in dragonflies.Journal of Evolutionary Biology, , 26 ,1866 -1874

Outomuro, D., Adams, D.C., Johansson, F. (2013. ) Wing shape allometry and aerodynamics in calopterygid damselflies: A comparative approach.BMC Evolutionary Biology, , 13 ,118

Outomuro, D., Adams, D.C., Johansson, F. (2013. ) The Evolution of Wing Shape in Ornamented-Winged Damselflies (Calopterygidae, Odonata).Evolutionary Biology, , 40 ,300 -309

Outomuro, D., Cordero-Rivera, A. (2012. ) Allometry of secondary, primary, and nonsexual traits in the beautiful demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo meridionalis).Canadian Journal of Zoology, , 90 ,1094 -1101

Outomuro, D., Bokma, F., Johansson, F. (2012. ) Hind Wing Shape Evolves Faster than Front Wing Shape in Calopteryx Damselflies.Evolutionary Biology, , 39 ,116 -125

Outomuro, D., Ocharan, F.J. (2011. ) The larval-life history of calopteryx virgo meridionalis in Northern Spain and the voltinism of the south-western European species of the genus calopteryx (Odonata: Calopterygidae).Entomologia Generalis, , 33 ,125 -135

Outomuro, D., Ocharan, F.J. (2011. ) Wing pigmentation in Calopteryx damselflies: A role in thermoregulation?.Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, , 103 ,36 -44

Outomuro, D., Johansson, F. (2011. ) The effects of latitude, body size, and sexual selection on wing shape in a damselfly.Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, , 102 ,263 -274

Outomuro, D., Torralba-Burrial, A., Ocharan, F.J. (2010. ) Distribution of the Iberian Calopteryx damselflies and its relation with bioclimatic belts: Evolutionary and biogeographic implications.Journal of Insect Science, , 10 ,61

Eroukhmanoff, F., Outomuro, D., Ocharan, F.J., Svensson, E.I. (2009. ) Patterns of phenotypic divergence in wing covariance structure of calopterygid damselflies.Evolutionary Biology, , 36 ,214 -224

Outomuro, D., Cordero Rivera, A., Nava-Bolaños, A., Córdoba-Aguilar, A. (2014. ) Does allometry of a sexually selected ornamental trait vary with sexual selection intensity? A multi-species test in damselflies.Ecological Entomology, , 39 ,399 -403