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Life Sciences Seminar

 

 

Exploring biogeographical patterns of bryophytes on oceanic islands. Is all explained by dispersal ability?

 

 

Jairo Patiño

Department of Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Liege University

 

Friday 1 of February 11:00
Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)

 

 

Oceanic island biotas are typically characterized by a suite of life-history traits known as ‘island syndromes’. Among such evolutionary phenomena, the loss of dispersal ability characteristic for island taxa has contributed to the hypothesis that islands are evolutionary dead-ends. By using different ecological and phylogeographic approaches, we investigate whether such a prediction applies to highly vagile organisms, taking bryophytes as a model.


 

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Life Sciences Seminar

 

Specimens, data and literature: how it can all go wrong


Gavin Broad

Terrestrial Invertebrates, Dept.of Life Sciences, NHM

 

Wednesday 30 of January 11:00
Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)


Specimens are not necessarily data, and use of a species name in the literature does not necessarily confer reliability. These are not novel observations, so the misuse of junk data, from collections, observations and catalogues, is endlessly surprising and sometimes horrifying. I use examples from a relatively poorly known but huge group of insects - parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera) - to demonstrate that much more effort needs to be directed towards specimen sorting and identification. It's not all bad news though; major collections of obscure wasps are rich in specimens that can be used to address all sorts of interesting questions, given appropriate investment.

 

 

 

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Posted by C Lowry Jan 24, 2013

Publications for the previous 4-5 weeks (Search done 11th Jan 2013)
Search on the basis of ‘Nat SAME Hist SAME Mus* SAME Lon*’ using Web of Science + TRING

 

EARTH SCIENCES

 

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY

 

CUADROS, J., AFSIN, B., MICHALSKI, J.R. & Ardakani, M. 2012. Fast, microscale-controlled weathering of rhyolitic obsidian to quartz and alunite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 353: 156-162. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2012.08.009 )


Hollis, S.P., Roberts, S., Cooper, M.R., Earls, G., HERRINGTON, R., Condon, D.J., Cooper, M.J., Archibald, S.M. & Piercey, S.J. 2012. Episodic arc-ophiolite emplacement and the growth of continental margins: Late accretion in the Northern Irish sector of the Grampian-Taconic orogeny. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 124(11-12): 1702-1723.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/b30619.1 )

 
KOSSOFF, D., Hudson-Edwards, K.A., DUBBIN, W.E., Alfredsson, M. & Geraki, T. 2012. Cycling of As, P, Pb and Sb during weathering of mine tailings: implications for fluvial environments. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(5): 1209-1228.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2012.076.5.14 )

 

Larner, F., Dogra, Y., DYBOWSKA, A., Fabrega, J., Stolpe, B., Bridgestock, L.J., Goodhead, R., WEISS, D.J., Moger, J., Lead, J.R., VALSAMI-JONES, E., Tyler, C.R., Galloway, T.S. & REHKAEMPER, M. 2012. Tracing Bioavailability of ZnO Nanoparticles Using Stable Isotope Labeling. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(21): 12137-12145.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es302602j )

 

Smeaton, C.M., Walshe, G.E., Smith, A.M.L., Hudson-Edwards, K.A., DUBBIN, W.E., Wright, K., Beale, A.M., Fryer, B.J. & Weisener, C.G. 2012. Simultaneous Release of Fe and As during the Reductive Dissolution of Pb-As Jarosite by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(23): 12823-12831.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es3021809 )


Turner, R.W., Siidra, O.I., Krivovichev, S.V., STANLEY, C.J. & SPRATT, J. 2012. Rumseyite, [Pb2OF]Cl, the first naturally occurring fluoroxychloride mineral with the parent crystal structure for layered lead oxychlorides. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(5): 1247-1255.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2012.076.5.11 )

 


INVERTEBRATES AND PLANTS

 

Cooper, M.R. & OWEN, H.G. 2013. Sonneratiidae: stem Hoplitoidea and their relationships. Neues Jahrbuch Fur Geologie Und Palaontologie-Abhandlungen, 267(1): 9-21.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0077-7749/2012/0294 )

 

EDGECOMBE, G.D., Vahtera, V., Stock, S.R., Kallonen, A., Xiao, X., Rack, A. & Giribet, G. 2012. A scolopocryptopid centipede (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha) from Mexican amber: synchrotron microtomography and phylogenetic placement using a combined morphological and molecular data set. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 166(4): 768-786.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00860.x )

 

GOWER, D.J., JOHNSON, K.G., Richardson, J.E., ROSEN, B.R., Ruber, L. & WILLIAMS, S.T. (eds) 2012. Biotic evolution and environmental change in Southeast Asia, i-xv, 1-475 pp.


