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Anne Jungblut, a botany research scientist at the NHM, has been awarded the US Antarctica Service Medal. The medal was established by US Congress in 1960 to honour service personnel and civilians who contribute to US Antarctic expeditions.

 

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Anne has been taking part in Antarctic expeditions since 2005 with the New Zealand and US Antarctic Program, and has represented The Natural History Museum on these expeditions since 2009.  Her blog gives details of expeditions to look  at cyanobacteria in Antarctica, which form thick mats in meltwater pools.  We are always intrigued by the sampling equipment that appears in some of the photographs!

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Recent Publications- April

Posted by C Lowry Apr 24, 2012

Publications for last 4 Weeks (Search done on 19th April.)

 

(Search on the basis of ‘Nat SAME Hist SAME Mus* SAME Lon* in Web of Science + TRING)

 

EARTH SCIENCES

MINERALOGY

 

Faithfull, J.W., Timmerman, M.J., Upton, B.G.J. & RUMSEY, M.S. 2012. Mid-Eocene renewal of magmatism in NW Scotland: the Loch Roag Dyke, Outer Hebrides. Journal of the Geological Society, 169(2): 115-118.   

 

Ferrat, M., WEISS, D.J., Dong, S.F., Large, D.J., SPIRO, B., Sun, Y.B. & Gallagher, K. 2012. Lead atmospheric deposition rates and isotopic trends in Asian dust during the last 9.5 kyr recorded in an ombrotrophic peat bog on the eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 82: 4-22.

 

Gibbard, P. & VITA-FINZI, C. 2012. Richard William Hey, 1917-2011 A tribute. Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 123(1): 228-229.   

 

Jouvin, D., WEISS, D.J., Mason, T.F.M., Bravin, M.N., Louvat, P., Zhao, F., Ferec, F., Hinsinger, P. & Benedetti, M.F. 2012. Stable Isotopes of Cu and Zn in Higher Plants: Evidence for Cu Reduction at the Root Surface and Two Conceptual Models for Isotopic Fractionation Processes. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(5): 2652-2660.   

 

Kojonen, K.K., McDonald, A.M., STANLEY, C.J. & Johanson, B. 2011. Tornroosite, Pd11As2Te2, a new mineral species related to Isomertieite from Miessijoki, Finnish Lapland, Finland. Canadian Mineralogist, 49(6): 1643-1651.   

 

PALAEONTOLOGY

ANQUETIN, J. 2012. Reassessment of the phylogenetic interrelationships of basal turtles (Testudinata). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 10(1): 3-45.   

 

Aston, J.A.D., Buck, D., Coleman, J., Cotter, C.J., Jones, N.S., Macaulay, V., MACLEOD, N., Moriarty, J.M., Nevins, A. & Functional Phylogenies, G. 2012. Phylogenetic inference for function-valued traits: speech sound evolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27(3): 160-166.   

 

BAKER, E., JOHNSON, K.G. & Young, J.R. 2011. The future of the past in the present: biodiversity informatics and geological time. Zookeys(150): 397-405.     

 

BUCK, L.T., STRINGER, C.B., Maclarnon, A.M. & Rae, T.C. 2012. Paranasal sinus shape in Pleistocene hominins. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 147: 108-108.   

 

Gutierrez, B.L., MACLEOD, N. & EDGECOMBE, G.D. 2011. Detecting taxonomic signal in an under-utilised character system: geometric morphometrics of the forcipular coxae of Scutigeromorpha (Chilopoda). Zookeys(156): 49-66.   

 

HOOKER, J.J. & Russell, D.E. 2012. Early Palaeogene Louisinidae (Macroscelidea, Mammalia), their relationships and north European diversity. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 164(4): 856-936.   

 

MAIDMENT, S.C.R. & BARRETT, P.M. 2011. The locomotor musculature of basal ornithischian dinosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31(6): 1265-1291.   

 

Paterson, J.R., Garcia-Bellido, D.C. & EDGECOMBE, G.D. 2012. New Artiopodan Arthropods from the Early Cambrian Emu Bay Shale Konservat-Lagerstatte of South Australia. Journal of Paleontology, 86(2): 340-357.   

