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Tuesday 23rd October
Neil Chalmers Seminar Room (DC2. LG16), 11:00

 

Biodiversity through Time – Why Understanding the Rock Record Matters

Dr Andrew SMITH, Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum

This seminar is part of the new MRes course jointly organised by UCL, the NHM and the IoZ. Although this is primarily for the benefit of the MRes students, if you would like to attend, please feel free to do so. 

 

 

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

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Recent Publications

Posted by C Lowry Oct 10, 2012

Publications for the previous 4 weeks (Search done 4th October)

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

EARTH SCIENCES

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY

Jimeno-Romero, A., BERHANU, D., Reip, P., Oron, M., Gilliland, D., VALSAMI-JONES, E., Cajaraville, M.P., Warley, A., Marigomez, I. & Soto, M. 2012. Down the rabbit hole: Subcellular localization and x-ray microanalysis of a set of metallic nanoparticles in mussels. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 163(1): S23-S24.  [Abstract]

Jimeno-Romero, A., BERHANU, D., VALSAMI-JONES, E., Reip, P., Cajaraville, M.P., Warley, A., Marigomez, I. & Soto, M. 2012. Cell and tissue level biomarkers, bioaccumulation and subcellular localization of CuO nanoparticles in mussels. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 163(1): S11-S11.  [Abstract]

Katsumiti, A., BERHANU, D., VALSAMI-JONES, E., Gilliland, D., Oron, M., Reip, P. & Cajaraville, M.P. 2012. Screening of cytotoxicity effects of different metal bearing nanoparticles on mussel hemocytes and gill cells in vitro. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 163(1): S25-S25.  [Abstract]

KHAN, F.R., MISRA, S.K., GARCIA-ALONSO, J., SMITH, B.D., STREKOPYTOV, S., RAINBOW, P.S., LUOMA, S.N. & VALSAMI-JONES, E. 2012. Bioaccumulation Dynamics and Modeling in an Estuarine Invertebrate Following Aqueous Exposure to Nanosized and Dissolved Silver. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(14): 7621-7628. 

Maslennikov, V.V., Ayupova, N.R., HERRINGTON, R.J., Danyushevskiy, L.V. & Large, R.R. 2012. Ferruginous and manganiferous haloes around massive sulphide deposits of the Urals. Ore Geology Reviews, 47: 5-41. 

Turner, R., Siidra, O.I., RUMSEY, M.S., Krivovichev, S.V., STANLEY, C.J. & SPRATT, J. 2012. Hereroite and vladkrivovichevite: two novel lead oxychlorides from the Kombat mine, Namibia. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(4): 883-890

Vicario-Pares, U., Lacave, J.M., Retuerto, A., BERHANU, D., VALSAMI-JONES, E., Oron, M., Reip, P., Gilliland, D., Cajaraville, M.P. & Orbea, A. 2012. Developmental toxicity of metal bearing nanoparticles (NPs) on zebrafish embryos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 163(1): S57-S58.  [Abstract]

 

 

INVERTEBRATES AND PLANTS

Friedman, M. & JOHANSON, Z. 2012. †Opisthomyzon glaronensis (Wettstein, 1886) (Acanthomorpha, †Opisthomyzonidae), a junior synonym of †Uropteryx elongatus Agassiz, 1844. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32(5): 1202-1206. 

Vahtera, V., EDGECOMBE, G.D. & Giribet, G. 2012. Spiracle structure in scolopendromorph centipedes (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha) and its contribution to phylogenetics. Zoomorphology, 131(3): 225-248. 

MINERAL AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

Abernethy, F.A.J., Verchovsky, A.B., Anand, M., Franchi, I.A. & GRADY, M.M. 2012. A trapped nitrogen component in angrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A36-A36.  [Abstract]

Alexander, C.M.O., Bowden, R., Fogel, M.L., HOWARD, K.T., Herd, C.D.K. & Nittler, L.R. 2012. The Provenances of Asteroids, and Their Contributions to the Volatile Inventories of the Terrestrial Planets. Science, 337(6095): 721-723. 

BERRY, A.J., SCHOFIELD, P.F., DOYLE, P.M., Knight, K.S., Mosselmans, J.F.W., Walker, A.M., Seymour, V.R. & Ashbrook, S.E. 2012. The oxidation state of titanium in hibonite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A67-A67.    [Abstract]

GISCARD, M.D., Hammond, S.J., Bland, P.A., Benedix, G.K., Rogers, N.W., RUSSELL, S.S., Genge, M.J. & Rehkamper, M. 2012. Trace element composition of metal and sulphides in iron meteorites determined using ICP-MS. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A149-A149.  [Abstract]

HUNT, A.C., Benedix, G.K., Hammond, S. & Bland, P.A. 2012. Constraining the precursor composition of the winonaite parent body using geochemical data. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A204-A204.  [Abstract]

Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., RUMSEY, M.S., SPRATT, J. & Favreau, G. 2012. The crystal structure determination and redefinition of matulaite, Fe3+Al7(PO4)4(PO3OH)2(OH)8(H2O)8•8H2O. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(3): 517-534. 

Kleppe, A.K., WELCH, M.D., Crichton, W.A. & Jephcoat, A.P. 2012. Phase transitions in hydroxide perovskites: a Raman spectroscopic study of stottite, FeGe(OH)6, to 21 GPa. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(4): 949-962. 

LAI, Y.J., von Strandmann, P., Elliott, T., RUSSELL, S.S. & Brooker, R.A. 2012. Magnesium stable isotope composition of the earth and chondrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A235-A235.  [Abstract]

Nestola, F., Pasqual, D., WELCH, M.D. & Oberti, R. 2012. The effects of composition upon the high-pressure behaviour of amphiboles: compression of gedrite to 7 GPa and a comparison with anthophyllite and proto-amphibole. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(4): 987-995. 

SMITH, C.L. & AHMED, F. 2012. X-ray microtomography of the Tissint Martian Meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A352-A352.  [Abstract]

SMITH, C.L., KEARSLEY, A.T., Bermingham, K.R., Deacon, G.L., Kurahashi, E., Franchi, I.A. & Bevan, A.W.R. 2012. Lynch 002: A New Lunar Meteorite From The Nullarbor Desert, Western Australia. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A353-A353.  [Abstract]

STEPHEN, N.R., Genge, M. & RUSSELL, S. 2012. The Tissint Meteorite: A Pristine And Unique Sample Of The Martian Sub-Surface? Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A359-A359.  [Abstract]

Tomkinson, T., Lee, M.R., Mark, D.F., Stuart, F.M. & SMITH, C.L. 2012. Shock Enhanced Dissolution Of Olivine In The Martian Crust - Evidence From The Nakhla Meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A380-A380.  [Abstract]

Towner, M.C., Bland, P.A., Spurny, P., BENEDIX, G.K., Dyl, K., Bevan, A.W.R. & Vaughan, D. 2012. Towards A Digital Desert Fireball Network For Meteorite Recovery. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A382-A382.  [Abstract]

Turner, R., Siidra, O.I., RUMSEY, M.S., Krivovichev, S.V., STANLEY, C.J. & SPRATT, J. 2012. Hereroite and vladkrivovichevite: two novel lead oxychlorides from the Kombat mine, Namibia. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(4): 883-890. 

Wright, I.P., Abernethy, F.A.J., Verchovsky, A.B. & GRADY, M.M. 2012. Carbon And Nitrogen Systematics Of The Tissint Meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A416-A416.  [Abstract]

 

VERTEBRATES, ANTHROPOLOGY & MICROPALAEONTOLOGY

Lowe, J., Barton, N., Blockley, S., Ramsey, C.B., Cullen, V.L., Davies, W., Gamble, C., Grant, K., Hardiman, M., Housley, R., Lane, C.S., Lee, S., LEWIS, M., MacLeod, A., Menzies, M., Muller, W., Pollard, M., Price, C., Roberts, A.P., Rohling, E.J., Satow, C., Smith, V.C., STRINGER, C.B., Tomlinson, E.L., White, D., Albert, P., Arienzo, I., Barker, G., Boric, S., Carandente, A., Civetta, L., Ferrier, C., Guadelli, J.L., Karkanas, P., Koumouzelis, M., Muller, U.C., Orsi, G., Pross, J., Rosi, M., Shalamanov-Korobar, L., Sirakov, N. & Tzedakis, P.C. 2012. Volcanic ash layers illuminate the resilience of Neanderthals and early modern humans to natural hazards. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(34): 13532-13537. 

YOUNG, M.T., Rayfield, E.J., Holliday, C.M., Witmer, L.M., Button, D.J., Upchurch, P. & BARRETT, P.M. 2012. Cranial biomechanics of Diplodocus (Dinosauria, Sauropoda): testing hypotheses of feeding behaviour in an extinct megaherbivore. Naturwissenschaften, 99(8): 637-643. 

 

 

 

LIFE SCIENCES 

 

AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES

KHAN, F.R., MISRA, S.K., GARCIA-ALONSO, J., SMITH, B.D., STREKOPYTOV, S., RAINBOW, P.S., LUOMA, S.N. & VALSAMI-JONES, E. 2012. Bioaccumulation Dynamics and Modeling in an Estuarine Invertebrate Following Aqueous Exposure to Nanosized and Dissolved Silver. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(14): 7621-7628.

Kim, I.H. & HUYS, R. 2012. Sabelliphilidae (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) associated with the tube anemone Pachycerianthus maua (Carlgren) and the horseshoe worm Phoronis australis Haswell off New Caledonia. Systematic Parasitology, 83(1): 51-64. 