Javier Alvaro, J., ZAMORA, S., Vizcaino, D. & Ahlberg, P. 2013. Guzhangian (mid Cambrian) trilobites from siliceous concretions of the Valtorres Formation, Iberian Chains, NE Spain. Geological Magazine, 150(1): 123-142.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0016756812000416 )

 

JOHNSON, R.G. & FORTEY, R.A. 2012. Proetid trilobites from the Lower Devonian (Pragian) Ihandar Formation, Anti-Atlas, Morocco. Journal of Paleontology, 86(6): 1032-1050.

 
Smith, A., TAYLOR, P.D. & Milne, R. 2012. Hornera striata (Milne Edwards, 1838), a British Pliocene cyclostome bryozoan incorrectly recorded from New Zealand, with notes on some non-fenestrate Hornera from the Coralline Crag. Hornera from New Zealand and Britain. Pp. 339-356 in A. Ernst, P. Schaefer and J. Scholz (eds) Bryozoan studies 2010 (Lecture Notes in Earth Systems Sciences 143).


SMITH, A.B. 2013. Geological history of bathyal echinoid faunas, with a new genus from the late Cretaceous of Italy. Geological Magazine, 150(1): 177-182. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0016756812000738 )


TAYLOR, P.D., Dick, M.H., Clements, D. & Mawatari, S.F. 2012. A diverse bryozoan fauna from Pleistocene marine gravels at Kuromatsunai, Hokkaido, Japan. Bryozoan diversity in a Japanese Pleistocene gravel. Pp. 367-383 in A. Ernst, P. Schaefer and J. Scholz (eds) Bryozoan studies 2010 (Lecture Notes in Earth Systems Sciences 143). 

 

 

MINERAL AND PLANETARY SCIENCES


Greenwood, R.C., Franchi, I.A., Gibson, J.M. & BENEDIX, G.K. 2012. Oxygen isotope variation in primitive achondrites: The influence of primordial, asteroidal and terrestrial processes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 94: 146-163.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2012.06.025 )

 

Hawthorne, F.C., Oberti, R., Harlow, G.E., Maresch, W.V., Martin, R.F., Schumacher, J.C. & WELCH, M.D. 2012. Nomenclature of the amphibole supergroup. American Mineralogist, 97(11-12): 2031-2048. (http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am.2012.4276 )


Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., RUMSEY, M.S., Dini, M., Birch, W.D., SPRATT, J., Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Jenkins, R.A. & Pinch, W.W. 2012. The heteropolymolybdate family: structural relations, nomenclature scheme and new species. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(5): 1175-1207.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2012.076.5.09 )

 

WELCH, M.D., Konzett, J., Bindi, L., Kohn, S.C. & Frost, D.J. 2012. New structural features of the high-pressure synthetic sheet-disilicate Phase-X, K(2-x)Mg2Si2O7Hx. American Mineralogist, 97(11-12): 1849-1857.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am.2012.4164 )

 


VERTEBRATES, ANTHROPOLOGY & MICROPALAEONTOLOGY


Aubert, M., Pike, A.W.G., STRINGER, C., Bartsiokas, A., Kinsley, L., Eggins, S., Day, M. & Gruen, R. 2012. Confirmation of a late middle Pleistocene age for the Omo Kibish 1 cranium by direct uranium-series dating. Journal of Human Evolution, 63(5): 704-710.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2012.07.006 )


HOOKER, J.J. 2012. A new omomyid primate from the earliest Eocene of southern England: First phase of microchoerine evolution. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 57(3): 449-462.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.4202/app.2011.0017 )


LISTER, A.M., Dimitrijevic, V., Markovic, Z., Knezevic, S. & Mol, D. 2012. A skeleton of 'steppe' mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii (Pohlig)) from Drmno, near Kostolac, Serbia. Quaternary International, 276: 129-144. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2012.03.021 )


Moffat, I., STRINGER, C. & Gruen, R. 2012. Spatially resolved LA-MC-ICPMS strontium isotope microanalysis of archaeological fauna. Palaios, 27(9-10): 668-671.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/palo.2012.S05 )

 

Morris, J.L., Edwards, D., RICHARDSON, J.B., Axe, L. & Davies, K.L. 2012. Further insights into trilete spore producers from the Early Devonian (Lochkovian) of the Welsh Borderland, UK. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 185: 35-63. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.08.001 )


STRINGER, C. 2012. The 100-year mystery of Piltdown Man. Nature, 492(7428): 177-179.