 

Stewart, J.R. & STRINGER, C.B. 2012. Human Evolution Out of Africa: The Role of Refugia and Climate Change. Science, 335(6074): 1317-1321.   

 

TAYLOR, P.D. 2012. Untitled (Editorial). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 10(1): 1-1.   

 

LIFE SCIENCES

BOTANY

BRODIE, J. 2011. Developing a global seaweed network. European Journal of Phycology, 46: 173-174

 

BRODIE, J., Ramirez, M.E., Shaw, R., Wyatt, C., Mansilla, A. & Broom, J. 2011. Sorting out the locals: biodiversity of porphyra sensu lato (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) in Magellanes region, Chile. European Journal of Phycology, 46: 93-93.   

 

COX, E.J. 2011. Evolution and development in microalgae - have gene sequences led us down a blind alley? European Journal of Phycology, 46: 20-20.   

 

De Groot, G.A., During, H.J., ANSELL, S.W., SCHNEIDER, H., Bremer, P., Wubs, E.R.J., Maas, J.W., Korpelainen, H. & Erkens, R.H.J. 2012. Diverse spore rains and limited local exchange shape fern genetic diversity in a recently created habitat colonized by long-distance dispersal. Annals of Botany, 109(5): 965-978.   

 

Ebach, M.C. & WILLIAMS, D.M. 2011. A Devil's Glossary for Biological Systematics. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 33(2): 249-257.   

 

ELLIS, L.T. 2012. Typification of Braithwaitea sulcata (Hook.) A.Jaeger & Sauerb. (Musci, Braithwaiteaceae). Journal of Bryology, 34: 61-63.   

 

ELLIS, L.T., Bednarek-Ochyra, H., Cykowska, B., Ochyra, R., Garcia, C., Sergio, C., Lebouvier, M., Manolaki, P., Giannouris, E., Kadis, C., Markova, I., Papp, B., Szurdoki, E., Peralta, D.F., Plasek, V., Ristow, R., Sabovljevic, M., Sim-Sim, M., Smith, V.R., Tsakiri, E., Vana, J., Virchenko, V.M. & Barsukov, O.O. 2012. New national and regional bryophyte records, 30. Journal of Bryology, 34: 45-51.   

 

ELLIS, L.T. & Price, M.J. 2012. Typification of Schistostega pennata (Hedw.) F.Weber & D.Mohr (Schistostegaceae). Journal of Bryology, 34: 17-21.   

 

Karthick, B. & WILLIAMS, D.M. 2012. The International Code for Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants - a significant rewrite of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Current Science, 102(4): 551-552.   

 

Ligrone, R., DUCKETT, J.G. & Renzaglia, K.S. 2012. Major transitions in the evolution of early land plants: a bryological perspective. Annals of Botany, 109(5): 851-871.   

 

Sanchez, N., Verges, A., Peteiro, C., Polo, L. & BRODIE, J. 2011. A new cryptic species in the mediterranean sea: molecular and morphological insights into bladed species of the Bangiales. European Journal of Phycology, 46: 67-68

 

THUS, H., Muggia, L., Perez-Ortega, S., Favero-Longo, S.E., Joneson, S., O'Brien, H., Nelsen, M.P., DUQUE-THUS, R., Grube, M., Friedl, T., BRODIE, J., Andrew, C.J., Lucking, R., Lutzoni, F. & GUEIDAN, C. 2011. Revisiting photobiont diversity in the lichen family Verrucariaceae (Ascomycota). European Journal of Phycology, 46(4): 399-415.   

 

Verges, A., Sanchez, N., Peteiro, C., Huete-Stauffer, T., Polo, L. & BRODIE, J. 2011. Porphyra suborbiculata (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) in Northern Spain, an asiatic species new to European Atlantic. European Journal of Phycology, 46: 190-191

 

WILLIS, L. & COX, E.J. 2011. Developing nano-scale physical models to identify mechanisms of pore occlusion formation in diatoms. European Journal of Phycology, 46: 175-175.   