Law, R.J., Barry, J., Barber, J.L., Bersuder, P., Deaville, R., Reid, R.J., Brownlow, A., Penrose, R., Barnett, J., Loveridge, J., SMITH, B. & Jepson, P.D. 2012. Contaminants in cetaceans from UK waters: Status as assessed within the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme from 1990 to 2008. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64(7): 1485-1494. 

Sharma, P.P., Gonzalez, V.L., Kawauchi, G.Y., Andrade, S.C.S., Guzman, A., Collins, T.M., GLOVER, E.A., Harper, E.M., Healy, J.M., Mikkelsen, P.M., TAYLOR, J.D., Bieler, R. & Giribet, G. 2012. Phylogenetic analysis of four nuclear protein-encoding genes largely corroborates the traditional classification of Bivalvia (Mollusca). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 65(1): 64-74. 

Suarez-Morales, E. & BOXSHALL, G.A. 2012. A new species of Sabellacheres  M. Sars, 1862 (Copepoda: Gastrodelphyidae) from a deep-water benthic polychaete in Antarctic waters, with a key to the species of the genus. Systematic Parasitology, 83(1): 65-75. 

WOODALL, L.C., Jones, R., Zimmerman, B., Guillaume, S., Stubbington, T., SHAW, P. & Koldewey, H.J. 2012. Partial fin-clipping as an effective tool for tissue sampling seahorses, Hippocampus spp. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 92(6): 1427-1432. 

 

 

GENOMIC AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY

BERGSTEN, J., Bilton, D., FUJISAWA, T., ELLIOTT, M., Monaghan, M., Balke, M., Hendrich, L., Geijer, J., Herrmann, J., Foster, G., Ribera, I., Nilsson, A., Barraclough, T. & VOGLER, A. 2012. The Effect of Geographical Scale of Sampling on DNA Barcoding. Systematic Biology, 61(5): 851-869. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/sys037  

Gomes, D.F., Caldas, O., da Silva, E.M., Gell, P.A. & WILLIAMS, D.M. 2012. Father Zimmermann (1871-1950): the first Brazilian diatomist. Diatom Research, 27(3): 177-188. 

MURRIA, C., Bonada, N., Arnedo, M.A., Zamora-Munoz, C., Prat, N. & VOGLER, A.P. 2012. Phylogenetic and ecological structure of Mediterranean caddisfly communities at various spatio-temporal scales. Journal of Biogeography, 39(9): 1621-1632. 

PARASITES & VECTORS

BRAY, R.A. & Justine, J.L. 2012. Further reports of Acanthocolpidae Luhe, 1906 (Digenea) from fishes off New Caledonia, with descriptions of two new species. Systematic Parasitology, 83(1): 39-50. 

BRAY, R.A. & Justine, J.L. 2012. A review of the Lepocreadiidae (Digenea, Lepocreadioidea) from fishes of the waters around New Caledonia. Acta Parasitologica, 57(3): 247-272. 

HARBACH, R.E., KITCHING, I.J., CULVERWELL, C.L., DUBOIS, J. & LINTON, Y.M. 2012. Phylogeny of mosquitoes of tribe Culicini (Diptera: Culicidae) based on morphological diversity. Zoologica Scripta, 41(5): 499-514. 

Parreira, R., COOK, S., Lopes, A., de Matos, A.P., de Almeida, A.P.G., Piedade, J. & Esteves, A. 2012. Genetic characterization of an insect-specific flavivirus isolated from Culex theileri mosquitoes collected in southern Portugal. Virus Research, 167(2): 152-161. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2012.04.010

Poddubnaya, L.G., Brunanska, M., Swiderski, Z. & GIBSON, D.I. 2012. Ultrastructure of the vitellarium in the digeneans Phyllodistomum angulatum (Plagiorchiida, Gorgoderidae) and Azygia lucii (Strigeida, Azygiidae). Acta Parasitologica, 57(3): 235-246. 

Stevenson, J., St Laurent, B., Lobo, N.F., Cooke, M.K., Kahindi, S.C., Oriango, R.M., HARBACH, R.E., Cox, J. & Drakeley, C. 2012. Novel Vectors of Malaria Parasites in the Western Highlands of Kenya. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(9): 1547-1549. 

Tchuente, L.A.T., Fouodo, C.J.K., Ngassam, R.I.K., Sumo, L., Noumedem, C.D., Kenfack, C.M., Gipwe, N.F., Nana, E.D., Stothard, J.R. & ROLLINSON, D. 2012. Evaluation of Circulating Cathodic Antigen (CCA) Urine-Tests for Diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni Infection in Cameroon. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6(7). 

WARDHANA, A.H., HALL, M.J.R., MAHAMDALLIE, S.S., Cameron, M.M. & READY, P.D. 2012. Phylogenetics of the Old World screwworm fly and its significance for planning control and monitoring invasions in Asia. International Journal for Parasitology, 42(8): 729-738. 

 

 

PLANTS

Agudo, J.A.S., Martinez-Ortega, M.M., CAFFERTY, S. & Rico, E. 2012. A contribution toward clarifying the nomenclature of Veronica L. (Plantaginaceae). Taxon, 61(4): 867-870. 

HAWKSWORTH, D.L. 2012. Global species numbers of fungi: are tropical studies and molecular approaches contributing to a more robust estimate? Biodiversity and Conservation, 21(9): 2425-2433. 

Iamonico, D. & JARVIS, C.E. 2012. Lectotypification of two Linnaean names in Chenopodium L. (Chenopodiaceae). Taxon, 61(4): 864-865. 

 

 

TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES

HARBACH, R.E., KITCHING, I.J., CULVERWELL, C.L., DUBOIS, J. & LINTON, Y.M. 2012. Phylogeny of mosquitoes of tribe Culicini (Diptera: Culicidae) based on morphological diversity. Zoologica Scripta, 41(5): 499-514. 

PONT, A.C. 2012. Distribution records of Helina Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera: Muscidae) from the Caucasus Mountains, with the descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa(3409): 30-46. 

 

 

VERTEBRATES

KHAN, F.R., MISRA, S.K., GARCIA-ALONSO, J., SMITH, B.D., STREKOPYTOV, S., RAINBOW, P.S., LUOMA, S.N. & VALSAMI-JONES, E. 2012. Bioaccumulation Dynamics and Modeling in an Estuarine Invertebrate Following Aqueous Exposure to Nanosized and Dissolved Silver. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(14): 7621-7628. 

Rodel, M.O., DOHERTY-BONE, T., Kouete, M.T., Janzen, P., Garrett, K., Browne, R., Gonwouo, N.L., Barej, M.F. & Sandberger, L. 2012. A new small Phrynobatrachus (Amphibia: Anura: Phrynobatrachidae) from southern Cameroon. Zootaxa(3431): 54-68. 

 

 

SCIENCE FACILITIES

 

IAC

Floss, C., Stadermann, F.J., KEARSLEY, A.T. & Burchell, M.J. 2012. Presolar grain abundances in 81P/Wild 2. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A130-A130.  [Abstract]

GISCARD, M.D., Hammond, S.J., Bland, P.A., Benedix, G.K., Rogers, N.W., RUSSELL, S.S., Genge, M.J. & Rehkamper, M. 2012. Trace element composition of metal and sulphides in iron meteorites determined using ICP-MS. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A149-A149.  [Abstract]

Henkel, T., Price, M.C., Cole, M.J., Burchell, M.J., Lyon, I.C. & KEARSLEY, A.T. 2012. Understanding the modification of organic chemistry by impact at 6 km/s onto Al-Foil. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A176-A176.  [Abstract]

Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., RUMSEY, M.S., SPRATT, J. & Favreau, G. 2012. The crystal structure determination and redefinition of matulaite, Fe3+Al7(PO4)4(PO3OH)2(OH)8(H2O)8•8H2O. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(3): 517-534. 

KHAN, F.R., MISRA, S.K., GARCIA-ALONSO, J., SMITH, B.D., STREKOPYTOV, S., RAINBOW, P.S., LUOMA, S.N. & VALSAMI-JONES, E. 2012. Bioaccumulation Dynamics and Modeling in an Estuarine Invertebrate Following Aqueous Exposure to Nanosized and Dissolved Silver. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(14): 7621-7628. 

Martin, R.S., Sawyer, G.M., Day, J.A., LE BLOND, J.S., Ilyinskaya, E. & Oppenheimer, C. 2012. High-resolution size distributions and emission fluxes of trace elements from Masaya volcano, Nicaragua. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 117

SMITH, C.L. & AHMED, F. 2012. X-ray microtomography of the Tissint Martian Meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A352-A352.  [Abstract]

SMITH, C.L., KEARSLEY, A.T., Bermingham, K.R., Deacon, G.L., Kurahashi, E., Franchi, I.A. & Bevan, A.W.R. 2012. Lynch 002: A New Lunar Meteorite From The Nullarbor Desert, Western Australia. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47: A353-A353.  [Abstract]

Turner, R., Siidra, O.I., RUMSEY, M.S., Krivovichev, S.V., STANLEY, C.J. & SPRATT, J. 2012. Hereroite and vladkrivovichevite: two novel lead oxychlorides from the Kombat mine, Namibia. Mineralogical Magazine, 76(4): 883-890. 

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Palaeontology Seminar

Thursday 4th October
Neil Chalmers Seminar Room, DC2, 16:00

A star performance from a fossil show: Terminaster megaungulus, a new species of forcipulatid Asteroid from the Lower Cretaceous (Aptian) of Morocco and its significance

 

 

Dr. Timothy A. M. Ewin, Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum

 

Since 2011, staff from the palaeontological section of The Natural History Museum, have joined their mineralogical counterparts at commercial mineral and fossil shows. It was at the Munich 2011 show that 11 blocks containing over 40 articulated starfish specimens, from the Lower Cretaceous of Agadir, Morocco, were purchased.