 
Young, M.T., Brusatte, S.L., de Andrade, M.B., Desojo, J.B., Beatty, B.L., STEEL, L., Fernandez, M.S., Sakamoto, M., Ignacio Ruiz-Omenaca, J. & Schoch, R.R. 2012. The Cranial Osteology and Feeding Ecology of the Metriorhynchid Crocodylomorph Genera Dakosaurus and Plesiosuchus from the Late Jurassic of Europe. PLoS ONE, 7(9): Article Number e44985.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0044985 )

 

 

LIFE SCIENCES 

 

AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES

 

Alves, A.S., Adao, H., FERRERO, T.J., Marques, J.C., Costa, M.J. & Patricio, J. 2013. Benthic meiofauna as indicator of ecological changes in estuarine ecosystems: The use of nematodes in ecological quality assessment. Ecological Indicators, 24: 462-475.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.07.013 )

 

Appeltans, W., Ahyong, S.T., Anderson, G., Angel, M.V., Artois, T., Bailly, N., Bamber, R., Barber, A., Bartsch, I., Berta, A., Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, M., Bock, P., BOXSHALL, G., Boyko, C.B., Brandao, S.N., BRAY, R.A., Bruce, N.L., Cairns, S.D., Chan, T.-Y., Cheng, L., Collins, A.G., Cribb, T., Curini-Galletti, M., Dandouh-Guebas, F., Davie, P.J.F., Dawson, M.N., De Clerck, O., Decock, W., De Grave, S., de Voogd, N.J., Domning, D.P., Emig, C.C., Erseus, C., Eschmeyer, W., Fauchald, K., Fautin, D.G., Feist, S.W., Fransen, C.H.J.M., Furuya, H., Garcia-Alvarez, O., Gerken, S., GIBSON, D., Gittenberger, A., Gofas, S., Gomez-Daglio, L., Gordon, D.P., Guiry, M.D., Hernandez, F., Hoeksema, B.W., Hopcroft, R.R., Jaume, D., Kirk, P., Koedam, N., Koenemann, S., Kolb, J.B., Kristensen, R.M., Kroh, A., Lambert, G., Lazarus, D.B., Lemaitre, R., Longshaw, M., Lowry, J., Macpherson, E., Madin, L.P., Mah, C., MAPSTONE, G., McLaughlin, P.A., Mees, J., Meland, K., Messing, C.G., Mills, C.E., Molodtsova, T.N., Mooi, R., Neuhaus, B., Ng, P.K.L., Nielsen, C., Norenburg, J., Opresko, D.M., Osawa, M., Paulay, G., Perrin, W., Pilger, J.F., Poore, G.C.B., Pugh, P., Read, G.B., Reimer, J.D., Rius, M., Rocha, R.M., Saiz-Salinas, J.I., Scarabino, V., Schierwater, B., Schmidt-Rhaesa, A., Schnabel, K.E., Schotte, M., Schuchert, P., Schwabe, E., Segers, H., Self-Sullivan, C., Shenkar, N., Siegel, V., Sterrer, W., Stohr, S., Swalla, B., Tasker, M.L., Thuesen, E.V., Timm, T., Todaro, M.A., Turon, X., Tyler, S., Uetz, P., van der Land, J., Vanhoorne, B., van Ofwegen, L.P., van Soest, R.W.M., Vanaverbeke, J., Walker-Smith, G., Walter, T.C., WARREN, A., Williams, G.C., Wilson, S.P. & Costello, M.J. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology, 22(23): 2189-2202. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036 )

 

BAMBER, R.N. & MORTON, B. 2012. A new and commercial species of Gastrosaccus  Norman, 1868 (Peracarida: Mysida: Mysidae) from Java, Indonesia. Zootaxa(3546): 43-52.


BROOKS, S.J., Axford, Y., Heiri, O., Langdon, P.G. & Larocque-Tobler, I. 2012. Chironomids can be reliable proxies for Holocene temperatures. A comment on Velle et al. (2010). Holocene, 22(12): 1495-1500.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683612449757 )

 

CLAREMONT, M., Vermeij, G.J., WILLIAMS, S.T. & REID, D.G. 2013. Global phylogeny and new classification of the Rapaninae (Gastropoda: Muricidae), dominant molluscan predators on tropical rocky seashores. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(1): 91-102. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.09.014


GOWER, D.J., DOHERTY-BONE, T.M., Aberra, R.K., Mengistu, A., Schwaller, S., Menegon, M., de Sa, R., Saber, S.A., Cunningham, A.A. & Loader, S.P. 2012. High prevalence of the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) across multiple taxa and localities in the highlands of Ethiopia. Herpetological Journal, 22(4): 225-233.