 

Witkowski, J., SIMS, P.A. & Harwood, D.M. 2011. Rutilariaceae redefined: a review of fossil bipolar diatom genera with centrally positioned linking structures, with implications for the origin of pennate diatoms. European Journal of Phycology, 46(4): 378-398.   

 

ENTOMOLOGY

Bachman, S., Moat, J., Hill, A.W., de la Torre, J. & SCOTT, B. 2011. Supporting Red List threat assessments with GeoCAT: geospatial conservation assessment tool. Zookeys(150): 117-126.   

 

BAKER, E. & Michel, E. 2011. Data standards, sense and stability: Scratchpads, the ICZN and ZooBank. Zookeys(150): 167-176.   

 

BRAKE, I., Duin, D., Van de Velde, I., SMITH, V.S. & RYCROFT, S.D. 2011. Who learns from whom? Supporting users and developers of a major biodiversity e-infrastructure. Zookeys(150): 177-192.   

 

Fikacek, M., BARCLAY, M.V.L. & Perkins, P.D. 2011. Two new species of the Epimetopus mendeli species group and notes on its adult and larval morphology (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Epimetopidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 51(2): 477-504.   

 

Henry, C.S., BROOKS, S.J., Duelli, P., Johnson, J.B., Wells, M.M. & Mochizuki, A. 2012. Parallel evolution in courtship songs of North American and European green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 105(4): 776-796

 

Hernandez-Suarez, E., MARTIN, J.H., Gill, R.J., Bedford, I.D., Malumphy, C.P., Betancort, J.A.R. & Carnero, A. 2012. The Aleyrodidae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha) of the Canary Islands with special reference to Aleyrodes, Siphoninus, and the challenges of puparial morphology in Bemisia. Zootaxa(3212): 1-76

 

Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Breman, F.C., LEES, D.C., Van Houdt, J. & De Prins, J. 2012. Analysis of tissue dependent DNA yield for optimal sampling of micro-moths in large-scale biodiversity surveys. European Journal of Entomology, 109(1): 1-6.   

 

Lotter, A.F., Heiri, O., BROOKS, S., van Leeuwen, J.F.N., Eicher, U. & Ammann, B. 2012. Rapid summer temperature changes during Termination 1a: high-resolution multi-proxy climate reconstructions from Gerzensee (Switzerland). Quaternary Science Reviews, 36: 103-113.   

 

Penev, L., LYAL, C.H.C., Weitzman, A., Morse, D.R., King, D., Sautter, G., Georgiev, T., Morris, R.A., Catapano, T. & Agosti, D. 2011. XML schemas and mark-up practices of taxonomic literature. Zookeys(150): 89-116.   

 

Sheng, M.L., BROAD, G.R. & Sun, S.P. 2011. Two new species of genus Ateleute Forster (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Cryptinae) with a key to the Oriental species. Zookeys(141): 53-64.   

 

Shevtsova, E. & HANSSON, C. 2011. Species recognition through wing interference patterns (WIPs) in Achrysocharoides Girault (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae) including two new species. Zookeys(154): 9-30.   

 

SHUBERT, E. 2011. Does phenotypic plasticity amplify the biodiversity signal? European Journal of Phycology, 46: 42-43.   

 

SHUBERT, E. 2011. Systematics and biodiversity: a journal devoted to whole-organism biology. European Journal of Phycology, 46: 187-187.   

 

SMITH, V.S. & Penev, L. 2011. Collaborative electronic infrastructures to accelerate taxonomic research. Zookeys(150): 1-3.   

 

SMITH, V.S., RYCROFT, S.D., BRAKE, I., SCOTT, B., BAKER, E., LIVERMORE, L., BLAGODEROV, V. & ROBERTS, D. 2011. Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. Zookeys(150): 53-70.   

 

VANE-WRIGHT, R.I. & TENNENT, W.J. 2011. Colour and size variation in Junonia villida (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae): subspecies or phenotypic plasticity? Systematics and Biodiversity, 9(4): 289-305.   