 

Articulated fossil starfish are rare but vital for classification and elucidating higher taxonomy. As such, any new material is of significance. Furthermore, the phylogeny of post Palaeozoic asteroids is controversial, with two competing hypothesis as to the position of the extant orders Forcipulatida and Paxillosida. Which have both been regarded as either basal or derived. The material has enabled the description of a new species, Terminaster megaungulus n. sp., which was classified as the second member of the recently erected family Terminasteridae Gale 2012. The position of the Terminasteridae has been controversial, however the new material supports a stem-ward position of this family within the Forcipulatida. Furthermore, this material will provide vital new characters (particularly the pedicellaria) to inform the position of the Order Forcipulatida within post Palaeozoic Asteroids. This discovery also greatly expands the stratigraphical and geographical range of this characteristic family.

 

This project is therefore a great example of the type of significant material that can be purchased at these shows and how advantageous it is for The Natural History Museum to be involved.

 

 

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

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Zoology Seminar

Fixed, free and fixed: the fickle phylogeny and fascinating ecology of extant Crinoidea

 

Charles G. MESSING
Oceanographic Center, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL, USA

 

WEDNESDAY 19th September, 12pm

Neil Chalmers Science Seminar Room (DC.LG16)

 

Recent morphological, molecular and field research has substantially expanded and altered understanding of this least-known class of living echinoderms. New molecular phylogenies have confirmed some groups and upended the classification of others, e.g., some stalked taxa have apparently arisen from within the "unstalked" comatulid feather stars. Character analysis and taxonomy are both in for major overhauls. Field research is revealing often unexpected insights into crinoid biology, ecology and taphonomy, e.g., stalk growth rates of up to 17 cm/y, predation by other echinoderms, and completely novel morphologies. Although recent work has eliminated many synonyms, the number of taxa has continued to increase, e.g., the number of species in one deep-sea family tripled in the last 15 years, while one 10-day submersible expedition in the Bahamas in 2009 added four new crinoid species, increasing the tropical western Atlantic fauna by 7%. One of these exhibits a feature previously unknown in any crinoid, living or fossil. Though placed within a known genus, its unique character, perhaps the result of a mutation or duplication in a genetic control switch, may represent the potential foundation of a new lineage and a wellspring of future crinoid diversification.

 

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

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Recent Publications

Posted by C Lowry Sep 13, 2012

Publications for the previous 4 to 5 weeks (Search done 4-6th September)

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

EARTH SCIENCES

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY

 

Ferrat, M., WEISS, D.J., SPIRO, B. & Large, D. 2012. The inorganic geochemistry of a peat deposit on the eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and insights into changing atmospheric circulation in central Asia during the Holocene. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 91: 7-31. 

 

INVERTEBRATES AND PLANTS

 

Esteve, J., Sundberg, F.A., ZAMORA, S. & Gozalo, R. 2012. A new Alokistocaridae Resser, 1939 (Trilobita) from the middle Cambrian of Spain. Geobios, 45(3): 275-283. 

SENDINO, C., TAYLOR, P.D. & Van Iten, H. 2012. Metaconularia? pyramidata (Bronn, 1837): a scyphozoan from the Ordovician of Normandy, France, recorded for the first time as a reworked fossil in the Triassic of Devon, England. Geodiversitas, 34(2): 283-296. 

SOOKIAS, R.B., Benson, R.B.J. & Butler, R.J. 2012. Biology, not environment, drives major patterns in maximum tetrapod body size through time. Biology Letters, 8(4): 674-677. 

Womack, T., Slater, B.J., STEVENS, L.G., Anderson, L.I. & Hilton, J. 2012. First cladoceran fossils from the Carboniferous: Palaeoenvironmental and evolutionary implications. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 344: 39-48. 

ZAMORA, S. 2012. The first Furongian (late Cambrian) echinoderm from the British Isles. Geological Magazine, 149(5): 940-943. 

MINERAL AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

MORLOK, A., Koike, C., Tomeoka, K., Mason, A., Lisse, C., Anand, M. & Grady, M. 2012. Mid-infrared spectra of differentiated meteorites (achondrites): Comparison with astronomical observations of dust in protoplanetary and debris disks. Icarus, 219(1): 48-56. 

 

VERTEBRATES, ANTHROPOLOGY & MICROPALAEONTOLOGY

Bridgland, D.R., Westaway, R., Abou Romieh, M., Candy, I., Daoud, M., Demir, T., Galiatsatos, N., Schreve, D.C., Seyrek, A., Shaw, A.D., White, T.S. & WHITTAKER, J. 2012. The River Orontes in Syria and Turkey: Downstream variation of fluvial archives in different crustal blocks. Geomorphology, 165: 25-49. 

 

 

LIFE SCIENCES 

 

AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES

BOXSHALL, G.A. & Jaume, D. 2012. Centropages orsinii Giesbrecht, 1889 (Copepoda, Calanoida, Centropagidae) from an anchialine cave in Vanuatu. Zoosystema, 34(2): 377-387. 

Rugenski, A.T., MURRIA, C. & Whiles, M.R. 2012. Tadpoles enhance microbial activity and leaf decomposition in a neotropical headwater stream. Freshwater Biology, 57(9): 1904-1913. 

 

 

GENOMIC AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY

RINKEL, B.E., Hayes, P., GUEIDAN, C. & BRODIE, J. 2012. A molecular phylogeny of acrochaete and other endophytic green algae (Ulvales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology, 48(4): 1020-1027. 

 

PARASITES & VECTORS

Jia, W.Z., Yan, H.B., Lou, Z.Z., Ni, X.W., Dyachenko, V., Li, H.M. & LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J. 2012. Mitochondrial genes and genomes support a cryptic species of tapeworm within Taenia taeniaeformis. Acta Tropica, 123(3): 154-163.  doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.04.006. 

WAESCHENBACH, A., Porter, J.S. & Hughes, R.N. 2012. Molecular variability in the Celleporella hyalina (Bryozoa; Cheilostomata) species complex: evidence for cryptic speciation from complete mitochondrial genomes. Molecular Biology Reports, 39(9): 8601-8614. 

 

TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES

ANGUS, R.B., Edwards, D.B., Luque, C.G. & Labrada, L. 2012. A chromosomal investigation of some European Leiodidae (Coleoptera), with particular focus on Spanish subterranean Leptodirini. Comparative Cytogenetics, 6(2): 127-139. 

Beck, J., HOLLOWAY, J.D., Khen, C.V. & KITCHING, I.J. 2012. Diversity Partitioning Confirms the Importance of Beta Components in Tropical Rainforest Lepidoptera. American Naturalist, 180(3): E64-E74. 

CAMERON, R.A.D., Pokryszko, B.M. & Martins, A.M.F. 2012. Land snail faunas on Santa Maria (Azores): local diversity in an old, isolated and disturbed island. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 78: 268-274. 

Fikacek, M., Prokin, A., ANGUS, R.B., Ponomarenko, A., Yue, Y.L., Ren, D. & Prokop, J. 2012. Revision of Mesozoic fossils of the helophorid lineage of the superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 52(1): 89-127. 

Han, H.X., GALSWORTHY, A.C. & Xue, D. 2012. The Comibaenini of China (Geometridae: Geometrinae), with a review of the tribe. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 165(4): 723-772. 

Johnson, S.D., Jurgens, A. & KUHLMANN, M. 2012. Pollination function transferred: modified tepals of Albuca (Hyacinthaceae) serve as secondary stigmas. Annals of Botany, 110(3): 565-572.

SIMONSEN, T.J., de Jong, R., Heikkila, M. & Kaila, L. 2012. Butterfly morphology in a molecular age - Does it still matter in butterfly systematics? Arthropod Structure & Development, 41(4): 307-322.

 

VERTEBRATES

BRITZ, R., Ali, A. & Raghavan, R. 2012. Pangio ammophila, a new species of eel-loach from Karnataka, southern India (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 23(1): 45-50. 

Dang, F., RAINBOW, P.S. & Wang, W.X. 2012. Dietary toxicity of field-contaminated invertebrates to marine fish: Effects of metal doses and subcellular metal distribution. Aquatic Toxicology, 120: 1-10.

 

 

SCIENCE FACILITIES

 

Ferrat, M., WEISS, D.J., SPIRO, B. & Large, D. 2012. The inorganic geochemistry of a peat deposit on the eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and insights into changing atmospheric circulation in central Asia during the Holocene. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 91: 7-31. 

PEG

Turnhout, E., BLOOMFIELD, B., Hulme, M., Vogel, J. & Wynne, B. 2012. Listen to the voices of experience. Nature, 488(7412): 454-455. 

 

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BRITISH PHYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Diamond Jubilee

 

60th anniversary meeting of the British Phycological Society

Wednesday the 12th September 2012

Natural History Museum

Flett Theatre

Brit Phy.bmp

 

 

There is a varied and exciting programme with speakers who will demonstrate the immense important of algae and their influence of life on Earth.   The impact they are having today will also be explored in a live debate on the use of algae as a source of biofuels, where you will be able to join in.  The programme will also show how algae have provided inspiration for art and will include an exhibition of the winning and short-listed photographs of the Hilda Canter-Lund award.  Phycology would not be phycology without its phycologists and this will be reflected through the hidden truth of the phycology of Kent and phycologists in conversation. 

 

 

 

Programme

 

 

10.15               Refreshments

 

10.45               Launch

 

11.00               Prof. Paul Falkowski (Rutgers University)

                       The role of algae in the global cycle of carbon.

