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Department of Earth Sciences Seminars


Tuesday 19th February, 4.00pm

Mineralogy Seminar Room

 

 

4.00 pm
Popocatepetl – Curatorial notes from an active volcano
David Smith, Department of Earth Sciences, NHM


Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico, is the 2nd highest volcano in North America and one of the most currently active in the world.  It last erupted in April 2010 and has since been discharging small ash clouds and an average 7 tonnes of gas per day.
A successfully funded collections enhancement bid permitted Dave Smith and Chiara Petrone to collect fresh, well documented pyroclastic and lava samples from known, dated eruptions and fill a void in the petrology collection that will permit future geochemical research into the evolution of the magmatic processes occurring beneath this dynamic volcano.
In addition to field sampling, this exciting project was the first Earth Science trip to involve the Nature Live team.  Following the successes of biodiversity trips to Borneo, Costa Rica and the Bahamas this Earth Science trip, although a much smaller venture, included a number of live videoconferences with schools, Nature Live link-ups and live web-chats.
Fresh back from the dizzy heights of 4600m, Dave Smith will give a visual presentation of his experience of working on the side of this intimidating volcano, and will discuss the merits of contextualising field samples with good documentation and images.


4.30 pm
A new primitive ornithischian dinosaur from the Venezuelan Andes
Paul Barrett, Department of Earth Sciences, NHM


Relatively little is known about the early evolution of ornithischian (bird-hipped) dinosaurs, due to a dearth of specimens from the Late Triassic–Early Jurassic. New material from a bonebed in the Venezuelan Andes, from the La Quinta Formation, is helping to shed light on their diversification in the wake of the end-Triassic extinction (ETE). The new animal is represented by abundant, but disarticulated material, representing at least four (and probably more) juveniles and subadults. New dating of the formation, based on detrital zircons, places the material at 200.9 Ma, just 0.5 million years after the ETE. Phylogenetic analysis recovers the new dinosaur close to the base of the group, providing some insights into the initial evolution of ornithischian biology. This material shows that ornithischians recovered quickly after the ETE and also increased their geographical distribution at this time.

 

 

 

Followed by wine and cheese!!!

 

 

 

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Posted by C Lowry Feb 13, 2013

Publications for the previous 4 weeks (Search done 7th February 2013)

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EARTH SCIENCES

 

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY

Ehlmann, B.L., Berger, G., Mangold, N., MICHALSKI, J.R., Catling, D.C., Ruff, S.W., Chassefiere, E., Niles, P.B., Chevrier, V. & Poulet, F. 2013. Geochemical Consequences of Widespread Clay Mineral Formation in Mars' Ancient Crust. Space Science Reviews, 174(1-4): 329-364. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11214-012-9930-0  )

Kroner, A., Alexeiev, D.V., Rojas-Agramonte, Y., Hegner, E., Wong, J., Xia, X., Belousova, E., Mikolaichuk, A.V., SELTMANN, R., Liu, D. & Kiselev, V.V. 2013. Mesoproterozoic (Grenville-age) terranes in the Kyrgyz North Tianshan: Zircon ages and Nd-Hf isotopic constraints on the origin and evolution of basement blocks in the southern Central Asian Orogen. Gondwana Research, 23(1): 272-295.  ( http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2012.05.004 )

MISRA, S.K., DYBOWSKA, A., BERHANU, D., Luoma, S.N. & VALSAMI-JONES, E. 2012. The complexity of nanoparticle dissolution and its importance in nanotoxicological studies. Science of the Total Environment, 438: 225-232. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.08.066 )

Niles, P.B., Catling, D.C., Berger, G., Chassefiere, E., Ehlmann, B.L., MICHALSKI, J.R., Morris, R., Ruff, S.W. & Sutter, B. 2013. Geochemistry of Carbonates on Mars: Implications for Climate History and Nature of Aqueous Environments. Space Science Reviews, 174(1-4): 301-328. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11214-012-9940-y )

ZAITSEV, A.N., WILLIAMS, C.T., WALL, F. & Zolotarev, A.A. 2012. Evolution of chemical composition of pyrochlore group minerals from phoscorites and carbonatites of the Khibina alkaline massif. Geology of Ore Deposits, 54(7): 503-515.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/s1075701512070094 )

 

 

INVERTEBRATES AND PLANTS

Lamsdell, J.C., Hosgor, I. & SELDEN, P.A. 2013. A new Ordovician eurypterid (Arthropoda: Chelicerata) from southeast Turkey: Evidence for a cryptic Ordovician record of Eurypterida. Gondwana Research, 23(1): 354-366. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2012.04.006)

 

MINERAL AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

Siidra, O.I., Krivovichev, S.V., Turner, R.W., RUMSEY, M.S. & SPRATT, J. 2013. Crystal chemistry of layered Pb oxychloride minerals with PbO-related structures: Part I. Crystal structure of hereroite, Pb32O20(O,square) (AsO4)(2) (Si,As,V,Mo)O-4 (2)Cl-10. American Mineralogist, 98(1): 248-255.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am.2013.4241 )

Siidra, O.I., Krivovichev, S.V., Turner, R.W., RUMSEY, M.S. & SPRATT, J. 2013. Crystal chemistry of layered Pb oxychloride minerals with PbO-related structures: Part II. Crystal structure of vladkrivovichevite, Pb32O18 Pb4Mn2O Cl-14(BO3)(8)center dot 2H(2)O. American Mineralogist, 98(1): 256-261. (http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am.2013.4244 )