 
GOWER, D.J., JOHNSON, K.G., Richardson, J.E., ROSEN, B.R., Ruber, L. & WILLIAMS, S.T. (eds) 2012. Biotic evolution and environmental change in Southeast Asia, i-xv, 1-475 pp. 


GRUHL, A. 2012. Occurrence and identity of "white spots" in Phylactolaemata. White spots in Phylactolaemata. Pp. 91-103 in A. Ernst, P. Schaefer and J. Scholz (eds) Bryozoan studies 2010 (Lecture Notes in Earth Systems Sciences 143).

 
LOXTON, J., Kuklinski, P., Mair, J.M., SPENCER-JONES, M. & Porter, J.S. 2012. Patterns of magnesium-calcite distribution in the skeleton of some polar bryozoan species. Mineralogy of polar bryozoan skeletons. Pp. 169-185 in A. Ernst, P. Schaefer and J. Scholz (eds) Bryozoan studies 2010 (Lecture Notes in Earth Systems Sciences 143).


MORTON, B. 2012. Blue flags. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64(10): 1983-1984. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.08.021 )

 

MORTON, B. 2013. The functional morphology of the abyssal Limopsis cristata (Arcoida: Limopsidae) with a discussion on the evolution of the more advanced bivalve foot. Acta Zoologica, 94(1): 74-85. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6395.2012.00561.x )


NEAL, L., Barnich, R., WIKLUND, H. & GLOVER, A.G. 2012. A new genus and species of Polynoidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Pine Island Bay, Amundsen Sea, Southern Ocean-a region of high taxonomic novelty. Zootaxa(3542): 80-88.


Nie, R.-E., Mochizuki, A., BROOKS, S.J., Liu, Z.-Q. & Yang, X.-K. 2012. Phylogeny of the green lacewing Chrysoperla nipponensis species-complex (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) in China, based on mitochondrial sequences and AFLP data. Insect Science, 19(6): 633-642.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7917.2012.01502.x )


PATERSON, G.L.J., Kendall, M.A., Aryuthaka, C., Evans, N.J., Monthum, Y., Jittanoon, C., CAMPBELL, P., Noble, L.R. & O'Neill, K.M. 2012. Tsunami impacts in the marine environment: review and results from studies in Thailand. Systematics Association Special Volume Series, 82: 246-269. 


Vieira, L.M. & SPENCER JONES, M.E. 2012. The identity of Sertularia reptans Linnaeus, 1758 (Bryozoa, Candidae). Zootaxa(3563): 26-42.

 


GENOMIC AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY


Appeltans, W., Ahyong, S.T., Anderson, G., Angel, M.V., Artois, T., Bailly, N., Bamber, R., Barber, A., Bartsch, I., Berta, A., Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, M., Bock, P., BOXSHALL, G., Boyko, C.B., Brandao, S.N., BRAY, R.A., Bruce, N.L., Cairns, S.D., Chan, T.-Y., Cheng, L., Collins, A.G., Cribb, T., Curini-Galletti, M., Dandouh-Guebas, F., Davie, P.J.F., Dawson, M.N., De Clerck, O., Decock, W., De Grave, S., de Voogd, N.J., Domning, D.P., Emig, C.C., Erseus, C., Eschmeyer, W., Fauchald, K., Fautin, D.G., Feist, S.W., Fransen, C.H.J.M., Furuya, H., Garcia-Alvarez, O., Gerken, S., GIBSON, D., Gittenberger, A., Gofas, S., Gomez-Daglio, L., Gordon, D.P., Guiry, M.D., Hernandez, F., Hoeksema, B.W., Hopcroft, R.R., Jaume, D., Kirk, P., Koedam, N., Koenemann, S., Kolb, J.B., Kristensen, R.M., Kroh, A., Lambert, G., Lazarus, D.B., Lemaitre, R., Longshaw, M., Lowry, J., Macpherson, E., Madin, L.P., Mah, C., MAPSTONE, G., McLaughlin, P.A., Mees, J., Meland, K., Messing, C.G., Mills, C.E., Molodtsova, T.N., Mooi, R., Neuhaus, B., Ng, P.K.L., Nielsen, C., Norenburg, J., Opresko, D.M., Osawa, M., Paulay, G., Perrin, W., Pilger, J.F., Poore, G.C.B., Pugh, P., Read, G.B., Reimer, J.D., Rius, M., Rocha, R.M., Saiz-Salinas, J.I., Scarabino, V., Schierwater, B., Schmidt-Rhaesa, A., Schnabel, K.E., Schotte, M., Schuchert, P., Schwabe, E., Segers, H., Self-Sullivan, C., Shenkar, N., Siegel, V., Sterrer, W., Stohr, S., Swalla, B., Tasker, M.L., Thuesen, E.V., Timm, T., Todaro, M.A., Turon, X., Tyler, S., Uetz, P., van der Land, J., Vanhoorne, B., van Ofwegen, L.P., van Soest, R.W.M., Vanaverbeke, J., Walker-Smith, G., Walter, T.C., WARREN, A., Williams, G.C., Wilson, S.P. & Costello, M.J. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology, 22(23): 2189-2202.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036 )


