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May 22, 2012

Recent Publications - May

Posted by C Lowry May 22, 2012

Publications for the previous 4 -5 weeks (Search done 17th May)

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



Burchell, M.J., Cole, M.J., Price, M.C. & KEARSLEY, A.T. 2012. Experimental investigation of impacts by solar cell secondary ejecta on silica aerogel and aluminum foil: Implications for the Stardust Interstellar Dust Collector. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47(4): 671-683.    

Cockell, C.S., Voytek, M.A., Gronstal, A.L., Finster, K., Kirshtein, J.D., HOWARD, K., Reitner, J., Gohn, G.S., Sanford, W.E., Horton, J.W., Kallmeyer, J., Kelly, L. & Powars, D.S. 2012. Impact Disruption and Recovery of the Deep Subsurface Biosphere. Astrobiology, 12(3): 231-246.

Ferrat, M., WEISS, D.J. & STREKOPYTOV, S. 2012. A single procedure for the accurate and precise quantification of the rare earth elements, Sc, Y, Th and Pb in dust and peat for provenance tracing in climate and environmental studies. Talanta, 93: 415-423.   

JOHANSON, Z., KEARSLEY, A., den Blaauwen, J., Newman, M. & Smith, M.M. 2012. Ontogenetic development of an exceptionally preserved Devonian cartilaginous skeleton. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 318 B(1): 50-58.   

KEARSLEY, A.T., Burchell, M.J., Price, M.C., Cole, M.J., Wozniakiewicz, P.J., Ishii, H.A., Bradley, J.P., Fries, M. & Foster, N.J. 2012. Experimental impact features in Stardust aerogel: How track morphology reflects particle structure, composition, and density. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47(4): 737-762.    

Larner, F. & REHKAMPER, M. 2012. Evaluation of Stable Isotope Tracing for ZnO Nanomaterials-New Constraints from High Precision Isotope Analyses and Modeling. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(7): 4149-4158.    

Nixon, A., Burchell, M.J., Price, M.C., KEARSLEY, A.T. & Jones, S. 2012. Aerogel tracks made by impacts of glycine: Implications for formation of bulbous tracks in aerogel and the Stardust mission. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47(4): 623-633.    

Ogliore, R.C., Floss, C., Stadermann, F.J., KEARSLEY, A.T., Leitner, J., Stroud, R.M. & Westphal, A.J. 2012. Automated searching of Stardust interstellar foils. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47(4): 729-736.    

Price, M.C., KEARSLEY, A.T., Burchell, M.J., HOWARD, L.E., Hillier, J.K., Starkey, N.A., Wozniakiewicz, P.J. & Cole, M.J. 2012. Stardust interstellar dust calibration: Hydrocode modeling of impacts on Al-1100 foil at velocities up to 300kms-1 and validation with experimental data. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47(4): 684-695.    

Reissis, D. & ABEL, R.L. 2012. Development of fetal trabecular micro-architecture in the humerus and femur. Journal of Anatomy, 220(5): 496-503.    

Robinson, K.L., Treiman, A.H. & JOY, K.H. 2012. Basaltic fragments in lunar feldspathic meteorites: Connecting sample analyses to orbital remote sensing. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47(3): 387-399.    

THORNE, R.L., Roberts, S. & HERRINGTON, R.J. 2012. Climate change and the formation of nickel laterite deposits. Geology, 40(4): 331-334.    

VITA-FINZI, C. 2012. River history. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370(1966): 2029-2039.    

VITA-FINZI, C. 2012. River history and tectonics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370(1966): 2173-2192

WOOLLEY, A.R. & Bailey, D.K. 2012. The crucial role of lithospheric structure in the generation and release of carbonatites: geological evidence. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(2): 259-270.    

Wozniakiewicz, P.J., Ishii, H.A., KEARSLEY, A.T., Burchell, M.J., Bradley, J.P., Price, M.C., Teslich, N., Lee, M.R. & Cole, M.J. 2012. Stardust impact analogs: Resolving pre- and postimpact mineralogy in Stardust Al foils. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47(4): 708-728.    

Wozniakiewicz, P.J., KEARSLEY, A.T., Ishii, H.A., Burchell, M.J., Bradley, J.P., Teslich, N., Cole, M.J. & Price, M.C. 2012. The origin of crystalline residues in Stardust Al foils: Surviving cometary dust or crystallized impact melts? Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47(4): 660-670.    