 

 

VERTEBRATES, ANTHROPOLOGY & MICROPALAEONTOLOGY

ANDREWS, P. & Fernandez-Jalvo, Y. 2012. Bronze Age barrows at Longstone Edge: Taphonomy and site formation. Quaternary International, 275: 43-54.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2011.06.041)

Brace, S., Palkopoulou, E., Dalen, L., LISTER, A.M., Miller, R., Otte, M., Germonpre, M., Blockley, S.P.E., Stewart, J.R. & Barnes, I. 2012. Serial population extinctions in a small mammal indicate Late Pleistocene ecosystem instability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(50): 20532-20536. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1213322109 )

Compton, T. & STRINGER, C. 2012. The human remains. Pp. 118-230 in S. Aldhouse-Green, R. Peterson and E.A. Walker (eds) Neanderthals in Wales: Pontnewydd and the Elwy Valley caves. 

Coulombe, P., Qualls, C., KRUSZYNSKI, R., Nerlich, A., Bianucci, R., Harris, R., Mermier, C. & Appenzeller, O. 2012. Network Science in Egyptology. Plos One, 7(11).   (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0050382 )

CURRANT, A.P. & Eastham, A. 2012. The fauna. Pp. 100-117 in S. Aldhouse-Green, R. Peterson and E.A. Walker (eds) Neanderthals in Wales: Pontnewydd and the Elwy Valley caves. 

ERICSSON, R., Knight, R. & JOHANSON, Z. 2013. Evolution and development of the vertebrate neck. Journal of Anatomy, 222(1): 67-78.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7580.2012.01530.x )

Graham, A. & JOHANSON, Z. 2013. Special Issue on 'Vertebrate Evolutionary Development Biology'. Journal of Anatomy, 222(1): 1-1.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joa.12017 )

Pinhasi, R., Nioradze, M., Tushabramishvili, N., Lordkipanidze, D., Pleurdeau, D., Moncel, M.H., Adler, D.S., STRINGER, C. & Higham, T.F.G. 2012. New chronology for the Middle Palaeolithic of the southern Caucasus suggests early demise of Neanderthals in this region. Journal of Human Evolution, 63(6): 770-780.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2012.08.004 )

 

 

  

LIFE SCIENCES 

 

AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES

MORTON, B. 2012. Graveyards under the sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64(11): 2273-2274.   (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.09.025 )

Hollander, J., Smadja, C.M., Butlin, R.K. & REID, D.G. 2013. Genital divergence in sympatric sister snails. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26(1): 210-215. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.12029 )

 

 

GENOMIC AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY

Guillou, L., Bachar, D., Audic, S., BASS, D., BERNEY, C., Bittner, L., Boutte, C., Burgaud, G., de Vargas, C., Decelle, J., del Campo, J., Dolan, J.R., Dunthorn, M., Edvardsen, B., Holzmann, M., Kooistra, W., Lara, E., Le Bescot, N., Logares, R., Mahe, F., Massana, R., Montresor, M., Morard, R., Not, F., Pawlowski, J., Probert, I., Sauvadet, A.L., Siano, R., Stoeck, T., Vaulot, D., Zimmermann, P. & Christen, R. 2013. The Protist Ribosomal Reference database (PR2): a catalog of unicellular eukaryote Small Sub-Unit rRNA sequences with curated taxonomy. Nucleic Acids Research, 41(D1): D597-D604.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gks1160 )

HAWKSWORTH, D.L. 2013. The oldest sequenced fungal specimen. Lichenologist, 45(1): 131-132.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0024282912000710 )

Pan, H.B., Gao, F., Lin, X.F., WARREN, A. & Song, W.B. 2013. Three New Loxophyllum Species (Ciliophora: Pleurostomatida) from China with a Brief Review of the Marine and Brackish Loxophyllum Species. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 60(1): 44-56.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12005 )

Pawlowski, J., Audic, S., Adl, S., BASS, D., Belbahri, L., BERNEY, C., Bowser, S.S., Cepicka, I., Decelle, J., Dunthorn, M., Fiore-Donno, A.M., Gile, G.H., Holzmann, M., Jahn, R., Jirku, M., Keeling, P.J., Kostka, M., Kudryavtsev, A., Lara, E., Lukes, J., Mann, D.G., Mitchell, E.A.D., Nitsche, F., Romeralo, M., Saunders, G.W., Simpson, A.G.B., Smirnov, A.V., Spouge, J.L., Stern, R.F., Stoeck, T., Zimmermann, J., Schindel, D. & de Vargas, C. 2012. CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding Eukaryotic Richness beyond the Animal, Plant, and Fungal Kingdoms. Plos Biology, 10(11): Article no. e1001419. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001419 )

Xu, H.L., Jiang, Y., Zhang, W., Zhu, M.Z., Al-Rasheid, K.A.S. & WARREN, A. 2013. Annual variations in body-size spectra of planktonic ciliate communities and their relationships to environmental conditions: a case study in Jiaozhou Bay, northern China. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93(1): 47-55.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0025315412001075 )

 

 

PARASITES & VECTORS

Chen, B., HARBACH, R.E., Walton, C., He, Z.B., Zhong, D.B., Yan, G.Y. & Butlin, R.K. 2012. Population genetics of the malaria vector Anopheles aconitus in China and Southeast Asia. Infection Genetics and Evolution, 12(8): 1958-1967.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2012.08.007 )

DANABALAN, R., Ponsonby, D.J. & LINTON, Y.M. 2012. A critical assessment of available molecular identification tools for determining the status of Culex pipiens s.l. in the United Kingdom. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 28(4): 68-74. 