 

12.00               Prof. John Allen (Queen Mary, University of London)

                       Photosynthesis requires cytoplasmic inheritance.

 

13.00               Lunch

 

14.00               Prof. Joanna Verran (Manchester Metropolitan University)

                       Algal aesthetics: encouraging engagement through art.

 

14.30               Applied Phycology Debate

                       Prof. Mike Cowling (The Crown Estate) and Steve Skill (Plymouth

                         Marine Laboratory)

                       Are macroalgae or microalgae the biofuels of the future?

 

15.30               Tea

 

16.00               Ian Tittley (Natural History Museum)

                       Four centuries of seaweed study in Kent: the hidden truth.

 

16.30               An illustrated history of the Society and its people:

                       famous members in conversation.

 

 

 

 

To Register,  and for further details and abstracts use the following link: http://www.brphycsoc.org/meetings.lasso

 

 

Please note that everyone is welcome.  You do not have to be a member of the British Phycological Society to attend.

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Special Earth Science Department Seminar

 

Speculations on Two Open Problems in Morphometrics:

Random Walks and Biomechanical Strain Analysis

 

Prof. Fred L. Bookstein*

 

Department of Anthropology

University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

 

Department of Statistics

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

 

 

20 September 2012, 16:00

Neil Chalmers Seminar Room, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London

 

 

The example of morphometrics shows us that a continual refocusing of the empirical context of a method

may sometimes be a creative intellectual act, extending and clarifying the range of domains to which the

biometric imagination can contribute. In this presentation, I sketch two little-explored arcs of morphometric’s

conceptual boundary along which it may be just the right time for a collective exploration of new possibilities

with new colleagues.

 

1. Random Walk as a Null Model for Morphometric Time-Series (Paleobiology, in press)

The more interesting the process that creates your principal components, the less likely that their scatters will

look like the ellipsoids the Gaussian model has induced you to expect. Since evolution is our most interesting

biological process, principal components may be particularly ripe for an alternative interpretation when

applied to time series of fossil forms.

 

2. Form and Function in the 21st Century: The Relation Between Geometric Morphometrics and Finite-

Element Analysis (Biological Theory, in press)

Material deformations shatter the overwhelming formal symmetries of the Procrustes approach to biometric

shape comparison. Hence principal components of Procrustes shape coordinates are not an automatic

machine for the understanding of biomechanical strain or finite-element analysis. This presentation will

diagnose the problem and offer a possibly helpful workaround.

 

 

 

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

 

* Biometer, statistical scientist and applied mathematician, F. L. Bookstein, along with important contributions by David

Kendall, Colin Goodall, Kanti Mardia and others, was the principal creator of geometric morphometrics, a new specialty

that combines the disciplines of geometry, computer science, and mathematical biology with multivariate statistics to

create tools and techniques to support the analysis of biological shape differences. Bookstein’s many conceptual and

computational innovations are being applied broadly today across evolutionary and developmental biology, paleontology,

anthropology, computer vision, medical imaging, and cognitive neuroimaging.

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Palaeontology Seminar

 

The evolution of quadrupedalism in ornithischian dinosaurs

 

Dr Susannah C. R. Maidment,

Department of Earth Science and Engineering,

Imperial College

London

 

Thursday 6th September
Neil Chalmers Seminar Room, DC2, 15:00

 

  

 

The most primitive ornithischian (bird-hipped) dinosaurs were bipedal (two-legged), but they radiated into a diversity of quadrupedal (four-legged) and bipedal forms. Quadrupedalism evolved in three major ornithischian lineages independently. Outside of Ornithischia, the reversion to quadrupedalism from bipedal ancestors has only occurred on two other occasions in the whole of tetrapod evolution (in the silesaurid dinosauriforms and the sauropodomorph saurischian dinosaurs); thus examination of the convergent acquisition of this stance in ornithischians is warranted. We use a diversity of techniques to investigate how and why multiple clades of ornithischian dinosaurs evolved quadrupedal locomotion. Muscle reconstruction suggests that quadrupedal ornithischians adopted a variety of different stances. Disparity in limb scaling between clades could be due to clade-specific behaviours. Anatomical features related to the evolution of quadrupedalism do not appear to have been acquired in the same order in all lineages, and mosaic character evolution in ornithopods suggests multiple independent acquisitions of quadrupedalism in the clade. Moment arm modelling suggests a more columnar hind limb in stance phase and loss of femoral rotation as a form of lateral limb support in quadrupedal ornithischians, and a wide-gauged stance in thyreophorans and ceratopsids. Centre of mass modelling indicates that ceratopsids may have evolved quadrupedalism due to the development of large heads, frills and horns as display structures. However, thyreophorans did not become quadrupedal as a result of development of hypertrophied dermal armour. Overall, quadrupedal ornithischians display a previously unrealised diversity in stance and locomotor mode, and do not appear to have been significantly constrained in their style of locomotion by their bipedal ancestry.

 

 

 

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

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Posted by C Lowry Aug 8, 2012

Publications for the previous 4 weeks (Search done 7th August)

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. 2012. Clay crystal-chemical adaptability and transformation mechanisms. Clay Minerals, 47(2): 147-164. 

Pan, J.F., Buffet, P.E., Poirier, L., Amiard-Triquet, C., Gilliland, D., Joubert, Y., Pilet, P., Guibbolini, M., de Faverney, C.R., Romeo, M., VALSAMI-JONES, E. & Mouneyrac, C. 2012. Size dependent bioaccumulation and ecotoxicity of gold nanoparticles in an endobenthic invertebrate: The Tellinid clam Scrobicularia plana. Environmental Pollution, 168: 37-43. 

INVERTEBRATES AND PLANTS

Stone, P. & RUSHTON, A.W.A. 2012. The pedigree and influence of fossil collections from the Falkland Islands: From Charles Darwin to continental drift. Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 123(3): 520-532. 

David, J., Garrity, G.M., Greuter, W., HAWKSWORTH, D.L., Jahn, R., Kirk, P.M., McNeill, J., Michel, E., KNAPP, S., Patterson, D.J., Tindall, B.J., TODD, J.A., van Tol, J. & Turland, N.J. 2012. Biological nomenclature terms for facilitating communication in the naming of organisms. Zookeys(192): 67-72. 

 

VERTEBRATES, ANTHROPOLOGY & MICROPALAEONTOLOGY

Allsworth-Jones, P., Oyelaran, P.A., STRINGER, C. & COMPTON, T. 2012. Itaakpa, a Late Stone Age site in southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Field Archaeology, 37(3): 163-177. 

BOURDON, E. & Cappetta, H. 2012. Pseudo-toothed birds (Aves, Odontopterygiformes) from the Eocene phosphate deposits of Togo, Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32(4): 965-970. 

DUFFIN, C.J. 2012. A Survey of Birds and Fabulous Stones. Folklore, 123(2): 179-197. 

Edwards, D., Morris, J.L., RICHARDSON, J.B., Axe, L. & Davies, K.L. 2012. Notes on sporangia and spore masses containing tetrads or monads from the Lower Devonian (Lochkovian) of the Welsh Borderland, UK. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 179: 56-85. 

HERRIDGE, V.L. & LISTER, A.M. 2012. Extreme insular dwarfism evolved in a mammoth. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279(1741): 3193-3200. 

Higham, T., Basell, L., JACOBI, R., Wood, R., Ramsey, C.B. & Conard, N.J. 2012. Testing models for the beginnings of the Aurignacian and the advent of figurative art and music: The radiocarbon chronology of Geissenklosterle. Journal of Human Evolution, 62(6): 664-676. 

Morris, J.L., Edwards, D., RICHARDSON, J.B. & Axe, L. 2012. New dyad-producing plants from the Lower Devonian (Lochkovian) of the Welsh Borderland. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 169(4): 569-595. 

Nystrom, V., Humphrey, J., Skoglund, P., McKeown, N.J., Vartanyan, S., Shaw, P.W., Liden, K., Jakobsson, M., Barnes, I., Angerbjorn, A., LISTER, A. & Dalen, L. 2012. Microsatellite genotyping reveals end-Pleistocene decline in mammoth autosomal genetic variation. Molecular Ecology, 21(14): 3391-3402. 

Peacock, J.D., Horne, D.J. & WHITTAKER, J.E. 2012. Late Devensian evolution of the marine offshore environment of western Scotland. Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 123(3): 419-437. 

Trinajstic, K., Long, J.A., JOHANSON, Z., Young, G. & Senden, T. 2012. New morphological information on the ptyctodontid fishes (Placodermi, Ptyctodontida) from Western Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32(4): 757-780. 

 

 

LIFE SCIENCES 

 

AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES

BARNES, N., Kim, H.G. & Lee, W. 2012. New species of free-living marine Sabatieriinae (Nematoda: Monhysterida: Comesomatidae) from around South Korea. Zootaxa(3368): 263-290.

CLARK, P.F., Fujita, Y., BALL, A.D. & Ng, P.K.L. 2012. The first zoeal stage morphology of Crossotonotus spinipes (De Man, 1888) and Pseudopalicus serripes (Alcock & Anderson, 1895), with implications for palicoid systematics (Crustacea: Brachyura: Palicoidea). Zootaxa(3367): 191-203.

Mendoza, J.C.E., CLARK, P.F. & Ng, P.K.L. 2012. The identity of Pilumnoplax acanthomerus Rathbun, 1911 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Xanthidae), with new records from the central and western Pacific. Zootaxa(3367): 211-221.

Sitnikova, T., MICHEL, E., Tulupova, Y., Khanaev, I., Parfenova, V. & Prozorova, L. 2012. Spirochetes in gastropods from Lake Baikal and North American freshwaters: new multi-family, multi-habitat host records. Symbiosis, 56(3): 103-110. 