Xu, Y., Zhang, Y.L., Li, J., Gioia, R., Zhang, G., Li, X.D., SPIRO, B., Bhatia, R.S. & Jones, K.C. 2012. The spatial distribution and potential sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) over the Asian marginal seas and the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 117.    

Zema, M., WELCH, M.D. & Oberti, R. 2012. High-T behaviour of gedrite: thermoelasticity, cation ordering and dehydrogenation. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 163(5): 923-937.    


Bennett, C.E., Siveter, D.J., Davies, S.J., Williams, M., Wilkinson, I.P., Browne, M. & MILLER, C.G. 2011. Ostracods from freshwater and brackish environments of the Carboniferous of the Midland Valley of Scotland: the early colonization of terrestrial water bodies. Geological Magazine, 149(3): 366-396. DOI:    

Coppard, S.E., Kroh, A. & SMITH, A.B. 2011. The evolution of pedicellariae in echinoids: an arms race against pests and parasites. Acta Zoologica, 93(2): 125-148. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6395.2010.00487.x.    

Gomez, B., EWIN, T.A.M. & Daviero-Gomez, V. 2012. The conifer Glenrosa falcata sp nov from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain and its palaeoecology. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 172: 21-32.

JOHANSON, Z., KEARSLEY, A., den Blaauwen, J., Newman, M. & Smith, M.M. 2012. Ontogenetic development of an exceptionally preserved Devonian cartilaginous skeleton. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 318 B(1): 50-58.    

Koch, M. & EDGECOMBE, G.D. 2012. The preoral chamber in geophilomorph centipedes: comparative morphology, phylogeny, and the evolution of centipede feeding structures. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 165(1): 1-62.    

PARR, W.C.H., Chatterjee, H.J. & Soligo, C. 2012. Calculating the axes of rotation for the subtalar and talocrural joints using 3D bone reconstructions. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(6): 1103-1107.    

SMITH, A.B. & Crame, J.A. 2012. Echinoderm faunas from the Lower Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian) of Alexander Island, Antarctica. Palaeontology, 55: 305-324.    

Smith, T.M., Olejniczak, A.J., Zermeno, J.P., Tafforeau, P., Skinner, M.M., Hoffmann, A., Radovčić, J., Toussaint, M., KRUSZYNSKI, R., Menter, M., Moggi-Cecchi, J., Glasmacher, U.A., Kullmer, O., Schrenk, F., STRINGER, C. & Hublin, J.J. 2012. Variation in enamel thickness within the genus Homo. Journal of Human Evolution, 62(3): 395-411.    

SOOKIAS, R.B., Butler, R.J. & Benson, R.B.J. 2012. Rise of dinosaurs reveals major body-size transitions are driven by passive processes of trait evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279(1736): 2180-2187.    

STRINGER, C. 2012. What makes a modern human. Nature, 485(7396): 33-35.



Bebber, D.P., CARINE, M.A., Davidse, G., Harris, D.J., Haston, E.M., PENN, M.G., CAFFERTY, S., Wood, J.R.I. & Scotland, R.W. 2012. Big hitting collectors make massive and disproportionate contribution to the discovery of plant species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences, 279(1736): 2269-2274.

Jayalal, U., WOLSELEY, P., GUEIDAN, C., Aptroot, A., Wijesundara, S. & Karunaratne, V. 2012. Anzia mahaeliyensis and Anzia flavotenuis, two new lichen species from Sri Lanka. The Lichenologist, 44(3): 381-389.    

Karl, R., Kiefer, C., ANSELL, S.W. & Koch, M.A. 2012. Systematics and evolution of arctic-alpine Arabis alpina (Brassicaceae) and its closest relatives in the eastern Mediterranean. American Journal of Botany, 99(4): 778-794.    

SÄRKINEN, T., Pennington, R.T., Lavin, M., Simon, M.F. & Hughes, C.E. 2012. Evolutionary islands in the Andes: Persistence and isolation explain high endemism in Andean dry tropical forests. Journal of Biogeography, 39(5): 884-900. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02644.x     

Wetzel, C.E., Van de Vijver, B., COX, E.J., Bicudo D de C. & Ector, L. 2012. Tursiocola podocnemicola sp. nov., a new epizoic freshwater diatom species from the Amazon basin (Rio Negro, Brazil). Diatom Research, 27(1): 1-8. DOI:10.1080/0269249X.2011.642498.    