Gasser, R.B., Jabbar, A., Mohandas, N., Schnyder, M., Deplazes, P., LITTLEWOOD, D.T.J. & Jex, A.R. 2012. Mitochondrial genome of Angiostrongylus vasorum: Comparison with congeners and implications for studying the population genetics and epidemiology of this parasite. Infection Genetics and Evolution, 12(8): 1884-1891.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2012.07.022 )

HARBACH, R.E. 2012. Culex pipiens: species versus species complex - taxonomic history and perspective. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 28(4): 10-23. 

KNOPP, S., Mohammed, K.A., Ali, S.M., Khamis, I.S., Ame, S.M., Albonico, M., GOUVRAS, A., Fenwick, A., Savioli, L., Colley, D.G., Utzinger, J., Person, B. & ROLLINSON, D. 2012. Study and implementation of urogenital schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach. Bmc Public Health, 12.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-930 )

RICHARDS, C.S., ROWLINSON, C.C., CUTTIFORD, L., Grimsley, R. & HALL, M.J.R. 2013. Decomposed liver has a significantly adverse affect on the development rate of the blowfly Calliphora vicina. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 127(1): 259-262. 

(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-012-0697-3 )

RICHARDS, C.S., ROWLINSON, C.C. & HALL, M.J.R. 2013. Effects of storage temperature on the change in size of Calliphora vicina larvae during preservation in 80% ethanol. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 127(1): 231-241.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-012-0683-9 )

 

 

PLANTS

Kelly, L.J., Leitch, A.R., Clarkson, J.J., KNAPP, S. & Chase, M.W. 2013. Reconstructing the complex evolutionary origin of wild allopolyploid tobaccos (Nicotiana section Suaveolentes). Evolution, 67(1): 80-94.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01748.x )

ELLIS, L.T. 2012. Typification of Dawsonia polytrichoides R.Br. (Musci, Polytrichaceae). Journal of Bryology, 34: 296-U7.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743282012y.0000000016 )

ELLIS, L.T., Bednarek-Ochyra, H., Ochyra, R., Cykowska, B., Dulin, M.V., Ezer, T., Kara, R., Flores, J.R., Suarez, G.M., Garcia, C., Martins, A., Sergio, C., Garilleti, R., Kirmaci, M., Agcagil, E., Kurbatova, L.E., Lebouvier, M., Papp, B., Szurdoki, E., Philippov, D.A., Plasek, V., Pocs, T., Sabovljevic, M., Sawicki, J., Sim-Sim, M., Szuecs, P., Bidlo, A., Vana, J., Vigalondo, B., Lara, F., Draper, I., Virchenko, V.M. & Wolski, G.J. 2012. New national and regional bryophyte records, 33. Journal of Bryology, 34: 281-291.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743282012y.0000000030)

 

 

TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES

CAMERON, R.A.D., Triantis, K.A., Parent, C.E., Guilhaumon, F., Alonso, M.R., Ibanez, M., Martins, A.M.D., Ladle, R.J. & Whittaker, R.J. 2013. Snails on oceanic islands: testing the general dynamic model of oceanic island biogeography using linear mixed effect models. Journal of Biogeography, 40(1): 117-130. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02781.x )

HANSSON, C. & Shevtsova, E. 2012. Revision of the European species of Omphale Haliday (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Eulophidae). Zookeys(232): 1-157.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.232.3625 )

Mironov, V.G. & GALSWORTHY, A.C. 2012. A generic level review of Eupithecia Curtis and some closely related genera based on the Palaearctic, Nearctic and Oriental fauna (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae). Zootaxa(3587): 46-64.  

Rougerie, R., Haxaire, J., KITCHING, I.J. & Hebert, P.D.N. 2012. DNA barcodes and morphology reveal a hybrid hawkmoth in Tahiti (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Invertebrate Systematics, 26(5-6): 445-450.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/is12029 )

SHUBERT, E. 2012. Use and misuse of the Impact Factor. Systematics and Biodiversity, 10(4): 391-394.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2012.753716 )

TENNENT, W.J. & Rawlins, A. 2012. A new Jamides Huebner, 1819 from the islands of North Maluku, Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo, 33(2-3): 139-141.  

Wang, R.-R., WEBB, M.D. & Liang, A.-P. 2012. Review of Lavora Muir (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae) with descriptions of two new species from Solomon Islands. Insect Systematics & Evolution, 43(3-4): 299-319.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1876312x-04303005 )

 

 

VERTEBRATES

BRITZ, R., Ali, A., Philip, S., Kumar, K. & Raghavan, R. 2012. First record from the wild of Carinotetraodon imitator in Peninsular India (Teleostei: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 23(2): 105-109. 