BASS, D., Yabuki, A., Santini, S., Romac, S. & Berney, C. 2012. Reticulamoeba is a long-branched Granofilosean (Cercozoa) that is missing from sequence databases. PLoS ONE, 7(12): Article number e49090.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0049090 )


Curtis, B.A., Tanifuji, G., Burki, F., Gruber, A., Irimia, M., Maruyama, S., Arias, M.C., Ball, S.G., Gile, G.H., Hirakawa, Y., Hopkins, J.F., Kuo, A., Rensing, S.A., Schmutz, J., Symeonidi, A., Elias, M., Eveleigh, R.J.M., Herman, E.K., Klute, M.J., Nakayama, T., Obornik, M., Reyes-Prieto, A., Armbrust, E.V., Aves, S.J., Beiko, R.G., Coutinho, P., Dacks, J.B., Durnford, D.G., Fast, N.M., Green, B.R., Grisdale, C.J., Hempel, F., Henrissat, B., Hoeppner, M.P., Ishida, K.-I., Kim, E., Koreny, L.K., Kroth, P.G., LIU, Y., Malik, S.-B., Maier, U.G., McRose, D., Mock, T., Neilson, J.A.D., Onodera, N.T., Poole, A.M., Pritham, E.J., RICHARDS, T.A., Rocap, G., Roy, S.W., Sarai, C., Schaack, S., Shirato, S., Slamovits, C.H., Spencer, D.F., Suzuki, S., Worden, A.Z., Zauner, S., Barry, K., Bell, C., Bharti, A.K., Crow, J.A., Grimwood, J., Kramer, R., Lindquist, E., Lucas, S., Salamov, A., McFadden, G.I., Lane, C.E., Keeling, P.J., Gray, M.W., Grigoriev, I.V. & Archibald, J.M. 2012. Algal genomes reveal evolutionary mosaicism and the fate of nucleomorphs. Nature, 492(7427): 59-65.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature11681 )


Debourgogne, A., GUEIDAN, C., de Hoog, S., Lozniewski, A. & Machouart, M. 2012. Comparison of two DNA sequence-based typing schemes for the Fusarium solani  Species Complex and proposal of a new consensus method. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 91(1): 65-72.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2012.07.012 )

 

Jiang, Y., Yang, J., Al-Farraj, S.A., WARREN, A. & Lin, X. 2012. Redescriptions of three tintinnid ciliates, Tintinnopsis tocantinensis, T. radix, and T. cylindrica (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea), from coastal waters off China. European Journal of Protistology, 48(4): 314-325. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2012.02.001)

 

Williams, T.A., FOSTER, P.G., Nye, T.M.W., Cox, C.J. & Embley, T.M. 2012. A congruent phylogenomic signal places eukaryotes within the Archaea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279(1749): 4870-4879. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.1795 )

 

 