Barthélémy, C. & BROAD, G.R. 2012. A new species of Hadrocryptus (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Cryptinae), with the first account of the biology for the genus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 24: 47-57.    

Bazsalovicsová, E., Králová-Hromadová, I., ŠTEKKA, J. & Scholz, T. 2011. Molecular characterization of Atractolytocestus sagittatus (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea), monozoic parasite of common carp, and its differentiation from the invasive species Atractolytocestus huronensis. Parasitology Research, 110(5): 1621-1629.    

Bone, J., Archer, M., Barraclough, D., EGGLETON, P., Flight, D., Head, M., JONES, D.T., Scheib, C. & Voulvoulis, N. 2012. Public Participation in Soil Surveys: Lessons from a Pilot Study in England. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(7): 3687-3696.    

BROOKS, S.J., Jones, V.J., Telford, R.J., Appleby, P.G., Watson, E., McGowan, S. & Benn, S. 2012. Population trends in the Slavonian grebe Podiceps auritus (L.) and Chironomidae (Diptera) at a Scottish loch. Journal of Paleolimnology, 47(4): 631-644.    

Davies, A.B., EGGLETON, P., van Rensburg, B.J. & Parr, C.L. 2012. The pyrodiversity-biodiversity hypothesis: a test with savanna termite assemblages. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49(2): 422-430.    

Frutos, P., Hoste, H., Sotiraki, S., HALL, M. & Jackson, F. 2012. Specificities of parasitism in goats and sheep: Interactions with nutrition and control strategies. Small Ruminant Research, 103(1): 1-2.    

HANSSON, C. 2012. Achrysocharoides Girault (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae) new to tropical America, with eight new species. Zookeys(173): 79-108.    

Hernandez-Lopez, A., Rougerie, R., Augustin, S., LEES, D.C., Tomov, R., Kenis, M., Cota, E., Kullaj, E., HANSSON, C., Grabenweger, G., Roques, A. & Lopez-Vaamonde, C. 2012. Host tracking or cryptic adaptation? Phylogeography of Pediobius saulius (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae), a parasitoid of the highly invasive horse-chestnut leafminer. Evolutionary Applications, 5(3): 256-269.    

Larsen, T.B. & VANE-WRIGHT, R.I. 2012. The name Bicyclus safitza (Westwood, 1850) should continue to be used (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). Shilap-Revista De Lepidopterologia, 40(157): 85-86.    

MAHAMDALLIE, S.S. & READY, P.D. 2012. No recent adaptive selection on the apyrase of Mediterranean Phlebotomus: implications for using salivary peptides to vaccinate against canine leishmaniasis. Evolutionary Applications, 5(3): 293-305. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2011.00226.x.    

PONT, A.C. 2012. Muscoidea (Fanniidae, Anthomyiidae, Muscidae) described by P. J. M. Macquart (Insecta, Diptera). Zoosystema, 34(1): 39-111.    

QUICKE, D.L.J. 2012. We Know Too Little about Parasitoid Wasp Distributions to Draw Any Conclusions about Latitudinal Trends in Species Richness, Body Size and Biology. PLoS ONE, 7(2).    

Rodriguez-Roche, R., Villegas, E., COOK, S., Poh Kim, P.A.W., Hinojosa, Y., Rosario, D., Villalobos, I., Bendezu, H., Hibberd, M.L. & Guzman, M.G. 2012. Population structure of the dengue viruses, Aragua, Venezuela, 2006-2007. Insights into dengue evolution under hyperendemic transmission. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 12(2): 332-344.    

Samartin, S., Heiri, O., Vescovi, E., BROOKS, S.J. & Tinner, W. 2012. Late glacial and early Holocene summer temperatures in the southern Swiss Alps reconstructed using fossil chironomids. Journal of Quaternary Science, 27(3): 279-289.    

Sotiraki, S. & HALL, M.J.R. 2012. A review of comparative aspects of myiasis in goats and sheep in Europe. Small Ruminant Research, 103(1): 75-83.    

TIMMERMANS, M. & VOGLER, A.P. 2012. Phylogenetically informative rearrangements in mitochondrial genomes of Coleoptera, and monophyly of aquatic elateriform beetles (Dryopoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63(2): 299-304.    