Helgen, K.M., PORTELA-MIGUEZ, R., Kohen, J.L. & Helgen, L.E. 2012. Twentieth century occurrence of the Long-Beaked Echidna Zaglossus bruijnii in the Kimberley region of Australia. Zookeys(255): 103-132.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.255.3774 )

HU, X., Huang, J. & WARREN, A. 2012. The morphology and phylogeny of two euplotid ciliates, Diophrys blakeneyensis spec. nov and Diophrys oligothrix Borror, 1965 (Protozoa, Ciliophora, Euplotida). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 62: 2757-2773.   (http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.039503-0 )

Kotharambath, R., WILKINSON, M., Oommen, O.V., George, S., Nussbaum, R.A. & GOWER, D.J. 2012. On the systematics, distribution and conservation status of Ichthyophis longicephalus Pillai, 1986 (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae). Journal of Natural History, 46(47-48): 2935-2959.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2012.717972 )

   

 

SCIENCE FACILITIES

Chalar, C., Salome, M., Senorale-Pose, M., Marin, M., WILLIAMS, C.T. & Dauphin, Y. 2013. A high resolution analysis of the structure and chemical composition of the calcareous corpuscles from Mesocestoides corti. Micron, 44: 185-192.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2012.06.008 )

Dauphin, Y., BALL, A.D., Castillo-Michel, H., Chevallard, C., Cuif, J.-P., Farre, B., Pouvreau, S. & Salome, M. 2013. In situ distribution and characterization of the organic content of the oyster shell Crassostrea gigas (Mollusca, Bivalvia). Micron, 44: 373-383 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2012.09.002 )

Oliveira, S.S., Amorim, D.d.S. & BLAGODEROV, V. 2012. Redescription of the enigmatic Thoracotropis cypriformis Freeman (Diptera, Mycetophilidae). Revista Brasileira De Entomologia, 56(4): 458-462. 

Price, M.C., KEARSLEY, A.T. & Burchell, M.J. 2013. Validation of the Preston-Tonks-Wallace strength model at strain rates approaching similar to 10(11) s(-1) for Al-1100, tantalum and copper using hypervelocity impact crater morphologies. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 52: 1-10.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2012.09.001 )

Schmahl, W.W., Griesshaber, E., Kelm, K., Goetz, A., Jordan, G., BALL, A., Xu, D.Y., Merkel, C. & Brand, U. 2012. Hierarchical structure of marine shell biomaterials: biomechanical functionalization of calcite by brachiopods. Zeitschrift Fur Kristallographie, 227(11): 793-804.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1524/zkri.2012.1542 )

Siidra, O.I., Krivovichev, S.V., Turner, R.W., RUMSEY, M.S. & SPRATT, J. 2013. Crystal chemistry of layered Pb oxychloride minerals with PbO-related structures: Part I. Crystal structure of hereroite, Pb32O20(O,square) (AsO4)(2) (Si,As,V,Mo)O-4 (2)Cl-10. American Mineralogist, 98(1): 248-255.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am.2013.4241 )

Siidra, O.I., Krivovichev, S.V., Turner, R.W., RUMSEY, M.S. & SPRATT, J. 2013. Crystal chemistry of layered Pb oxychloride minerals with PbO-related structures: Part II. Crystal structure of vladkrivovichevite, Pb32O18 Pb4Mn2O Cl-14(BO3)(8)center dot 2H(2)O. American Mineralogist, 98(1): 256-261.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am.2013.4244 )

ZAITSEV, A.N., WILLIAMS, C.T., WALL, F. & Zolotarev, A.A. 2012. Evolution of chemical composition of pyrochlore group minerals from phoscorites and carbonatites of the Khibina alkaline massif. Geology of Ore Deposits, 54(7): 503-515.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/s1075701512070094 )

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Department of Life Sciences Seminar

 

The origin of land plants-fungus symbioses: novel insights from the bryophyte clade

 

 

Silvia Pressel

Plants, Dept of Life Sciences, NHM

 

Wednesday 20 of February 11:00
Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)


Bryophytes (liverworts, mosses and hornworts) are the closest living relatives to the first land plants. Because of their evolutionary position, bryophytes are considered key to understanding the origin and evolution of some of the major adaptations that drove plant terrestrialization: cuticle, stomata, intercellular spaces, conducting cells and fungal symbioses.  In this seminar I will focus on the latter and will discuss how our latest collaborative research is providing novel insights on the earliest symbiotic events between land plants and fungi.  Our discovery that the Mucoromycotina, a fungal lineage thought to have diverged earlier than the Glomeromycota, are the ubiquitous symbionts in liverworts from the earliest divergent clade of land plants (Haplomitriopsida) directly challenges the long-held paradigm that glomeromycotes formed the ancestral land plant-fungus symbiosis.  On the other hand, our latest anatomical and molecular phylogenetic data on the mycobionts of hornworts – currently considered the sister group to tracheophytes - show that in this group both Glomeromycota and Mucoromycotina fungi can form symbioses, and often simultaneously. This discovery suggests that ancient terrestrial plants relied on a more versatile and wider repertoire of fungi than hitherto assumed and further highlights the so far unappreciated ecological and evolutionary role of the Mucoromycotina, a largely ‘forgotten’ primeval fungal lineage.