WIKLUND, H., Altamira, I.V., GLOVER, A.G., Smith, C.R., Baco, A.R. & Dahlgren, T.G. 2012. Systematics and biodiversity of Ophryotrocha (Annelida, Dorvilleidae) with descriptions of six new species from deep-sea whale-fall and wood-fall habitats in the north-east Pacific. Systematics and Biodiversity, 10(2): 243-259. 

 

GENOMIC AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY

NIE, R.E., Xue, H.J., Hua, Y., Yang, X.K. & VOGLER, A.P. 2012. Distinct species or colour polymorphism? Life history, morphology and sequence data separate two Pyrrhalta elm beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 10(2): 133-146.

Xu, Y., Miao, M., WARREN, A. & Song, W.B. 2012. Diversity of the karyorelictid ciliates: Remanella (Protozoa, Ciliophora, Karyorelictida) inhabiting intertidal areas of Qingdao, China, with descriptions of three species. Systematics and Biodiversity, 10(2): 207-219.

 

PARASITES & VECTORS

RICHARDS, C.S., SIMONSEN, T.J., ABEL, R.L., HALL, M.J.R., Schwyn, D.A. & Wicklein, M. 2012. Virtual forensic entomology: Improving estimates of minimum post-mortem interval with 3D micro-computed tomography. Forensic Science International, 220(1-3): 251-264. 

McCarthy, E., Cunningham, E., Copley, L., Jackson, D., JOHNSTON, D., Dalton, J.P. & Mulcahy, G. 2012. Cathepsin L proteases of the parasitic copepod, Lepeophtheirus salmonis. Aquaculture, 356-57: 264-271. 

 

PLANTS

David, J., Garrity, G.M., Greuter, W., HAWKSWORTH, D.L., Jahn, R., Kirk, P.M., McNeill, J., Michel, E., KNAPP, S., Patterson, D.J., Tindall, B.J., TODD, J.A., van Tol, J. & Turland, N.J. 2012. Biological nomenclature terms for facilitating communication in the naming of organisms. Zookeys(192): 67-72. 

ELLIS, L.T., Alegro, A., Bednarek-Ochyra, H., Ochyra, R., Bergamini, A., Cogoni, A., Erzberger, P., Gorski, P., Gremmen, N., Hespanhol, H., Vieira, C., Kurbatova, L.E., Lebouvier, M., Martincic, A., Asthana, A.K., Gupta, R., Nath, V., Natcheva, R., Ganeva, A., Ozdemir, T., Batan, N., Plasek, V., Porley, R.D., Randic, M., Sawicki, J., Schroder, W., Sergio, C., Smith, V.R., Sollman, P., Stefanut, S., Stevenson, C.R., Suarez, G.M., Surina, B., Uyar, G. & Surina, Z.M. 2012. New national and regional bryophyte records, 31. Journal of Bryology, 34: 123-134. 

KNAPP, S. 2012. 1493: How Europe's Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth [Book Review]. Nature, 487(7405): 35-35. 

Ortiz-Rodriguez, A.E., Lorea-Hernandez, F., Perez-Farrera, M.A. & MONRO, A.K. 2012. First record of Pilea pteridophylla AKMonro (Urticaceae) and Ocotea heribertoi T.Wendt (Lauraceae) for the flora of Chiapas. Botanical Sciences, 90(2): 203-206. 

 

TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES

CARPENTER, D., SHERLOCK, E., JONES, D.T., CHIMINOIDES, J., Writer, T., Neilson, R., Boag, B., Keith, A.M. & EGGLETON, P. 2012. Mapping of earthworm distribution for the British Isles and Eire highlights the under-recording of an ecologically important group (vol 21, pg 475, 2012) [Correction]. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21(8): 2173-2175. 

Fikacek, M., Prokin, A., ANGUS, R.B., Ponomarenko, A., Yue, Y.L., Ren, D. & Prokop, J. 2012. Phylogeny and the fossil record of the Helophoridae reveal Jurassic origin of extant hydrophiloid lineages (Coleoptera: Polyphaga). Systematic Entomology, 37(3): 420-447. 

Johnson, K.P., Shreve, S.M. & SMITH, V.S. 2012. Repeated adaptive divergence of microhabitat specialization in avian feather lice. Bmc Biology, 10

Li, H.H. & SATTLER, K. 2012. A taxonomic revision of the genus Mesophleps Hubner, 1825 (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa(3373): 1-82. 

Li, J., Xue, D.Y., Han, H.X. & GALSWORTHY, A.C. 2012. Taxonomic review of Syzeuxis Hampson, 1895, with a discussion of biogeographical aspects (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae). Zootaxa(3357): 1-24. 

Pham, N.T., BROAD, G.R., Matsumoto, R. & Wagele, W.J. 2012. First record of the genus Brachyzapus Gauld and Dubois (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) from Vietnam, with descriptions of six new species. Journal of Natural History, 46(27-28): 1639-1661.

RICHARDS, C.S., SIMONSEN, T.J., ABEL, R.L., HALL, M.J.R., Schwyn, D.A. & Wicklein, M. 2012. Virtual forensic entomology: Improving estimates of minimum post-mortem interval with 3D micro-computed tomography. Forensic Science International, 220(1-3): 251-264. 

 

VERTEBRATES

Carranza, S. & ARNOLD, E.N. 2012. A review of the geckos of the genus Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Oman based on morphology, mitochondrial and nuclear data, with descriptions of eight new species. Zootaxa(3378): 1-+. 

SAN MAURO, D., GOWER, D.J., Cotton, J.A., Zardoya, R., WILKINSON, M. & Massingham, T. 2012. Experimental Design in Phylogenetics: Testing Predictions from Expected Information. Systematic Biology, 61(4): 661-674. 

 

 

SCIENCE FACILITIES

CLARK, P.F., Fujita, Y., BALL, A.D. & Ng, P.K.L. 2012. The first zoeal stage morphology of Crossotonotus spinipes (De Man, 1888) and Pseudopalicus serripes (Alcock & Anderson, 1895), with implications for palicoid systematics (Crustacea: Brachyura: Palicoidea). Zootaxa(3367): 191-203. 

RICHARDS, C.S., SIMONSEN, T.J., ABEL, R.L., HALL, M.J.R., Schwyn, D.A. & Wicklein, M. 2012. Virtual forensic entomology: Improving estimates of minimum post-mortem interval with 3D micro-computed tomography. Forensic Science International, 220(1-3): 251-264. 

 

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Recent Publication - July

Posted by C Lowry Jul 25, 2012

Publications for the previous 4 weeks (Search done 12th July)

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

EARTH SCIENCES

MINERAL AND PLANETARY SCIENCES 

Michalski, K., Lewandowski, M. & MANBY, G. 2012. New palaeomagnetic, petrographic and Ar-40/Ar-39 data to test palaeogeographic reconstructions of Caledonide Svalbard. Geological Magazine, 149(4): 696-721. 

 

 

INVERTEBRATES AND PLANTS

COLLINS, J.S.H. & Donovan, S.K. 2012. Pleistocene decapod crustaceans of eastern Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science, 46(2-3): 133-142. 

DALEY, A.C. & Bergstrom, J. 2012. The oral cone of Anomalocaris is not a classic "peytoia". Naturwissenschaften, 99(6): 501-504. 

Ernst, A., TAYLOR, P.D., Bohaty, J. & Jackson, P.N.W. 2012. Homeomorphy in Lunostoma, a new Middle Devonian cryptostome bryozoan. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift, 86(2): 135-145. 

Levin, L.A., Orphan, V.J., Rouse, G.W., Rathburn, A.E., Ussler, W., Cook, G.S., Goffredi, S.K., PEREZ, E.M., Waren, A., Grupe, B.M., Chadwick, G. & Strickrott, B. 2012. A hydrothermal seep on the Costa Rica margin: middle ground in a continuum of reducing ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279(1738): 2580-2588. 

SENDINO, C., Zagorsek, K. & TAYLOR, P.D. 2012. Asymmetry in an Ordovician conulariid cnidarian. Lethaia, 45(3): 423-431. 

Van Soest, R.W.M., Boury-Esnault, N., Vacelet, J., Dohrmann, M., Erpenbeck, D., De Voogd, N.J., SANTODOMINGO, N., Vanhoorne, B., Kelly, M. & Hooper, J.N.A. 2012. Global Diversity of Sponges (Porifera). Plos One, 7(4): e35105. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035105  

Waldock, J. & EDGECOMBE, G.D. 2012. A new genus of scolopendrid centipede (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendrini) from the central Australian deserts. Zootaxa(3321): 22-36. 

ZAMORA, S., Rahman, I.A. & SMITH, A.B. 2012. Plated Cambrian Bilaterians Reveal the Earliest Stages of Echinoderm Evolution. Plos One, 7(6): e38296. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038296. 

 

VERTEBRATES, ANTHROPOLOGY & MICROPALAEONTOLOGY

Culver, S.J., Mallinson, D.J., Corbett, D.R., Leorri, E., Rouf, A.A., Shazili, N.A.M., Yaacob, R., WHITTAKER, J.E., Buzas, M.A. & Parham, P.R. 2012. Distribution of foraminifera in the Setiu estuary and lagoon, Terengganu, Malaysia. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 42(2): 109-133.

HOOKER, J.J. & Collinson, M.E. 2012. Mammalian faunal turnover across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary in NW Europe: the roles of displacement, community evolution and environment. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 105(1): 17-28.

MAIDMENT, S.C.R., LINTON, D.H., Upchurch, P. & BARRETT, P.M. 2012. Limb-Bone Scaling Indicates Diverse Stance and Gait in Quadrupedal Ornithischian Dinosaurs. Plos One, 7(5): e36904. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036904. 

