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April 18, 2013

Collection Management Seminar

Posted by C Lowry Apr 18, 2013

Rethinking volunteering: V Factor & the Throughflow Project


Thursday 25th April 2013, 2.30pm-4.00pm


Flett Lecture Theatre, NHM, South Kensington



Ali Thomas, Volunteers Project Manager, NHM,
Lyndsey Douglas, Indo-Pacific Corals Project Officer, NHM
Nadia Santodomingo Aguilar, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, NHM.


What’s it about?
Volunteers play a key role in the smooth and successful running of so many Museum programmes and help us to achieve our full potential and work to maximum capacity. In recent years much attention and energy has gone into professionalising how we manage volunteers and great strides have been made.

Last year in 2012 the Museum launched a new part to our volunteer offer called V Factor; a volunteer inclusion initiative with collections and volunteer engagement at the very heart of it.

Ali, Lyndsey & Nadia and a team of volunteers will talk about how the V Factor experience of the Throughflow project has taken key Museum strategies to unite Science, Visitor Experience, Learning and volunteer best practice to create a different kind of volunteer opportunity, aiming to "take the public from one side of the display case to the other.”

Who should come?
The seminar is open to all members of the museum who are interested in getting involved or learning more about the ‘Throughflow’ project, volunteer management and volunteers in collections care/research. 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 and all volunteer managers.
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 lobby area after the talk.



For additional details on attending this or other seminars see


Recent Publications - April

Posted by C Lowry Apr 18, 2013

Publications for the previous 4 weeks (Search done 11th April)

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Buffet, P.-E., Pan, J.-F., Poirier, L., Amiard-Triquet, C., Amiard, J.-C., Gaudin, P., Risso-de Faverney, C., Guibbolini, M., Gilliland, D., VALSAMI-JONES, E. & Mouneyrac, C. 2013. Biochemical and behavioural responses of the endobenthic bivalve Scrobicularia plana to silver nanoparticles in seawater and microalgal food. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 89: 117-124.  ( )

Buffet, P.-E., Richard, M., Caupos, F., Vergnoux, A., Perrein-Ettajani, H., Luna-Acosta, A., Akcha, F., Amiard, J.-C., Amiard-Triquet, C., Guibbolini, M., Risso-De Faverney, C., Thomas-Guyon, H., Reip, P., DYBOWSKA, A., BERHANU, D., VALSAMI-JONES, E. & Mouneyrac, C. 2013. A Mesocosm Study of Fate and Effects of CuO Nanoparticles on Endobenthic Species (Scrobicularia plana, Hediste diversicolor). Environmental Science & Technology, 47(3): 1620-1628.  ( )

CUADROS, J., AFSIN, B., Jadubansa, P., Ardakani, M., Ascaso, C. & Wierzchos, J. 2013. Microbial and inorganic control on the composition of clay from volcanic glass alteration experiments. American Mineralogist, 98(2-3): 319-334. ( )




Griffiths, N., Mueller, W., JOHNSON, K.G. & Aguilera, O.A. 2013. Evaluation of the effect of diagenetic cements on element/Ca ratios in aragonitic Early Miocene (similar to 16 Ma) Caribbean corals: Implications for 'deep-time' palaeo-environmental reconstructions. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 369: 185-200.  ( )

Joshi, J. & EDGECOMBE, G.D. 2013. Revision of the scolopendrid centipede Digitipes Attems, 1930, from India (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha): reconciling molecular and morphological estimates of species diversity. Zootaxa, 3626(1): 99-145. 

RASNITSYN, A.P., Aristov, D.S. & Rasnitsyn, D.A. 2013. Insects at the borderline between the Permian and the Early Triassic (Urzhum - Olenek Age) and the problem of Permian-Triassic biodiversity crisis. Zhurnal Obshchei Biologii, 74(1): 43-65. 

Rota-Stabelli, O., DALEY, A.C. & Pisani, D. 2013. Molecular timetrees reveal a Cambrian colonization of land and a new scenario for ecdysozoan evolution. Current Biology, 23(5): 392-398.  ( )


Covey-Crump, S.J., SCHOFIELD, P.F., Stretton, I.C., Daymond, M.R., KNIGHT, K.S. & Tant, J. 2013. Monitoring in situ stress/strain behaviour during plastic yielding in polymineralic rocks using neutron diffraction. Journal of Structural Geology, 47: 36-51.    ( )

Griffin, J.M., BERRY, A.J., Frost, D.J., Wimperis, S. & Ashbrook, S.E. 2013. Water in the Earth's mantle: a solid-state NMR study of hydrous wadsleyite. Chemical Science, 4(4): 1523-1538.)  ( )

Horwell, C.J., WILLIAMSON, B.J., Donaldson, K., LE BLOND, J.S., Damby, D.E. & Bowen, L. 2012. The structure of volcanic cristobalite in relation to its toxicity; relevance for the variable crystalline silica hazard. Particle and Fibre Toxicology, 9.  ( )

KNIGHT, K.S. & Bonanos, N. 2013. Thermoelastic and structural properties of ionically conducting cerate perovskites: (I) BaCeO3 at low temperature in the Pbnm phase. Solid State Ionics, 232: 112-122.   ( )