 

 

 

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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MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON AGM

 

Species delimitation and chirality: molluscs as model organisms

 

17 April 2013
Flett Theatre, NHM London


Programme (tbc):

1.30-2.00pm:  Malacological Society of London AGM
2.00-3.00pm: Nico Puillandre: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Departement Systematique et Evolution, Paris “Large scale species delimitation method for hyperdiverse group”
3.00-3.30pm:  coffee & tea
3.30-4.30pm: Menno Schilthuizen: Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Leiden "Through the looking glass: mirror images in animal form"
4.30-6.00pm:  wine and discussion

 

 

Large scale species delimitation method for hyperdiverse group
Nico Puillandre


Speciation is rarely an instantaneous event, but rather a process during which the characters (DNA, morphology, ecology...) will accumulate differences at various rhythms. Consequently, species delimitation methods should rely on several lines of evidence, and species should be considered as hypotheses that will be modified with additional characters. Furthermore, traditional approaches are sometimes not adapted, especially in hyperdiverse groups such as the Turridae (Gastropoda, Conoidea), where most of the species remain unknown and where homoplasy and plasticity makes morphological characters weakly reliable. We propose to overcome these difficulties by using first COI barcodes, analysed with a new method we developed, called ABGD (Automatic Barcode Gap Discovery), which automatically identifies in the pairwise distribution of genetic distances the limit between intra and interspecific distances. We use a range of prior intraspecific divergence to infer from the data a model-based limit for intraspecific divergence. The method then detects the barcode gap as the first significant gap beyond this limit and uses it to partition the data. Inference of the limit and gap detection are then recursively applied to previously obtained groups to get finer partitions until there is no further partitioning. Species hypotheses obtained with ABGD were also compared with results from GMYC, and then modified and validated using other available evidences (an unlinked gene – 28S, geographic and bathymetrical distributions and morphological characters) in an integrative context. Following this methodology, we delimited 94 species of Turridae, of which more than 50 are likely new to science.

 

Through the looking glass: mirror images in animal form
Menno Schilthuizen

 

Although many animals, especially the so-called Bilateria, seem bilaterally symmetric, many are internally strongly asymmetric, and some even externally. Snails are a good example of the latter. With the exception of their head and foot, their bodies are coiled helically. Although the spiral-like shape of snails is very familiar, the phenomenon poses many riddles. For example, we still don't fully understand the genetics and development of coiled development. Another mystery is how and why right-handed coiling evolves from left-handed coiling and vice versa, and how some species maintain both coiling morphs in the same population. In this talk, I will explore the evolution of asymmetry in snails, and then expand the malacological insights to asymmetry in the body shapes of other animals.

 

 

Registration: Registration is free, but please email the organizer, Suzanne Williams (s.williams@nhm.ac.uk) and let her know you will attend the meeting.

 

 

 

 

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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Department of Life Sciences Seminar

 

 

Cetacean Strandings and the NHM: 100 years of recording, collecting and research

 

Brian Smith, Richard Sabin, Molly Clery

Department of Life Sciences, NHM

 

Wednesday 13 of February 11:00
Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)


In 1913 the museum initiated the systematic recording of all cetaceans that die along the shores of the British Isles. On this day one hundred years ago the first stranded animal was recorded by the museum.  The National Whale Stranding Recording Scheme has been collecting data ever since. Through the scheme the NHM has had access to the cetaceans that come ashore for research and its collections.

The talk will be split into 3 sections, the history of the scheme, benefit to the collections and the current scheme.

 

 

 

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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Department of Life Sciences Seminars

 

 

The earliest appearance of pearls in the paleontological record: clues for complex parasite life cycles or fossil biases?


Kenneth De Baets

School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

 

Wednesday 6 of February 11:00
Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)

 

 

Recent molecular studies have suggested that the basal parasitic flatworms (Neodermata) had a simple life cycle, while more derived parasitic flatworms (Cestoda, Trematoda) developed complex life cycles. The intermediate stages of cestodes and trematodes have commonly been implicated in the formation of pearls or other shell secretions in recent bivalves. Late Paleozoic blister and early Mesozoic free pearls in fossil bivalves and other mollusks have therefore often been used as an indication for the presence of complex parasite life cycles. We investigated the occurrence of fossil pearls in mollusks as well parasitic flatworms fossils through geological time in an up to date ecological and phylogenetic framework. Their fossil record proves to be extremely biased, particularly within the Paleozoic and Mesozoic. Furthermore, the occurrence of pearls in distantly related orders as well as various other mollusk phyla suggests an ancient origin of pearl-like structures in the earliest shelled mollusks. Although the flatworm body fossil record is very poor, it does agree with the idea that parasitic flatworms coevolved with their vertebrate hosts to some extent. In absence of reliable parasitic flatworm fossils, the host fossil record is often used to calibrate molecular clocks. Using the host fossil record to test the hypothesis of coevolution leads to circularity, which might be resolved by calibrating parasite molecular clocks with biogeographic events instead.

 

 

 

 

Molecular clocks and tectonic blocks

Kenneth De Baets

School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

 

Friday 8 of February 11:00
Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)

 

 

Establishing an evolutionary timescale is the fundamental yet elusive goal of the earth and life sciences. Molecular clock methodology has usurped completely the role of the incomplete fossil record in establishing an evolutionary timescale but, ironically, it remains reliant on palaeontological data for calibration. Not surprisingly, it has become popular to eschew the fossil evidence entirely, instead calibrating divergence time analyses using geochronologically dated tectonic events that have left a phylogenetic footprint of divergence in evolutionary lineages. Unfortunately, tectonic calibrations have not enjoyed the same scrutiny and, therefore the development, as fossil calibrations. The profound accuracy and precision of geochronological dates of rock units belies their accuracy and precision in dating divergence events because:  these biogeographic calibrations are rarely, if ever, justified; (ii) in eschewing fossil evidence, biogeographic calibrations assume the biogeography of living organisms is a faithful reflection of their ancestral lineages; (iii) age evidence is equally rarely established; (iv) tectonic episodes are protracted and so they should be represented by spans of time, not single dates; (v) biogeographic events have a different impact on lineages dependent on their ecology. These limitations can be overcome or, at least controlled for since, like fossil calibrations, vicariance-based calibrations can be implemented as probabilistic constraints that span an interval of time, entertaining the probability that the tectonic event was causal to the calibrating node, (ii) errors in the accuracy of dating the tectonic event, (iii) the temporal extent of the tectonic episode, (iv) the differential impact of the tectonic event on organisms with different ecologies. Finally, we would argue that palaeontological evidence can add to knowledge of the historical biogeography and ecology of evolutionary lineages supplementing insights provided by the extant biodiversity.