PARASITES & VECTORS


Appeltans, W., Ahyong, S.T., Anderson, G., Angel, M.V., Artois, T., Bailly, N., Bamber, R., Barber, A., Bartsch, I., Berta, A., Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, M., Bock, P., BOXSHALL, G., Boyko, C.B., Brandao, S.N., BRAY, R.A., Bruce, N.L., Cairns, S.D., Chan, T.-Y., Cheng, L., Collins, A.G., Cribb, T., Curini-Galletti, M., Dandouh-Guebas, F., Davie, P.J.F., Dawson, M.N., De Clerck, O., Decock, W., De Grave, S., de Voogd, N.J., Domning, D.P., Emig, C.C., Erseus, C., Eschmeyer, W., Fauchald, K., Fautin, D.G., Feist, S.W., Fransen, C.H.J.M., Furuya, H., Garcia-Alvarez, O., Gerken, S., GIBSON, D., Gittenberger, A., Gofas, S., Gomez-Daglio, L., Gordon, D.P., Guiry, M.D., Hernandez, F., Hoeksema, B.W., Hopcroft, R.R., Jaume, D., Kirk, P., Koedam, N., Koenemann, S., Kolb, J.B., Kristensen, R.M., Kroh, A., Lambert, G., Lazarus, D.B., Lemaitre, R., Longshaw, M., Lowry, J., Macpherson, E., Madin, L.P., Mah, C., MAPSTONE, G., McLaughlin, P.A., Mees, J., Meland, K., Messing, C.G., Mills, C.E., Molodtsova, T.N., Mooi, R., Neuhaus, B., Ng, P.K.L., Nielsen, C., Norenburg, J., Opresko, D.M., Osawa, M., Paulay, G., Perrin, W., Pilger, J.F., Poore, G.C.B., Pugh, P., Read, G.B., Reimer, J.D., Rius, M., Rocha, R.M., Saiz-Salinas, J.I., Scarabino, V., Schierwater, B., Schmidt-Rhaesa, A., Schnabel, K.E., Schotte, M., Schuchert, P., Schwabe, E., Segers, H., Self-Sullivan, C., Shenkar, N., Siegel, V., Sterrer, W., Stohr, S., Swalla, B., Tasker, M.L., Thuesen, E.V., Timm, T., Todaro, M.A., Turon, X., Tyler, S., Uetz, P., van der Land, J., Vanhoorne, B., van Ofwegen, L.P., van Soest, R.W.M., Vanaverbeke, J., Walker-Smith, G., Walter, T.C., WARREN, A., Williams, G.C., Wilson, S.P. & Costello, M.J. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology, 22(23): 2189-2202. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036 )


BRAY, R.A., Foster, G.N., WAESCHENBACH, A. & LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J. 2012. The discovery of progenetic Allocreadium neotenicum Peters, 1957 (Digenea: Allocreadiidae) in water beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) in Great Britain. Zootaxa(3577): 58-70. 


Gasser, R.B., Jabbar, A., Mohandas, N., Hoglund, J., Hall, R.S., LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J. & Jex, A.R. 2012. Assessment of the genetic relationship between Dictyocaulus species from Bos taurus and Cervus elaphus using complete mitochondrial genomic datasets. Parasites & Vectors, 5: Article number 241.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-5-241 )

 

Habirov, Z., Kadamov, D., Iskandarov, F., Komilova, S., COOK, S., McALISTER, E. & HARBACH, R.E. 2012. Malaria and the Anopheles mosquitoes of Tajikistan. Journal of Vector Ecology, 37(2): 419-427.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1948-7134.2012.00246.x )


HARBACH, R.E. & Greenwalt, D. 2012. Two Eocene species of Culiseta (Diptera: Culicidae) from the Kishenehn Formation in Montana. Zootaxa(3530): 25-34. 

 


PLANTS


DYER, R.J., Savolainen, V. & SCHNEIDER, H. 2012. Apomixis and reticulate evolution in the Asplenium monanthes fern complex. Annals of Botany, 110(8): 1515-1529.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcs202 )


Nuerk, N.M., Madrinan, S., CARINE, M.A., Chase, M.W. & Blattner, F.R. 2013. Molecular phylogenetics and morphological evolution of St. John's wort (Hypericum; Hypericaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(1): 1-16.  (http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.08.022 )


ROBSON, N.K.B. 2012. Studies in the genus Hypericum L. (Hypericaceae) 9. Addenda, corrigenda, keys, lists and general discussion. Phytotaxa, 72: 1-111.

 

Wang, L., SCHNEIDER, H., Zhang, X.-C. & Xiang, Q.-P. 2012. The rise of the Himalaya enforced the diversification of SE Asian ferns by altering the monsoon regimes. Bmc Plant Biology, 12.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2229-12-210 )

 


TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES


DJERNAES, M. 2013. The sternum V glands in Lepidoptera. Acta Zoologica, 94(1): 19-34.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6395.2011.00527.x )


Habirov, Z., Kadamov, D., Iskandarov, F., Komilova, S., COOK, S., McALISTER, E. & HARBACH, R.E. 2012. Malaria and the Anopheles mosquitoes of Tajikistan. Journal of Vector Ecology, 37(2): 419-427. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1948-7134.2012.00246.x )


Hines, H.M. & WILLIAMS, P.H. 2012. Mimetic colour pattern evolution in the highly polymorphic Bombus trifasciatus (Hymenoptera: Apidae) species complex and its comimics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 166(4): 805-826.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00861.x )


MARTIN, J.H. 2012. Victor Frank Eastop (1924-2012) Obituary. Entomologist's monthly Magazine, 148(1776-1778): 155-158. 