Salomon, H., Vignaud, C., Coquinot, Y., Beck, L., STRINGER, C., Strivay, D. & D'Errico, F. 2012. Selection and heating of colouring materials in the Mousterian level of es-Skhul (c. 100 000 years BP, Mount Carmel, Israel). Archaeometry, 54: 698-722.

STRINGER, C. 2012. The status of Homo heidelbergensis (Schoetensack 1908). Evolutionary Anthropology, 21(3): 101-107. 

THOMPSON, R.S., Parish, J.C., MAIDMENT, S.C.R. & BARRETT, P.M. 2012. Phylogeny of the ankylosaurian dinosaurs (Ornithischia: Thyreophora). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 10(2): 301-312. 

Whidden, K.J. & JONES, R.W. 2012. Correlation of early Paleogene global diversity patterns of large benthic foraminifera with Paleocene and Eocene climatic events. Palaios, 27(3-4): 235-251. 

 

LIFE SCIENCES 

 

AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES

BROOKS, S.J., Matthews, I.P., Birks, H.H. & Birks, H.J.B. 2012. High resolution Lateglacial and early-Holocene summer air temperature records from Scotland inferred from chironomid assemblages. Quaternary Science Reviews, 41: 67-82. 

Fontaine, B., van Achterberg, K., Alonso-Zarazaga, M.A., Araujo, R. & et al. incl. BOXSHALL, G. 2012. New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy. Plos One, 7(5): e36881. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036881. 

HIGGS, N.D., Little, C.T.S., GLOVER, A.G., Dahlgren, T.G., Smith, C.R. & Dominici, S. 2012. Evidence of Osedax worm borings in Pliocene (similar to 3 Ma) whale bone from the Mediterranean. Historical Biology, 24(3): 269-277.

Huusgaard, R.S., Vismann, B., Kuhl, M., Macnaugton, M., Colmander, V., Rouse, G.W., GLOVER, A.G., Dahlgren, T. & Worsaae, K. 2012. The Potent Respiratory System of Osedax mucofloris (Siboglinidae, Annelida) - A Prerequisite for the Origin of Bone-Eating Osedax? Plos One, 7(4): e35975. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035975. 

Mackay, A.W., Bezrukova, E.V., Leng, M.J., Meaney, M., Nunes, A., Piotrowska, N., SELF, A., Shchetnikov, A., Shilland, E., Tarasov, P., Wang, L. & White, D. 2012. Aquatic ecosystem responses to Holocene climate change and biome development in boreal, central Asia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 41: 119-131. 

RAINBOW, P.S., Hildrew, A.G., SMITH, B.D., Geatches, T. & LUOMA, S.N. 2012. Caddisflies as biomonitors identifying thresholds of toxic metal bioavailability that affect the stream benthos. Environmental Pollution, 166: 196-207. 

 

GENOMIC AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY

Du, Y.F., Xu, K.D., WARREN, A., Lei, Y.L. & Dai, R.H. 2012. Benthic ciliate and meiofaunal communities in two contrasting habitats of an intertidal estuarine wetland. Journal of Sea Research, 70: 50-63. 

Liu, W.W., Yi, Z.Z., Lin, X.F., WARREN, A. & Song, W.B. 2012. Phylogeny of three choreotrich genera (Protozoa, Ciliophora, Spirotrichea), with morphological, morphogenetic and molecular investigations on three strobilidiid species. Zoologica Scripta, 41(4): 417-434. 

Pan, Y., Li, L.Q., Shao, C., Hu, X.Z., Ma, H.G., Al-Rasheid, K.A.S. & WARREN, A. 2012. Morphology and Ontogenesis of a Marine Ciliate, Euplotes balteatus (Dujardin, 1841) Kahl, 1932 (Ciliophora, Euplotida) and Definition of Euplotes wilberti nov spec. Acta Protozoologica, 51(1): 29-38. 

QUICKE, D.L.J., Smith, M.A., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Fernandez-Triana, J., Laurenne, N.M., Zaldivar-Riveron, A., Shaw, M.R., BROAD, G.R., Klopfstein, S., Shaw, S.R., Hrcek, J., Hebert, P.D.N., Miller, S.E., Rodriguez, J.J., Whitfield, J.B., Sharkey, M.J., Sharanowski, B.J., Jussila, R., GAULD, I.D., CHESTERS, D. & VOGLER, A.P. 2012. Utility of the DNA barcoding gene fragment for parasitic wasp phylogeny (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea): data release and new measure of taxonomic congruence. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(4): 676-685. 

Samerpitak, K., Choi, H.J., van den Ende, A., Machouart, M., GUEIDAN, C. & de Hoog, G.S. 2012. A new fungal order for pathogens in Ochroconis and Scolecobasidium (Abstract). Mycoses, 55: 256-256. 

 

PARASITES & VECTORS

BRAY, R.A., Cribb, T.H. & LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J. 2012. Sasala nolani gen. n., sp n. (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from the body-cavity of the guineafowl puffer fish Arothron meleagris (Lacepede) (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae) from off Moorea, French Polynesia. Zootaxa(3334): 29-41. 

Carreras-Aubets, M., Montero, F.E., Kostadinova, A., GIBSON, D.I. & Carrasson, M. 2012. Redescriptions of two frequently recorded but poorly known hemiurid digeneans, Lecithochirium musculus (Looss, 1907) (Lecithochiriinae) and Ectenurus lepidus Looss, 1907 (Dinurinae), based on material from the western Mediterranean. Systematic Parasitology, 82(3): 185-199.

Justine, J.L., Briand, M.J. & BRAY, R.A. 2012. A quick and simple method, usable in the field, for collecting parasites in suitable condition for both morphological and molecular studies. Parasitology Research, 111(1): 341-351.

 

 

PLANTS

Guo, C.Q., Edwards, D., Wu, P.C., DUCKETT, J.G., Hueber, F.M. & Li, C.S. 2012. Riccardiothallus devonicus gen. et sp nov., the earliest simple thalloid liverwort from the Lower Devonian of Yunnan, China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 176: 35-40. 

Wheeler, Q.D., KNAPP, S., Stevenson, D.W., Stevenson, J., Blum, S.D., Boom, B.M., Borisy, G.G., Buizer, J.L., De Carvalho, M.R., Cibrian, A., Donoghue, M.J., Doyle, V., Gerson, E.M., Graham, C.H., Graves, P., Graves, S.J., Guralnick, R.P., Hamilton, A.L., Hanken, J., Law, W., Lipscomb, D.L., Lovejoy, T.E., Miller, H., Miller, J.S., Naeem, S., Novacek, M.J., Page, L.M., Platnick, N.I., Porter-Morgan, H., Raven, P.H., Solis, M.A., Valdecasas, A.G., Van Der Leeuw, S., Vasco, A., Vermeulen, N., Vogel, J., Walls, R.L., Wilson, E.O. & Woolley, J.B. 2012. Mapping the biosphere: exploring species to understand the origin, organization and sustainability of biodiversity. Systematics and Biodiversity, 10(1): 1-20.

 

TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES

Arditti, J., Elliott, J., KITCHING, I.J. & Wasserthal, L.T. 2012. Good Heavens what insect can suck it'- Charles Darwin, Angraecum sesquipedale and Xanthopan morganii praedicta. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 169(3): 403-432. 

Breure, A.S.H. & ABLETT, J.D. 2012. Annotated type catalogue of the Bothriembryontidae and Odontostomidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Orthalicoidea) in the Natural History Museum, London. Zookeys(182): 1-70. 

De Meyer, M., Quilici, S., Franck, A., Chadhouliati, A.C., Issimaila, M.A., Youssoufa, M.A., Abdoul-Karime, A.L., Barbet, A., Attie, M. & WHITE, I.M. 2012. Records of frugivorous fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini) from the Comoro archipelago. African Invertebrates, 53(1): 69-77. 

DJERNAES, M. & Sperling, F.A.H. 2012. Exploring a key synapomorphy: correlations between structure and function in the sternum V glands of Trichoptera and Lepidoptera (Insecta). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 106(3): 561-579. 

Michez, D., KUHLMANN, M., Ivanov, S.P. & Radchenko, V.G. 2012. Description of four new species in the bee genus Melitta Kirby, 1802 (Hymenoptera: Melittidae). Zootaxa(3337): 57-67. 

MORTON, B. 2012. Native predator and alien prey: Lepsiella (Bedeva) hanleyi (Muricidae) feeding on Mytilus galloprovincialis (Mytilidae) in the Swan River, Perth, Western Australia. Molluscan Research, 32(1): 55-58. 

Pham, N.T., BROAD, G.R. & Wagele, W.J. 2012. A review of the genus Camptotypus Kriechbaumer (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Pimplinae) in Vietnam, with description of a new species. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 59(1): 129-137.

QUICKE, D.L.J., Smith, M.A., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Fernandez-Triana, J., Laurenne, N.M., Zaldivar-Riveron, A., Shaw, M.R., BROAD, G.R., Klopfstein, S., Shaw, S.R., Hrcek, J., Hebert, P.D.N., Miller, S.E., Rodriguez, J.J., Whitfield, J.B., Sharkey, M.J., Sharanowski, B.J., Jussila, R., GAULD, I.D., CHESTERS, D. & VOGLER, A.P. 2012. Utility of the DNA barcoding gene fragment for parasitic wasp phylogeny (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea): data release and new measure of taxonomic congruence. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(4): 676-685. 