 

 

 

 

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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)
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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Posted by C Lowry Dec 13, 2012

Publications for the previous 4 to 5 weeks (Search done 12th December)

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

 

EARTH SCIENCES

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY

ELANGOVAN, P., HEZEL, D.C., HOWARD, L., ARMSTRONG, R. & ABEL, R.L. 2012. PhaseQuant: A tool for quantifying tomographic data sets of geological specimens. Computers & Geosciences, 48: 323-329.  (Scientific Associate, Core funded)

Thorne, R., Roberts, S. & HERRINGTON, R. 2012. The formation and evolution of the Bitincke nickel laterite deposit, Albania. Mineralium Deposita, 47(8): 933-947. 

 

INVERTEBRATES AND PLANTS

Di MARTINO, E. & TAYLOR, P.D. 2012. Pyrisinellidae, a new family of anascan cheilostome bryozoans. Zootaxa(3534): 1-20. 

Edwards, D., SELDEN, P.A. & Axe, L. 2012. Selective Feeding In An Early Devonian Terrestrial Ecosystem. Palaios, 27(7-8): 509-522. 

LEGG, D.A., Sutton, M.D., EDGECOMBE, G.D. & Caron, J.B. 2012. Cambrian bivalved arthropod reveals origin of arthrodization. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279(1748): 4699-4704. 

MA, X., Hou, X., EDGECOMBE, G.D. & Strausfeld, N.J. 2012. Complex brain and optic lobes in an early Cambrian arthropod. Nature, 490(7419): 258-261. 

OWEN, H.G. 2012. The Gault Group (Early Cretaceous, Albian), in East Kent, SE England; its lithology and ammonite biozonation. Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 123(5): 742-765. 

SMITH, A.B., Lloyd, G.T. & McGowan, A.J. 2012. Phanerozoic marine diversity: rock record modelling provides an independent test of large-scale trends. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279(1746): 4489-4495. 

Torsvik, T.H. & COCKS, L.R.M. 2012. From Wegener until now: the development of our understanding of Earth's Phanerozoic evolution. Geologica Belgica, 15(3): 181-192. 

Torsvik, T.H., Van der Voo, R., Preeden, U., Mac Niocaill, C., Steinberger, B., Doubrovine, P.V., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Domeier, M., Gaina, C., Tohver, E., Meert, J.G., McCausland, P.J.A. & COCKS, L.R.M. 2012. Phanerozoic polar wander, palaeogeography and dynamics. Earth-Science Reviews, 114(3-4): 325-368. 

 

MINERAL AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

Aoudjehane, H.C., Avice, G., Barrat, J.A., Boudouma, O., Chen, G., Duke, M.J.M., Franchi, I.A., Gattacceca, J., GRADY, M.M., Greenwood, R.C., Herd, C.D.K., Hewins, R., Jambon, A., Marty, B., Rochette, P., SMITH, C.L., Sautter, V., Verchovsky, A., Weber, P. & Zanda, B. 2012. Tissint Martian Meteorite: A Fresh Look at the Interior, Surface, and Atmosphere of Mars. Science, 338(6108): 785-788. 

 

 

VERTEBRATES, ANTHROPOLOGY & MICROPALAEONTOLOGY

Han, F.L., BARRETT, P.M., Butler, R.J. & Xu, X. 2012. Postcranial anatomy of Jeholosaurus Shangyuanensis (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian formation of China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32(6): 1370-1395. 

Blumenschine, R.J., Stanistreet, I.G., Njau, J.K., Bamford, M.K., Masao, F.T., Albert, R.M., Stollhofen, H., ANDREWS, P., Prassack, K.A., McHenry, L.J., Fernandez-Jalvo, Y., Camilli, E.L. & Ebert, J.I. 2012. Environments and hominin activities across the FLK Peninsula during Zinjanthropus times (1.84 Ma), Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Journal of Human Evolution, 63(2): 364-383. 

Nesbitt, S.J., BARRETT, P.M., Werning, S., Sidor, C.A. & Charig, A.J. 2013. The oldest dinosaur? A Middle Triassic dinosauriform from Tanzania Biology  Letters, 9 (1): doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0949  

Rücklin, M., Donoghue, P.C.J., JOHANSON, Z., Trinajstic, K., Marone, F., Stampanoni, M., et al. 2012. Development of teeth and jaws in the earliest jawed vertebrates Nature, 491: 748-751. 

Stuart, A.J. & LISTER, A.M. 2012. Extinction chronology of the woolly rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis in the context of late Quaternary megafaunal extinctions in northern Eurasia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 51: 1-17. 