WILLIAMS, D.J. & Malumphy, C. 2012. Mealybugs of Great Britain: a revised and updated checklist (Hemiptera: Coccoidea, Pseudococcidae). Entomologist's monthly Magazine, 148(1776-1778): 81-93. 

 


VERTEBRATES

 

ADAMSON, E.A.S., Hurwood, D.A. & Mather, P.B. 2012. Insights into historical drainage evolution based on the phylogeography of the chevron snakehead fish (Channa striata) in the Mekong Basin. Freshwater Biology, 57(11): 2211-2229. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02864.x )

 

AGORRETA, A., Dominguez-Dominguez, O., Reina, R.G., Miranda, R., Bermingham, E. & Doadrio, I. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of Pseudoxiphophorus (Teleostei: Poeciliidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(1): 80-90.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.09.010 )


BRITZ, R. & Hartel, K.E. 2012. On the synonymy of Caristius groenlandicus Jensen and Pteraclis fasciatus  Borodin (Pisces: Caristiidae). Zootaxa(3546): 85-88. 


BRITZ, R. & Johnson, G.D. 2012. Ontogeny and homology of the skeletal elements that form the sucking disc of remoras (Teleostei, Echeneoidei, Echeneidae). Journal of Morphology, 273(12): 1353-1366.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20063 )

 

GOWER, D.J., DOHERTY-BONE, T.M., Aberra, R.K., Mengistu, A., Schwaller, S., Menegon, M., de Sa, R., Saber, S.A., Cunningham, A.A. & Loader, S.P. 2012. High prevalence of the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) across multiple taxa and localities in the highlands of Ethiopia. Herpetological Journal, 22(4): 225-233.

 

GOWER, D.J., JOHNSON, K.G., Richardson, J.E., ROSEN, B.R., Ruber, L. & WILLIAMS, S.T. (eds) 2012. Biotic evolution and environmental change in Southeast Asia, i-xv, 1-475 pp.

 

PATERSON, G.L.J., Kendall, M.A., Aryuthaka, C., Evans, N.J., Monthum, Y., Jittanoon, C., CAMPBELL, P., Noble, L.R. & O'Neill, K.M. 2012. Tsunami impacts in the marine environment: review and results from studies in Thailand. Systematics Association Special Volume Series, 82: 246-269. 

 

 

SCIENCE FACILITIES


Burnham, A.D., BERRY, A.J., Wood, B.J. & Cibin, G. 2012. The oxidation states of niobium and tantalum in mantle melts. Chemical Geology, 330: 228-232.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.09.002 )


Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., RUMSEY, M.S., Dini, M., Birch, W.D., SPRATT, J., Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Jenkins, R.A. & Pinch, W.W. 2012. The heteropolymolybdate family: structural relations, nomenclature scheme and new species. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(5): 1175-1207.

 
Larner, F., Dogra, Y., DYBOWSKA, A., Fabrega, J., Stolpe, B., Bridgestock, L.J., Goodhead, R., WEISS, D.J., Moger, J., Lead, J.R., VALSAMI-JONES, E., Tyler, C.R., Galloway, T.S. & REHKAEMPER, M. 2012. Tracing Bioavailability of ZnO Nanoparticles Using Stable Isotope Labeling. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(21): 12137-12145.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es302602j )


Sharygin, V.V., Kamenetsky, V.S., ZAITSEV, A.N. & Kamenetsky, M.B. 2012. Silicate-natrocarbonatite liquid immiscibility in 1917 eruption combeite-wollastonite nephelinite, Oldoinyo Lengai Volcano, Tanzania: Melt inclusion study. Lithos, 152: 23-39.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2012.01.021 )


Turner, R.W., Siidra, O.I., Krivovichev, S.V., STANLEY, C.J. & SPRATT, J. 2012. Rumseyite, [Pb2OF]Cl, the first naturally occurring fluoroxychloride mineral with the parent crystal structure for layered lead oxychlorides. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(5): 1247-1255.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2012.076.5.11  )

 

Wozniakiewicz, P.J., Bradley, J.P., Ishii, H.A., Brownlee, D.E., KEARSLEY, A.T., Burchell, M.J. & Price, M.C. 2012. Grain sorting in cometary dust from the outer solar nebula. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 760(2): Article number L23.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/760/2/l23 )


ZAITSEV, A.N., Marks, M.A.W., Wenzel, T., SPRATT, J., Sharygin, V.V., STREKOPYTOV, S. & Markl, G. 2012. Mineralogy, geochemistry and petrology of the phonolitic to nephelinitic Sadiman volcano, Crater Highlands, Tanzania. Lithos, 152: 66-83.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2012.03.001 )