Smith, M.A., Bertrand, C., Crosby, K., Eveleigh, E.S., Fernandez-Triana, J., Fisher, B.L., Gibbs, J., Hajibabaei, M., Hallwachs, W., Hind, K., Hrcek, J., Huang, D.W., Janda, M., Janzen, D.H., Li, Y.W., Miller, S.E., Packer, L., QUICKE, D., Ratnasingham, S., Rodriguez, J., Rougerie, R., Shaw, M.R., Sheffield, C., Stahlhut, J.K., Steinke, D., Whitfield, J., Wood, M. & Zhou, X. 2012. Wolbachia and DNA Barcoding Insects: Patterns, Potential, and Problems. Plos One, 7(5): e36514. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0036514. 

WILLIAMS, P.H., Brown, M.J.F., Carolan, J.C., An, J.D., Goulson, D., Aytekin, A.M., Best, L.R., Byvaltsev, A.M., Cederberg, B., Dawson, R., Huang, J.X., Ito, M., Monfared, A., Raina, R.H., Schmid-Hempel, P., Sheffield, C.S., Sima, P. & Xie, Z.H. 2012. Unveiling cryptic species of the bumblebee subgenus Bombus s. str. worldwide with COI barcodes (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 10(1): 21-56. 

 

VERTEBRATES

BRITZ, R., Ali, A. & Philip, S. 2012. Dario urops, a new species of badid fish from the Western Ghats, southern India (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Badidae). Zootaxa(3348): 63-68. 

BRITZ, R., Kumar, K. & Baby, F. 2012. Pristolepis rubripinnis, a new species of fish from southern India (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Pristolepididae). Zootaxa(3345): 59-68. 

KONSTANTINIDIS, P. & Johnson, G.D. 2012. Ontogeny of the jaw apparatus and suspensorium of the Tetraodontiformes. Acta Zoologica, 93(3): 351-366. 

RAINBOW, P.S., Hildrew, A.G., SMITH, B.D., Geatches, T. & LUOMA, S.N. 2012. Caddisflies as biomonitors identifying thresholds of toxic metal bioavailability that affect the stream benthos. Environmental Pollution, 166: 196-207. 

 

 

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Zoology Seminar

 

Disentangling a Knot of Ribbon Worms: Recent Progress in Nemertean Systematics

 

TUESDAY 24th July, 12pm

Neil Chalmers Science Seminar Room (DC.LG16)

 

Megan SCHWARTZ
Department of Life Sciences, NHM

 

The assemblage of animals known as “ribbon worms” (phylum Nemertea) is understudied despite their evolutionary significance and ecological success. Their phylogenetic position has occupied a nexus in hypotheses of metazoan evolution; they are undoubtedly protostomes possessing a trochophore larva, yet a sister group remains uncertain. Nemerteans are present in every marine biotope and have repeatedly colonized freshwater, terrestrial and parasitic habitats. They are primarily predators that can impact community structure; some species may be particularly voracious, capable of adversely affecting the output of crab fisheries, or have been implicated in the destruction of clam-flat populations. Despite their evolutionary and ecological significance, 95% of recent biodiversity surveys simply report them as “Nemertea sp.” Identification can be difficult as many species require careful histological examination of transverse sections just to determine class.  A robust and modern phylogenetic-based classification has been elusive on account of this, hindering progress with respect to species discovery, revisionary systematics and evolution-based hypotheses of character change. After reviewing highlights of nemertean natural history and diversity, I will discuss our recent, successful efforts to improve upon our understanding of ribbon worm phylogenetics and its implications.

 

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Zoology Seminar Double Feature

 

Douglas RUSSELL
Curator of Birds' Eggs & Nests, NHM

 

TUESDAY 17th July, 12pm

Neil Chalmers Science Seminar Room (DC.LG16)

 

 

TALK I

 

Dr. George Murray Levick (1876-1956): unpublished notes on the Sexual Habits of the Adélie Penguin


100 years on from the British Antarctic ć­Žerra Nova Expedition's (1910) fateful conclusion, modern researchers can still re-visit, re-interpret and re-evaluate the expedition members' original notes and investigations.   Recently, an unpublished, forgotten work by the pioneer of research on Adélie Penguin biology, Dr. George Murray Levick R.N. (1876-1956) was rediscovered at the Natural History Museum (NHM) at Tring.   This extraordinary account of breeding behaviour in Adélie Penguins, based on his unique observation of the breeding colony at Cape Adare in the Antarctic summer of 1911-1912, was suppressed by the post-Edwardian academic world due to its challengingly frank discussion of seemingly aberrant, sexual behaviours.  Yet, Levick's rather shocking observations were accurate, valid and, with the benefit of hindsight, entirely deserving both of publication and interpretation.


I will talk about my own research on Levick and discuss a little of the penguin behaviour and resultant paper that the academic world of 1915 found impossible to objectively understand, discuss or even publish.

 


TALK II


eBEAC: a new vision for the electronic Bulletin board for European Avian Curators


For over ten years curators and users of avian collections in Europe have been utilising the electronic Bulletin board for European Avian Curators (eBEAC): a simple but effective electronic mail discussion list, primarily intended for curators and collection managers of European museums.   Albeit successful, the system has, to date, been limited in its functionality by using a simple software interface (Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager) to provide an informal method of contacting, with a single email, ca. 140 curators and researchers from 112 institutions in 37 countries.

 

However, the years since eBEAC was launched have witnessed a revolution in web-based social software applications and web portals which allow far more sophisticated interactive communication and information dissemination.  A new version of eBEAC, building on the original system, includes such a website hosted by the Natural History Museum (NHM).  This web resource has been developed to improve the functionality of the system and aims to become the primary method of quickly exchanging detailed and reliable information among bird staff and users of European ornithology collections.   The new eBEAC interactive website incorporates information from Roselaar’s (2003) pioneering Inventory of major European bird collections to provide a central web-based inventory and interactive portal to the European bird collection resource.  Subscribers will have full access to the system and in time, importantly, update information on their own collections and thus provide accurate, up-to-date key information to both colleagues and users.

 

 

 

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Palaeontology Seminar

 

Non-marine Mollusc faunas from the Late Jurassic of Asturias, northern Spain

 

 

Dr Martin Munt, Earth Sciences, NHM

Thursday 5th July
Neil Chalmers Seminar Room, DC2, 16:00

   

 

The Jurassic deposits of Asturias (northern Spain) are exposed north of Oviedo between Gijón, in the west and Colunga in the east. They are contained in a narrow fault-bounded basin and exposed almost continually in coastal cliffs for approximately 30 kilometres. The upper part of the sequence comprising the Vega, Tereñes and Lastres formations was deposited in marginal marine and freshwater conditions and is world famous for its assemblages of dinosaur footprints with associated plant and vertebrate fossils.

The authors’ research has focused on the following questions: 1) What is the composition of the mollusc fauna?; 2) Can the fauna be used to delineate palaeoenvironments?; 3) What parallels can be made with other similar aged basins on the Iberian Peninsula? The mollusc fauna has been found to comprise diverse bivalve-dominated shallow marine, low diversity, presumably brackish bivalve faunas, low diversity freshwater gastropod faunas and low diversity freshwater bivalve faunas. A more unusual ‘freshwater’ occurrence is associated with mineral seeps. Parallels can be drawn with the Lusitanian Basin in Portugal and the study has included a re-examination of the historic Sharpe Collection at The Natural History Museum.

 

 

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Recent Publications - June

Posted by C Lowry Jun 20, 2012

Publications for the previous 4 weeks (Search done 14th May)

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

 

EARTH SCIENCES

MINERALOGY

BLAND, P.A., Spurny, P., Bevan, A.W.R., HOWARD, K.T., Towner, M.C., BENEDIX, G.K., Greenwood, R.C., Shrbeny, L., Franchi, I.A., Deacon, G., Borovicka, J., Ceplecha, Z., Vaughan, D. & Hough, R.M. 2012. The Australian Desert Fireball Network: a new era for planetary science. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59(2): 177-187.     (C)     [Scientific Associate, Core funded]

Diedrich, T., DYBOWSKA, A., Schott, J., VALSAMI-JONES, E. & Oelkers, E.H. 2012. The Dissolution Rates of SiO2 Nanoparticles As a Function of Particle Size. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(9): 4909-4915.     (C)     [Core funded]

Lovesey, S.W., KNIGHT, K.S., Detlefs, C., Huang, S.W., Scagnoli, V. & Staub, U. 2012. Acentric magnetic and optical properties of chalcopyrite (CuFeS2). Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 24(21): DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/24/21/216001.     (C)     [Scientific Associate]

MICHALSKI, J. & Niles, P.B. 2012. Atmospheric origin of Martian interior layered deposits: Links to climate change and the global sulfur cycle. Geology, 40(5): 419-422.     (C)     [Externaly funded (Marie Curie Fellow)]

Srama, R., Kruger, H., Yamaguchi, T., Stephan, T., Burchell, M., KEARSLEY, A.T., Sterken, V., Postberg, F., Kempf, S., Grun, E., Altobelli, N., Ehrenfreund, P., Dikarev, V., Horanyi, M., Sternovsky, Z., Carpenter, J.D., Westphal, A., Gainsforth, Z., Krabbe, A., Agarwal, J., Yano, H., Blum, J., Henkel, H., Hillier, J., Hoppe, P., Trieloff, M., Hsu, S., Mocker, A., Fiege, K., Green, S.F., Bischoff, A., Esposito, F., Laufer, R., Hyde, T.W., Herdrich, G., Fasoulas, S., Jackel, A., Jones, G., Jenniskens, P., Khalisi, E., Moragas-Klostermeyer, G., Spahn, F., Keller, H.U., Frisch, P., Levasseur-Regourd, A.C., Pailer, N., Altwegg, K., Engrand, C., Auer, S., Silen, J., Sasaki, S., Kobayashi, M., Schmidt, J., Kissel, J., Marty, B., Michel, P., Palumbo, P., Vaisberg, O., Baggaley, J., Rotundi, A. & Roser, H.P. 2012. SARIM PLUS-sample return of comet 67P/CG and of interstellar matter. Experimental Astronomy, 33(2-3): 723-751.     (C)     [Core funded]

PALAEONTOLOGY

Brown, S.A.E., Scott, A.C., Glasspool, I.J. & COLLINSON, M.E. 2012. Cretaceous wildfires and their impact on the Earth system. Cretaceous Research, 36: 162-190.     (C)     [Scientific Associate]

Perkovsky, E.E., RASNITSYN, A.P., Vlaskin, A.P. & Rasnitsyn, S.P. 2012. Contribution to the study of the structure of amber forest communities based on analysis of syninclusions in the Rovno amber (Late Eocene of Ukraine). Paleontological Journal, 46(3): 293-301.     (C)     [Scientific Associate?]