 

 

LIFE SCIENCES 

 

AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES

CARPENTER, D., HAMMOND, P.M., SHERLOCK, E., LIDGETT, A., LEIGH, K. & EGGLETON, P. 2012. Biodiversity of soil macrofauna in the New Forest: a benchmark study across a national park landscape. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21(13): 3385-3410. 

GRUHL, A. & OKAMURA, B. 2012. Development and myogenesis of the vermiform Buddenbrockia (Myxozoa) and implications for cnidarian body plan evolution. Evodevo, 3: Article 10. 

HAYES, P., Justine, J.L. & BOXSHALL, G.A. 2012. The genus Caligus Muller, 1785 (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida): two new species from reef associated fishes in New Caledonia, and some nomenclatural problems resolved. Zootaxa(3534): 21-39. 

Juttner, I., CHIMONIDES, P.J. & Ormerod, S.J. 2012. Developing a diatom monitoring network in an urban river-basin: initial assessment and site selection. Hydrobiologia, 695(1): 137-151. 

Kaji, T., Maran, B.A.V., Kondoh, Y., Ohtsuka, S., BOXSHALL, G.A. & Tsukagoshi, A. 2012. The lunule of caligid copepods: an evolutionarily novel structure. Evolution & Development, 14(6): 465-475. 

Norlinder, E., Nygren, A., WIKLUND, H. & Pleijel, F. 2012. Phylogeny of scale-worms (Aphroditiformia, Annelida), assessed from 18SrRNA, 28SrRNA, 16SrRNA, mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI), and morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 65(2): 490-500. 

WILLIAMS, S.T. 2012. Advances in molecular systematics of the vetigastropod superfamily Trochoidea. Zoologica Scripta, 41(6): 571-595. 

 

 

GENOMIC AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY

Adl, S.M., Simpson, A.G.B., Lane, C.E., Lukes, J., BASS, D., Bowser, S.S., Brown, M.W., Burki, F., Dunthorn, M., Hampl, V., Heiss, A., Hoppenrath, M., Lara, E., le Gall, L., Lynn, D.H., McManus, H., Mitchell, E.A.D., Mozley-Stanridge, S.E., Parfrey, L.W., Pawlowski, J., Rueckert, S., Shadwick, L., Schoch, C.L., Smirnov, A. & Spiegel, F.W. 2012. The Revised Classification of Eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 59(5): 429-493. 

Hernandez-Triana, L.M., Crainey, J.L., HALL, A., Fatih, F., MACKENZIE-DODDS, J., SHELLEY, A.J., Zhou, X., Post, R.J., Gregory, T.R. & Hebert, P.D.N. 2012. DNA barcodes reveal cryptic genetic diversity within the blackfly subgenus Trichodagmia Enderlein (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium) and related taxa in the New World. Zootaxa(3514): 43-69. 

JUNGBLUT, A.D., Vincent, W.F. & Lovejoy, C. 2012. Eukaryotes in Arctic and Antarctic cyanobacterial mats. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 82(2): 416-428. 

JUNGBLUT, A.D., Wood, S.A., Hawes, I., Webster-Brown, J. & Harris, C. 2012. The Pyramid Trough Wetland: environmental and biological diversity in a newly created Antarctic protected area. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 82(2): 356-366. 

SIMS, P.A. & Witkowski, J. 2012. Generic limits within the Eupodiscaceae: I. Observations on three unusual species of Cerataulus, with reference to the type species, C. turgidus. Diatom Research, 27(4): 223-236. 

Weerakoon, G., Aptroot, A., Lumbsch, H.T., WOLSELEY, P.A., Wijeyaratne, S.C. & GUEIDAN, C. 2012. New molecular data on Pyrenulaceae from Sri Lanka reveal two well-supported groups within this family. Lichenologist, 44(5): 639-647. 

 

 

PARASITES & VECTORS

BRAY, R.A. & Cribb, T.H. 2012. Reorganisation of the superfamily Lepocreadioidea Odhner, 1905 based on an inferred molecular phylogeny. Systematic Parasitology, 83(3): 169-177. 

Eiras, J.C., Lu, Y.S., GIBSON, D.I., Fiala, I., Saraiva, A., Cruz, C. & Santos, M.J. 2012. Synopsis of the species of Chloromyxum Mingazinni, 1890 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Chloromyxidae). Systematic Parasitology, 83(3): 203-225. 

Hernandez-Triana, L.M., Crainey, J.L., HALL, A., Fatih, F., MACKENZIE-DODDS, J., SHELLEY, A.J., Zhou, X., Post, R.J., Gregory, T.R. & Hebert, P.D.N. 2012. DNA barcodes reveal cryptic genetic diversity within the blackfly subgenus Trichodagmia Enderlein (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium) and related taxa in the New World. Zootaxa(3514): 43-69. 

Huhtamo, E., Moureau, G., COOK, S., Julkunen, O., Putkuri, N., Kurkela, S., Uzcategui, N.Y., HARBACH, R.E., Gould, E.A., Vapalahti, O. & de Lamballerie, X. 2012. Novel insect-specific flavivirus isolated from northern Europe. Virology, 433(2): 471-478. 

LEFEBVRE, F., Wielgoss, S., Nagasawa, K. & Moravec, F. 2012. On the origin of Anguillicoloides crassus, the invasive nematode of anguillid eels. Aquatic Invasions, 7(4): 443-453. 