Kristova, P., Hopkinson, L., Rutt, K., Hunter, H. & CRESSEY, G. 2013. Quantitative analyses of powdered multi-minerallic carbonate aggregates using a portable Raman spectrometer. American Mineralogist, 98(2-3): 401-409.  ( )

Lee, M.R., Tomkinson, T., Mark, D.F., Stuart, F.M. & SMITH, C.L. 2013. Evidence for silicate dissolution on Mars from the Nakhla meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48(2): 224-240.  ( )



BELLO, S.M., DELBARRE, G., PARFITT, S.A., CURRANT, A.P., KRUSZYNSKI, R. & STRINGER, C. 2013. Lost and found: the remarkable curatorial history of one of the earliest discoveries of Palaeolithic portable art. Antiquity, 87(335): 237-244.   

Butler, R.J., Benson, R.B.J. & BARRETT, P.M. 2013. Pterosaur diversity: Untangling the influence of sampling biases, Lagerstatten, and genuine biodiversity signals. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 372: 78-87.  ( )

CAVIN, L., FOREY, P.L. & Giersch, S. 2013. Osteology of Eubiodectes libanicus (Pictet & Humbert, 1866) and some other ichthyodectiformes (Teleostei): phylogenetic implications. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 11(2): 115-177.  ( )

LISTER, A.M. & Stuart, A.J. 2013. Extinction chronology of the woolly rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis: reply to Kuzmin [Letter]. Quaternary Science Reviews, 62: 144-146.    ( )

Penkman, K.E.H., Preece, R.C., Bridgland, D.R., Keen, D.H., Meijer, T., PARFITT, S.A., White, T.S. & Collins, M.J. 2013. An aminostratigraphy for the British Quaternary based on Bithynia opercula. Quaternary Science Reviews, 61: 111-134.  ( )

Smith, M.M., JOHANSON, Z., Underwood, C. & Diekwisch, T.G.H. 2013. Pattern formation in development of chondrichthyan dentitions: a review of an evolutionary model. Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology, 25(2): 127-142.  ( )

Zigaite, Z., RICHTER, M., Karatajute-Talimaa, V. & Smith, M.M. 2013. Tissue diversity and evolutionary trends of the dermal skeleton of Silurian thelodonts. Historical Biology, 25(2): 143-154.  ( )






Angel, M. & GRAVES, C. 2013. Bathyconchoeciinae, a new subfamily of deep oceanic planktonic halocyprid Ostracod (Myodocopa, Ostracoda). Zootaxa, 3630(2): 243-269. 

Bilandzija, H., MORTON, B., Podnar, M. & Cetkovic, H. 2013. Evolutionary history of relict Congeria (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae): unearthing the subterranean biodiversity of the Dinaric Karst. Frontiers in Zoology, 10.  ( )

DOHERTY-BONE, T.M., Gonwouo, N.L., Hirschfeld, M., Ohst, T., Weldon, C., Perkins, M., Kouete, M.T., Browne, R.K., LOADER, S.P., GOWER, D.J., WILKINSON, M.W., Roedel, M.O., Penner, J., Barej, M.F., Schmitz, A., Ploetner, J. & Cunningham, A.A. 2013. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibians of Cameroon, including first records for caecilians. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 102(3): 187-+.    ( )

KUKLINSKI, P., Berge, J., McFadden, L., Dmoch, K., Zajaczkowski, M., Nygard, H., Piwosz, K. & Tatarek, A. 2013. Seasonality of occurrence and recruitment of Arctic marine benthic invertebrate larvae in relation to environmental variables. Polar Biology, 36(4): 549-560.  ( )

MAPSTONE, G.M. & Ljubenkov, J.C. 2013. New observations on Dromalia alexandri Bigelow, 1911, a rhodaliid physonect siphonophore from Southern Californian waters. Marine Ecology-an Evolutionary Perspective, 34: 96-112.  ( )

Mathers, T.C., Hammond, R.L., JENNER, R.A., Zierold, T., Haenfling, B. & Gomez, A. 2013. High lability of sexual system over 250 million years of evolution in morphologically conservative tadpole shrimps. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13.  ( )

Ronowicz, M., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M. & KUKLINSKI, P. 2013. Depth- and substrate-related patterns of species richness and distribution of hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) in Arctic coastal waters (Svalbard). Marine Ecology-an Evolutionary Perspective, 34: 165-176.  ( )

Scriven, J.J., WOODALL, L.C. & Goulson, D. 2013. Nondestructive DNA sampling from bumblebee faeces. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13(2): 225-229.  ( )





Fan, Y., WARREN, A., Al-Farraj, S.A., Chen, X. & Shao, C. 2013. Morphology and SSU rRNA gene-based phylogeny of two Diophrys-like ciliates from northern china, with notes on morphogenesis of Pseudodiophrys nigricans (Protozoa, Ciliophora). Journal of Morphology, 274(4): 395-403.  ( )

FOSTER, P.G., Bergo, E.S., Bourke, B.P., Oliveira, T.M.P., Nagaki, S.S., Sant'Ana, D.C. & Sallum, M.A.M. 2013. Phylogenetic Analysis and DNA-based Species Confirmation in Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus). PLoS ONE, 8(2).  ( )