WILLIAMS, P.H., An, J.D., Brown, M.J.F., Carolan, J.C., Goulson, D., Huang, J.X. & Ito, M. 2012. Cryptic Bumblebee Species: Consequences for Conservation and the Trade in Greenhouse Pollinators. PLoS ONE, 7(3).    


Brabec, J., Scholz, T., Kralova-Hromadova, I., Bazsalovicsova, E. & OLSON, P.D. 2012. Substitution saturation and nuclear paralogs of commonly employed phylogenetic markers in the Caryophyllidea, an unusual group of non-segmented tapeworms (Platyhelminthes). International Journal for Parasitology, 42(3): 259-267.    

BRITZ, R. & Johnson, G.D. 2012. The caudal skeleton of a 20 mm Triodon and homology of its components. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 125(1): 66-73.

Budha, P.B., MORDAN, P.B., NAGGS, F. & Backeljau, T. 2012. Darwininitium - a new fully pseudosigmurethrous orthurethran genus from Nepal (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Cerastidae). Zookeys(175): 19-26.    

CAMERON, R.A.D. & Cook, L.M. 2012. Habitat and the shell polymorphism of Cepaea nemoralis (L.): interrogating the Evolution Megalab database. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 78: 179-184.    

Chen, H.C., Kuo, R.J., Chang, T.C., Hus, C.K., BRAY, R.A. & Cheng, I.J. 2012. Fluke (Spirorchiidae) Infections in Sea Turtles Stranded on Taiwan: Prevalence and Pathology. Journal of Parasitology, 98(2): 437-439.    

Chen, X.R., Gao, S., Liu, W.W., Song, W.B., Al-Rasheid, K.A.S. & WARREN, A. 2012. Taxonomic descriptions of three marine colepid ciliates, Nolandia sinica spec. nov., Apocoleps caoi spec. nov and Tiarina fusa (Claparede & Lachmann, 1858) Bergh, 1881 (Ciliophora, Prorodontida). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 62: 735-744.    

Dmitrieva, E.V., Gerasev, P.I., GIBSON, D.I., Pronkina, N.V. & Galli, P. 2012. Descriptions of eight new species of Ligophorus Euzet & Suriano, 1977 (Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae) from Red Sea mullets. Systematic Parasitology, 81(3): 203-237.    

Marzoug, D., Boutiba, Z., GIBSON, D.I., Pérez-del-Olmo, A. & Kostadinova, A. 2012. Descriptions of digeneans from Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum) (Clupeidae) off the Algerian coast of the western Mediterranean, with a complete list of its helminth parasites. Systematic Parasitology, 81(3): 169-186.    

Mouahid, G., Faliex, E., Allienne, J.F., Cribb, T.H. & BRAY, R.A. 2012. Proctophantastes nettastomatis (Digenea: Zoogonidae) from Vanuatu deep-sea fish: new morphological features, allometric growth, and phenotypic plasticity aspects. Parasitology Research, 110(5): 1631-1638.    

OKAMURA, B., Humphries, S. & GRUHL, A. 2012. Buddenbrockia plumatellae: a novel solution to being a worm. Abstract. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 52: E131-E131.    

SHERRATT, E., WILKINSON, M., GOWER, D.J. & Klingenberg, C.P. 2012. Evolution of Cranial Modularity in Caecilians. Abstract. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 52: E159-E159.    

Toksen, E., BOXSHALL, G.A. & Altinozek, S. 2012. Sagum posteli Delamare-Deboutteville & Nunes-Ruivo, 1954 (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida: Lernanthropidae) parasitic on Epinephelus aeneus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire) in Turkish waters, with a key to the species of Sagum Wilson, 1913. Systematic Parasitology, 82(1): 71-80.    

WARREN, B.H., Bermingham, E., Bourgeois, Y., Estep, L.K., PRYS-JONES, R.P., Strasberg, D. & Thebaud, C. 2012. Hybridization and barriers to gene flow in an island bird radiation. Evolution, 66(5): 1490-1505.    

WEBSTER, B.L. & LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J. 2012. Mitochondrial gene order change in Schistosoma (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Schistosomatidae). International Journal for Parasitology, 42(3): 313-321.    