Schluter, N., Kutscher, M., SMITH, A.B., Jagt, J.W.M. & Lees, J.A. 2012. Late Cretaceous phymosomatids and the true identity of Cidarites granulosus Goldfuss, 1829 (Echinoidea, Phymosomatoida). Zootaxa(3271): 17-30.     (C)     [Core funded]

Sievwright, H. & MACLEOD, N. 2012. Eigensurface analysis, ecology, and modelling of morphological adaptation in the falconiform humerus (Falconiformes: Aves). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 165(2): 390-419.     (C)     [Core funded]

LIFE SCIENCES

BOTANY

CARINE, M.A., JONES, K., Moura, M., Maciel, M.G.B., RUMSEY, F.J. & Schaefer, H. 2012. Putting biogeography's cart back behind taxonomy's horse: a response to Triantis et al. Journal of Biogeography, 39(6): 1184-1187.     (C?)     [Core funded, PhD student]

GROVES, E.W. 2012. Lieutenant W. R. Broughton (commanding HMS Chatham), James Johnstone (Master), Archibald Menzies (surgeon/naturalist) and the survey of the San Juan Archipelago, 1792. Archives of Natural History, 39(1): 7-15.     (C)     [Scientific Associate]

Sato, S., Tabata, S., et al. (Tomato Genome, Consortium incl. KNAPP, S.) 2012. The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution. Nature, 485(7400): 635-641.     (C)     [Core funded]

Sterrenburg, F.A.S., Hamilton, P. & WILLIAMS, D. 2012. Universal coordinate method for locating light-microscope specimens. Diatom Research, 27(2): 91-94.     (C)     [Core funded]

Stevens, C.J., Smart, S.M., Henrys, P.A., Maskell, L.C., Crowe, A., SIMKIN, J., Cheffings, C.M., Whitfield, C., Gowing, D.J.G., Rowe, E.C., Dore, A.J. & Emmett, B.A. 2012. Terricolous lichens as indicators of nitrogen deposition: Evidence from national records. Ecological Indicators, 20: 196-203.     (C)     [Other ? (British Lichen Society)]

Weerakoon, G., Wijeyaratne, S.C., WOLSELEY, P.A., Plata, E.R., Lucking, R. & Lumbsch, H.T. 2012. Six new species of Graphidaceae from Sri Lanka. Bryologist, 115(1): 74-83.     (C)     [Scientific Associate]

ENTOMOLOGY

Mutanen, M., Aarvik, L., Huemer, P., Kaila, L., Karsholt, O. & TUCK, K. 2012. DNA barcodes reveal that the widespread European tortricid moth Phalonidia manniana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is a mixture of two species. Zootaxa(3262): 1-21.     (C)     [Core funded]

QUICKE, D.L.J., Smith, M.A., van Achterberg, C., Miller, S.E. & Hrcek, J. 2012. A new genus and three new species of parasitoid wasp from Papua New Guinea and redescription of Trigonophatnus Cameron (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Rogadinae). Journal of Natural History, 46(21-22): 1369-1385.     (C)     [Core funded (jointly with IC)]

Ruiz-Lopez, F., Wilkerson, R.C., Conn, J.E., McKeon, S.N., Levin, D.M., Quinones, M.L., Povoa, M.M. & LINTON, Y.M. 2012. DNA barcoding reveals both known and novel taxa in the Albitarsis Group (Anopheles: Nyssorhynchus) of Neotropical malaria vectors. Parasites & Vectors, 5: DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-44.     (C)     [Core funded]

Sinka, M.E., Bangs, M.J., Manguin, S., Rubio-Palis, Y., Chareonviriyaphap, T., Coetzee, M., Mbogo, C.M., Hemingway, J., Patil, A.P., Temperley, W.H., Gething, P.W., Kabaria, C.W., Burkot, T.R., HARBACH, R.E. & Hay, S.I. 2012. A global map of dominant malaria vectors. Parasites & Vectors, 5: DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-69      (C)     [Core funded]

VOGLER, A.P. & TIMMERMANS, M. 2012. Speciation: Don't Fly and Diversify? Current Biology, 22(8): R284-R286.     (C)     [Core funded (jointly with IC); Other (academic Visitor)]

ZOOLOGY

ALDHOUN, J.A. & LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J. 2012. Orientobilharzia Dutt & Srivastava, 1955 (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae), a junior synonym of Schistosomia Weinland, 1858. Systematic Parasitology, 82(2): 81-88.     (C)     [Other (volunteer), Core funded]

Barratt, C.D., Horsburgh, G.J., Dawson, D.A., GOWER, D.J., WILKINSON, M., LOADER, S.P. & Jehle, R. 2012. Characterisation of nine microsatellite loci in the caecilian amphibian Boulengerula uluguruensis (Gymnophiona), and their cross-species utility in three congeneric species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 4(2): 225-229.     (C)     [Core funded, Scientific Associate]

Fraser, G.J., BRITZ, R., HALL, A., JOHANSON, Z. & Smith, M.M. 2012. Replacing the first-generation dentition in pufferfish with a unique beak. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(21): 8179-8184.     (C)     [Core funded]

HARTIKAINEN, H. & Jokela, J. 2012. Characterisation of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the freshwater bryozoan Fredericella sultana. Conservation Genetics Resources, 4(2): 475-477.     (C)     [Core funded?]

Kamei, R.G., SAn MAURO, D., GOWER, D.J., Van Bocxlaer, I., SHERRATT, E., Thomas, A., Babu, S., Bossuyt, F., WILKINSON, M. & Biju, S.D. 2012. Discovery of a new family of amphibians from northeast India with ancient links to Africa. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279(1737): 2396-2401.     (C)     [Externally funded, Core funded, PhD student]

Kotharambath, R., GOWER, D.J., Oommen, O.V. & WILKINSON, M. 2012. A third species of Gegeneophis Peters (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Indotyphlidae) lacking secondary annular grooves. Zootaxa(3272): 26-34.     (C)     [Core funded]

Moritz, T., Krishnan, S., ROBERTS, D., Ingwersen, P., Agosti, D., Penev, L., Cockerill, M. & Chavan, V. 2011. Towards mainstreaming of biodiversity data publishing: recommendations of the GBIF Data Publishing Framework Task Group. Bmc Bioinformatics, 12: DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-s15-s1.     (C)     [Core funded]

MORTON, B. 2012. A significant and unappreciated intertidal mytiloidean genus: the biology and functional morphology of Brachidontes puniceus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from the Cape Verde Islands. African Journal of Marine Science, 34(1): 71-80.     (C)     [Scientific Associate]

MORTON, B. 2012. Triton's legacy. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64(5): 891-892.     (C)     [Scientific Associate]

Perbiche-Neves, G., BOXSHALL, G.A., da Rocha, C.E.F. & Nogueira, M.G. 2012. Rediscovered after 77 years: Odontodiaptomus thomseni - a rare species of calanoid (Crustacea: Copepoda) from South America. Zoologia, 29(2): 172-179.     (C)     [Core funded]

ROBERTS, D. & Hardisty, A. 2012. Data accessibility: Getting a handle on biological data. Nature, 484(7394): 318-318.     (E?)     [Core funded]

ROBERTS, D. & Moritz, T. 2011. A framework for publishing primary biodiversity data INTRODUCTION. Bmc Bioinformatics, 12: DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-s15-i1.     (C)     [Core funded]

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Palaeontology and Entomology Seminar

 

 

Biogeographic research in the Mediterranean region, with emphasis on centipedes (Myriapoda: Chilopoda)

 

 

Dr Stylianos Simaiakis, Department  of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus

Thursday 28th June
Neil Chalmers Seminar Room, DC2, 16:00

 

 

 

  

The Mediterranean region constitutes a challenging geographical area for natural scientists. It has a complex geological history with particular characteristics that make it of interest as a study area for taxonomy, biogeography or phylogeography; the high levels of diversity and endemism reflect the complexity of the palaeogeographical history of the area, originating from two major geographical regions, Eurasia and Africa. Several studies have contributed on the evolutionary history of certain parts of the Mediterranean area, for example the Aegean archipelago, with a focus on a variety of taxonomic groups (e.g., ground beetles, spiders, land snails and isopods). The Aegean centipede fauna has been the focus of systematic, biogeographic and ecological studies for the last 15 years. Following these studies several questions have been raised such as the patterns of distribution of the species, the evolutionary history of certain species, and the shape of centipede species–area relationships. In conjunction with the well-studied palaeogeography of the Mediterranean region, we address these issues and give the most plausible biogeographical scenarios.

 

 

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