Dra. Micó works at the Centro
Iberoamericano de la Biodiversidad (University of Alicante,
Spain) where she conducts research on systematics, phylogeny
and biology of Scarabaeoidea. She is a specialist in the larval
morphology of scarab beetles, emphasizing their usefulness in
taxonomy and phylogeny. She finished her doctoral dissertation
in 2001, and her scarab research concerned the taxonomy, phylogeny
and biology of Iberian Cetoniidae, Rutelidae and Hopliinae.
She has had research visits to the Universidad Estadual Paulista
(UNESP) de Rio Claro in São Paulo, Brazil in 1996; the Museum
National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France in 1997; the Université
Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France in 1998; the University of
Nebraska State Museum in 1999; and the Instituto de Ecología
in Xalapa, Mexico in 2000.
She is currently involved in
a project conducting research on the biodiversity of the transition
area of Mexico supported by CONABIO.