Sutherland, W.J., Bellingan, L., Bellingham, J.R., Blackstock, J.J., BLOOMFIELD, R.M., Bravo, M., Cadman, V.M., Cleevely, D.D., Clements, A., Cohen, A.S., Cope, D.R., Daemmrich, A.A., Devecchi, C., Anadon, L.D., Denegri, S., Doubleday, R., Dusic, N.R., Evans, R.J., Feng, W.Y., Godfray, H.C.J., Harris, P., Hartley, S.E., Hester, A.J., Holmes, J., Hughes, A., Hulme, M., Irwin, C., Jennings, R.C., Kass, G.S., Littlejohns, P., Marteau, T.M., McKee, G., Millstone, E.P., Nuttall, W.J., Owens, S., Parker, M.M., Pearson, S., Petts, J., Ploszek, R., Pullin, A.S., Reid, G., Richards, K.S., Robinson, J.G., Shaxson, L., Sierra, L., Smith, B.G., Spiegelhalter, D.J., Stilgoe, J., Stirling, A., Tyler, C.P., Winickoff, D.E. & Zimmern, R.L. 2012. A Collaboratively-Derived Science-Policy Research Agenda. PLoS ONE, 7(3).    


Collection Management Seminar

CoRR - Developing Disaster Recovery: Front to Back - A museum wide project 


Chris Collins and Clare Valentine, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD.


Wednesday 23rd May 2012,


Flett Lecture Theatre, NHM, South Kensington



Do you know what would happen if there was a major emergency affecting the collections in the museum? How would you react and what would you do? Over the last 4 years Collections Management Staff in Science and members of Design and Conservation have been developing a disaster plan – the CoRR Plan – that coordinates the museums response in an emergency situation when collections are at risk. The CoRR team has already held a number of training exercises across the museum and teams from CoRR have already been involved in real-life responses to a number of smaller building based problems.


A major cross museum emergency that causes serious museum wide damage to the collections will require response from all areas of the museum. The Group is focusing on training and developing a coordinated group of individuals who can undertake collection recovery using techniques appropriate to the natural history museums collections.  The CoRR project involves everybody in the museum in some way, from Science to House-Keeping to Estates. 


The talk will look at the work we have already done, the current CoRR plan, training initiatives and exercises that are planned, the teams involved in recovery and importantly how you can get involved .

Who should come?



The seminar is open to all members of the museum who are interested in getting involved or learning more about recovery of the collections in a disaster situation. We also welcome colleagues from other institutions who would find the seminar of interest. There is no booking fee and only large parties need to notify the organiser for catering purposes.


Science Group: All senior departmental managers & collection management staff.

Public Engagement Group:  Any staff who work with and use collections or manage staff who work with collections.


Tea and coffee will be available in the seminar room lobby area after the talk.

Suggestions for seminar speakers are always most welcome. Please contact the organiser Clare Valentine.




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Palaeontology Seminar


Tracking nautiloid migrational seaways: using pelagic faunas as a complementary tool for palaeogeographic reconstruction


Dr. Kathleen Histon, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia


Thursday 24th May
Neil Chalmers Seminar Room, DC2, 16:00



Documentation of the distribution and biodiversity of environmentally sensitive groups is an important element in palaeogeographical reconstruction. Establishment of the precise position, width and timing of open seaways is a pivotal factor in unravelling complex regional geodynamic histories. As nautiloid cephalopods are particularly sensitive to distance and water depth separating landmasses and to fluctuations in sea level they can be considered reliable tools for tracing migrational pathways of pelagic faunas during certain intervals. This complementary dataset can be utilized to confirm models regarding palaeocontinent/microterrane position based on the traditional use of distribution of benthonic faunas.


Detailed field studies on the cephalopod limestone biofacies from the almost complete biostratigraphically well constrained Silurian successions in the Carnic Alps (Austria) over the past decade have provided significant data regarding the relationship between sea-level change and faunal events for this middle palaeolatitude North Gondwanan microterrane during the Silurian. The response of various faunal groups to the eustatic changes identified on a local scale has been  compared and related to similar studies in progress from other North Gondwana terranes such as Sardinia and Bohemia and on a global scale with some sectors of Avalonia (the British Isles) and Laurentia (North America). The findings may also have critical relevance within the context of identification of nautiloid cephalopod bioevents and their relation to the dynamics of the global carbon cycle. Detailed studies in this respect for major groups such as nautiloids are lacking to date for the Silurian.




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