Swiderski, Z., Miquel, J., Marigo, A.M. & GIBSON, D.I. 2012. Ultrastructure of vitellogenesis and vitellocytes in the trypanorhynch cestode Aporhynchus menezesi, a parasite of the velvet belly lanternshark Etmopterus spinax. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 335(9): 573-584. 

WEBSTER, B.L., EMERY, A.M., Webster, J.P., GOUVRAS, A., Garba, A., Diaw, O., Seye, M.M., Tchuente, L.A.T., Simoonga, C., Mwanga, J., Lange, C., Kariuki, C., Mohammed, K.A., Stothard, J.R. & ROllINSON, D. 2012. Genetic Diversity within Schistosoma haematobium: DNA Barcoding Reveals Two Distinct Groups. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6(10). 

 

PLANTS

Cantonati, M., Fureder, L., Gerecke, R., Juttner, I. & COX, E.J. 2012. Crenic habitats, hotspots for freshwater biodiversity conservation: toward an understanding of their ecology. Freshwater Science, 31(2): 463-480. 

Dong, S.S., Schafer-Verwimp, A., Meinecke, P., Feldberg, K., Bombosch, A., Pocs, T., Schmidt, A.R., Reitner, J., SCHNEIDER, H. & Heinrichs, J. 2012. Tramps, narrow endemics and morphologically cryptic species in the epiphyllous liverwort Diplasiolejeunea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 65(2): 582-594. 

Iamonico, D. & JARVIS, C.E. 2012. Lectotypification of Linnaean names in the genus Celosia L. (Amaranthaceae). Taxon, 61(5): 1101-1102. 

Iamonico, D., Sukhorukov, A.P. & JARVIS, C.E. 2012. Lectotypification of the Linnaean name Anabasis foliosa L. (Chenopodiaceae). Taxon, 61(5): 1103-1104. 

KNAPP, S. 2012. The Life of a Leaf [Book Review]. Nature, 490(7420): 339-340. 

Mols-Mortensen, A., Neefus, C.D., Nielsen, R., Gunnarsson, K., Egilsdottir, S., Pedersen, P.M. & BRODIE, J. 2012. New insights into the biodiversity and generic relationships of foliose Bangiales (Rhodophyta) in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. European Journal of Phycology, 47(2): 146-159. 

Van de Vijver, B., Ector, L. & COX, E.J. 2012. Ultrastructure of Diatomella balfouriana with a discussion of septum-like structures in diatom genera. Diatom Research, 27(4): 213-221. 

 

 

TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES

Burckhardt, D. & OUVRARD, D. 2012. A revised classification of the jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera: Psylloidea). Zootaxa(3509): 1-34. 

CARPENTER, D., HAMMOND, P.M., SHERLOCK, E., LIDGETT, A., LEIGH, K. & EGGLETON, P. 2012. Biodiversity of soil macrofauna in the New Forest: a benchmark study across a national park landscape. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21(13): 3385-3410.

Dankittipakul, P. & BECCALONI, J. 2012. Validation and new synonymies proposed for Cheiracanthium species from South and Southeast Asia (Araneae, Clubionidae). Zootaxa(3510): 77-86. 

KUHLMANN, M. 2012. Two new species of the South African endemic bee genus Rediviva Friese (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae). Zootaxa(3517): 71-78. 

Oberprieler, S.K., RASNITSYN, A.P. & Brothers, D.J. 2012. The first wasps from the Upper Jurassic of Australia (Hymenoptera: Evanioidea, Praeaulacidae). Zootaxa(3503): 47-54.  (

Pham, N.T., BROAD, G.R. & Zwakhals, K. 2012. First record of the genus Dolichomitus Smith (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) from Vietnam, with description of one new species. Zootaxa(3519): 77-84. 

Veijalainen, A., Wahlberg, N., BROAD, G.R., Erwin, T.L., Longino, J.T. & Saaksjarvi, I.E. 2012. Unprecedented ichneumonid parasitoid wasp diversity in tropical forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279(1748): 4694-4698. 

 

VERTEBRATES

BRITZ, R. & Toledo-Piza, M. 2012. Egg surface structure of the freshwater toadfish Thalassophryne amazonica (Teleostei: Batrachoididae) with information on its distribution and natural habitat. Neotropical Ichthyology, 10(3): 593-599. 

 

 

SCIENCE FACILITIES

Burnham, A.D. & BERRY, A.J. 2012. An experimental study of trace element partitioning between zircon and melt as a function of oxygen fugacity. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 95: 196-212. 

Chakhmouradian, A.R. & ZAITSEV, A.N. 2012. Rare Earth Mineralization in Igneous Rocks: Sources and Processes. Elements, 8(5): 347-353. 

ELANGOVAN, P., HEZEL, D.C., HOWARD, L., ARMSTRONG, R. & ABEL, R.L. 2012. PhaseQuant: A tool for quantifying tomographic data sets of geological specimens. Computers & Geosciences, 48: 323-329. 

Hernandez-Triana, L.M., Crainey, J.L., HALL, A., Fatih, F., MACKENZIE-DODDS, J., SHELLEY, A.J., Zhou, X., Post, R.J., Gregory, T.R. & Hebert, P.D.N. 2012. DNA barcodes reveal cryptic genetic diversity within the blackfly subgenus Trichodagmia Enderlein (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium) and related taxa in the New World. Zootaxa(3514): 43-69. 

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