 

ZOOLOGY

CLAREMONT, M., REID, D.G. & WILLIAMS, S.T. 2012. Speciation and dietary specialization in Drupa, a genus of predatory marine snails (Gastropoda: Muricidae). Zoologica Scripta, 41(2): 137-149.   

 

Dang, F., Wang, W.X. & RAINBOW, P.S. 2012. Unifying Prolonged Copper Exposure, Accumulation, and Toxicity from Food and Water in a Marine Fish. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(6): 3465-3471.   

 

Davies, A.J., Hosein, S. & MERRETT, N.R. 2012. Haematozoans from deep water fishes trawled off the Cape Verde Islands and over the Porcupine Seabight, with a revision of species within the genus Desseria (Adeleorina: Haemogregarinidae). Folia Parasitologica, 59(1): 1-11.   

 

Fitze, P.S., Gonzalez-Jimena, V., San-Jose, L.M., MAURO, D.S., Aragon, P., Suarez, T. & Zardoya, R. 2011. Integrative analyses of speciation and divergence in Psammodromus hispanicus (Squamata: Lacertidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11.   

 

HARTIKAINEN, H. & OKAMURA, B. 2012. Castrating parasites and colonial hosts. Parasitology, 139(4): 547-556.   

 

Kundu, S., Jones, C.G., PRYS-JONES, R.P. & Groombridge, J.J. 2012. The evolution of the Indian Ocean parrots (Psittaciformes): Extinction, adaptive radiation and eustacy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 62(1): 296-305.   

 

OLSON, P.D., ZAROWIECKI, M., Kiss, F. & Brehm, K. 2012. Cestode genomics - progress and prospects for advancing basic and applied aspects of flatworm biology. Parasite Immunology, 34(2-3): 130-150.   

 

REID, D.G., DYAL, P. & WILLIAMS, S.T. 2012. A global molecular phylogeny of 147 periwinkle species (Gastropoda, Littorininae). Zoologica Scripta, 41(2): 125-136.   

 

von Reumont, B.M., JENNER, R.A., Wills, M.A., Dell'Ampio, E., Pass, G., Ebersberger, I., Meyer, B., Koenemann, S., Iliffe, T.M., Stamatakis, A., Niehuis, O., Meusemann, K. & Misof, B. 2012. Pancrustacean Phylogeny in the Light of New Phylogenomic Data: Support for Remipedia as the Possible Sister Group of Hexapoda. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29(3): 1031-1045.   

 

WILLIAMS, S.T., HALL, A. & KUKLINSKI, P. 2012. Unraveling cryptic diversity in the Indo-West Pacific gastropod genus Lunella (Turbinidae) using elliptic Fourier analysis. American Malacological Bulletin, 30(1): 189-206.   

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Palaeontology Seminar

Posted by C Lowry Apr 24, 2012

Palaeontology Seminar

 

Floral palaeoecology of the Middle Jurassic of Argentina using palynological analysis and its potential application to hydrocarbon exploration

 

 

Thursday 26th April
Neil Chalmers Seminar Room, DC2, 16:00

 

 

Dr. Stephen Stukins, Department of Palaeontology, NHM

 

 

Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions using palynology are often based upon allochthonous sporomorphs but often fail to take into account how transportation and depositional processes alter the assemblages, leading to misinterpretations. To resolve this, a methodology has been developed that aims to eliminate the bias of the sedimentation process and gives a new interpretation on palaeoenvironmental analysis. This talk reviews the approach using a case study from the Middle Jurassic of the Neuquén Basin, Argentina.

 

The findings show a dynamic ecosystem with broad ecological trends, one opposing the static models of vegetation ecology often presented from palaeo scenarios. In addition, the palaeoenvironmental analysis is combined with sedimentological and geochemical parameters to give an insight into future predictive models for the exploration of complex, marginal marine deposits such as those witnessed in the stunning outcrops of the Lajas Formation.

 

For additional details on attending this or other seminars see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/seminars-events/index.html