Li, J., Liu, W., Gao, S., WARREN, A. & Song, W. 2013. Multigene-Based Analyses of the Phylogenetic Evolution of Oligotrich Ciliates, with Consideration of the Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 Secondary Structure of Three Systematically Ambiguous Genera. Eukaryotic Cell, 12(3): 430-437.  ( )

Xu, D., Sun, P., WARREN, A., Noh, J.H., Choi, D.L., Shin, M.K. & Kim, Y.O. 2013. Phylogenetic Investigations on Ten Genera of Tintinnid Ciliates (Ciliophora: Spirotrichea: Tintinnida), Based on Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA Gene Sequences. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 60(2): 192-202.  ( )




BRAY, R.A. & Justine, J.-L. 2013. A digenean parasite in a mudskipper: Opegaster ouemoensis sp n. (Digenea: Opecoelidae) in Periophthalmus argentilineatus  Valenciennes (Perciformes: Gobiidae) in the mangroves of New Caledonia. Folia Parasitologica, 60(1): 7-16. 

Jabbar, A., Jex, A.R., Mohandas, N., Hall, R.S., LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J. & Gasser, R.B. 2013. The mitochondrial genome of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus -diagnostic, epidemiological and systematic implications. Gene, 516(2): 294-300.  ( )







CAMERON, R.A.D., Cook, L.M. & Greenwood, J.J.D. 2013. Change and stability in a steep morph-frequency cline in the snail Cepaea nemoralis (L.) over 43 years. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 108(3): 473-483.  ( )

HARAN, J. 2013. Revision of the genus Acallopistus Schoenherr (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Curculioninae, Nerthopini). Zootaxa, 3620(4): 553-568. 

Japoshvili, G., Hansen, L.O. & GUERRIERI, E. 2013. The Norwegian species of Copidosoma Ratzeburg (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae). Zootaxa, 3619(2): 145-153.  MENDEL, H. & Hatton, J. 2012. Chrysomela tremula Fabricius (Chrysomelidae) rediscovered in Britain. Coleopterist, 21(3): 132-135. 

Niu, Z.-Q., KUHLMANN, M. & Zhu, C.-D. 2013. A review of the Colletes succinctus -group (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) from China with redescription of the male of C. gigas. Zootaxa, 3626(1): 173-187. 

OUVRARD, D. & Soulier-Perkins, A. 2012. Prokelisia marginata (Van Duzee, 1897) lands on the French coast of Normandy (Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha, Delphacidae). Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique de France, 117(4): 441-444. 

Smith, M.A., Fernandez-Triana, J.L., Eveleigh, E., Gomez, J., Guclu, C., Hallwachs, W., Hebert, P.D.N., Hrcek, J., Huber, J.T., Janzen, D., Mason, P.G., Miller, S., QUICKE, D.L.J., Rodriguez, J.J., Rougerie, R., Shaw, M.R., Varkonyi, G., Ward, D.F., Whitfield, J.B. & Zaldivar-Riveron, A. 2013. DNA barcoding and the taxonomy of Microgastrinae wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae): impacts after 8years and nearly 20000 sequences. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13(2): 168-176.  ( )

WILLIAMS, D.J. 2013. Family-group names in the scale insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea)-a supplement. Zootaxa, 3616(4): 325-344. 





DOHERTY-BONE, T.M., Gonwouo, N.L., Hirschfeld, M., Ohst, T., Weldon, C., Perkins, M., Kouete, M.T., Browne, R.K., LOADER, S.P., GOWER, D.J., WILKINSON, M.W., Roedel, M.O., Penner, J., Barej, M.F., Schmitz, A., Ploetner, J. & Cunningham, A.A. 2013. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibians of Cameroon, including first records for caecilians. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 102(3): 187-+.  ( )

Metallinou, M., ARNOLD, E.N., Crochet, P.-A., Geniez, P., Brito, J.C., Lymberakis, P., El Din, S.B., Sindaco, R., Robinson, M. & Carranza, S. 2012. Conquering the Sahara and Arabian deserts: systematics and biogeography of Stenodactylus geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12.  ( )




Gomez-Pereira, P.R., KENNAWAY, G., Fuchs, B.M., Tarran, G.A. & Zubkov, M.V. 2013. Flow cytometric identification of Mamiellales clade II in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 83(3): 664-671.  ( )

Horwell, C.J., WILLIAMSON, B.J., Donaldson, K., LE BLOND, J.S., Damby, D.E. & Bowen, L. 2012. The structure of volcanic cristobalite in relation to its toxicity; relevance for the variable crystalline silica hazard. Particle and Fibre Toxicology, 9.  ( )

Perez-Huerta, A., Etayo-Cadavid, M.F., Andrus, C.F.T., JEFFRIES, T.E., Watkins, C., Street, S.C. & Sandweiss, D.H. 2013. El Nino Impact on Mollusk Biomineralization-Implications for Trace Element Proxy Reconstructions and the Paleo-Archeological Record. PLoS ONE, 8(2).  ( )