 


SCIENCE DIRECTORATE


Keith, S.A., Webb, T.J., Boehning-Gaese, K., Connolly, S.R., Dulvy, N.K., Eigenbrod, F., Jones, K.E., Price, T., Redding, D.W., OWENS, I.P.F. & Isaac, N.J.B. 2012. What is macroecology? Biology Letters, 8(6): 904-906.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.0672 )

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SEMINAR: DARWIN'S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Posted by C Lowry Jan 24, 2013

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Life Sciences Seminar

 

 

Building a Vision of Nature: The NHM as Art and Architecture

 

 

John Holmes

Reading University

 

Friday 25 of January 11:00

Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)

 

 

The NHM is not only one of the world's great natural history museums, it is also one of the most beautiful. The look of the museum reflects the vision of two eminent Victorians: the comparative anatomist Richard Owen and the architect Alfred Waterhouse. Owen and Waterhouse shared a concept of nature as the creative work of God. They sought to embody that idea in the very fabric of the building itself, in its structures, plans, materials and decorations. In this talk, John Holmes will explore the different ways in which Waterhouse's building communicates this understanding of nature, how they cohere into a single vision of the natural world, and how far they have – or have not – proven adaptable to changing understandings of the natural world over the 130 years since the museum first opened.

 

 

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Life Sciences Seminar

 

 

Meiofaunal community assessment of seamounts on the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge

 

 

Tim Ferrero

Aquatic Invertebrates, Dept. of Life Sciences, NHM

 

Wednesday 23 of January 11:00

Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)

 

 

Species biodiversity and ecological function are two of the most important biological factors that define ecosystems. Globally, the marine ecosystem, especially the deep sea, is poorly documented and the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge (SWIR) is noted as a particularly data deficient region. Seamounts on the SWIR are both numerous and diverse, extending from sub-polar waters in the SW to those beneath subtropical seas in the SE. The latitudinal range also follows a productivity gradient from relatively eutrophic in the south to relatively oligotrophic in the North. Seamounts are important as biodiversity hot spots and as models for the study of endemism and speciation in the deep sea. They are also vulnerable to on-going pressure from the fishing industry and the new threat of mineral mining. Therefore the study of seamount fauna provides an excellent opportunity to explore the role of diversity drivers such as primary production and disturbance, both anthropogenic (fishing) and natural (hydrodynamic regime), together with factors such as temperature, depth and oxygen concentration. Deep water coral systems, often found on seamount systems, represent significant biogenic structuring and an understanding of their role in creation of habitat complexity and maintenance of biodiversity is crucial in developing conservation strategies. Nematodes are poorly known from seamounts but have the potential to provide important information on how disturbance and productivity affect seamount infaunal communities. Our study aims to provide an assessment of nematode community assemblages from the same depth across the SWIR seamounts and thus across a productivity gradient, using both morphological and molecular techniques in order to determine the extent to which disturbance and productivity gradients affect nematode assemblages. We also assess biogeographic patterns of nematodes across the SWIR and the role of biogenic habitat complexity.

 

 

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Unfortunately this seminar has had to be CANCELLED

    A Natural History Museum EARTH SCIENCES Special seminar :

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THE UNIVERSE WITHIN

A Scientific Adventure

 

 

By Neil Shubin

(Dept. of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago)

 

 

A thrilling journey, spanning all of time from the Big Bang to today, which reveals the deep connections between the

cosmos and the human body.

 

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On January 29th at 4 pm in the Flett theatre of

the Natural History Museum.

 

 

Nibbles and drinks will be served afterwards.

 

 

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Life Sciences Seminar

 

 

The Soul of the Collection: Key Developments in the Documentation of the British Museum’s Bird Collection, 1753 to 1909

 

 

Robert Prys-Jones

Vertebrates, Dept. of Life Sciences, NHM

 

Wednesday 16 of January 11:00

Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)

 

 

In response to years of perceived mismanagement, in 1835 a Parliamentary Select Committee was set up to investigate “the condition, management and affairs of the British Museum”. A central concern of the inquiry was the question of documentation of specimens in the museum’s possession and the communication of information concerning them to both the general public and interested specialists. Evidence presented suggested this had been flawed since the BM’s inception, and the committee recommended that design and implementation of an improved system be treated as a matter of urgency. This presentation will analyse the nature of the problems that had arisen and the steps that were subsequently taken to address them, which culminated in the production of the extraordinary 27-volume Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum, 1874-1898, applauded at the time as a production of exceptional importance and still a key resource in museum ornithology.

 

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