Dr David Nicholson

Dr David Nicholson

Postdoctoral Researcher - NERC Turtles Eye

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology
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Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of York, Department of Biology, 2008 - 2013

BSc (Hons), University of Portsmouth, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2003 - 2007

Publications

Clapham ME, Karr JA, Nicholson DB, Ross AJ, Mayhew PJ (2016) Ancient origin of high taxonomic richness among insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283 (1824) : 20152476 - 20152476. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2476

Nicholson DB, Holroyd PA, Benson RBJ, Barrett PM (2015) Climate-mediated diversification of turtles in the Cretaceous. Nature Communications, 6 : 7848 - 7848. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8848

Nicholson DB, Mayhew PJ, Ross AJ (2015) Changes to the Fossil Record of Insects through Fifteen Years of Discovery. PLOS ONE, 10 (7) : e0128554 - e0128554. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128554

Rainford JL, Hofreiter M, Nicholson DB, Mayhew PJ (2014) Phylogenetic Distribution of Extant Richness Suggests Metamorphosis Is a Key Innovation Driving Diversification in Insects. PLoS ONE, 9 (10) : e109085 - e109085. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109085

Nicholson DB, Ross AJ, Mayhew PJ (2014) Fossil evidence for key innovations in the evolution of insect diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281 (1793) : 20141823 - 20141823. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1823

Ross AJ, Nicholson DB, Jarzembowski EA (2013) Case 3634 omaliidae Handlirsch, 1904 (Insecta, Archaeorthoptera) and xenopteridae Pinto, 1986 (Insecta, Megasecoptera): proposed emendation to omaliaidae and xenopteraidae respectively to remove homonymy with omaliinae MacLeay, 1825 (Insecta, Coleoptera) and xenopteridae Riek, 1955 (Insecta, Orthoptera). The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 70 (3) : 166 - 170. doi: 10.21805/bzn.v70i3.a9

Ross AJ, Nicholson DB, Jarzembowski EA (2013) boltonocostidae nom. nov. (Insecta, Hypoperlida), a replacement name for orthocostidae Bolton, 1912. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 70 (4) : 291 - 292. doi: 10.21805/bzn.v70i4.a16

Davis RB, Nicholson DB, Saunders ELR, Mayhew PJ (2011) Fossil gaps inferred from phylogenies alter the apparent nature of diversification in dragonflies and their relatives. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11 (1) : doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-252

Introduction

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of York, Department of Biology, 2008 - 2013

BSc (Hons), University of Portsmouth, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2003 - 2007

Publications

Publications

Clapham ME, Karr JA, Nicholson DB, Ross AJ, Mayhew PJ (2016) Ancient origin of high taxonomic richness among insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283 (1824) : 20152476 - 20152476. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2476

Nicholson DB, Holroyd PA, Benson RBJ, Barrett PM (2015) Climate-mediated diversification of turtles in the Cretaceous. Nature Communications, 6 : 7848 - 7848. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8848

Nicholson DB, Mayhew PJ, Ross AJ (2015) Changes to the Fossil Record of Insects through Fifteen Years of Discovery. PLOS ONE, 10 (7) : e0128554 - e0128554. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128554

Rainford JL, Hofreiter M, Nicholson DB, Mayhew PJ (2014) Phylogenetic Distribution of Extant Richness Suggests Metamorphosis Is a Key Innovation Driving Diversification in Insects. PLoS ONE, 9 (10) : e109085 - e109085. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109085

Nicholson DB, Ross AJ, Mayhew PJ (2014) Fossil evidence for key innovations in the evolution of insect diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281 (1793) : 20141823 - 20141823. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1823

Ross AJ, Nicholson DB, Jarzembowski EA (2013) Case 3634 omaliidae Handlirsch, 1904 (Insecta, Archaeorthoptera) and xenopteridae Pinto, 1986 (Insecta, Megasecoptera): proposed emendation to omaliaidae and xenopteraidae respectively to remove homonymy with omaliinae MacLeay, 1825 (Insecta, Coleoptera) and xenopteridae Riek, 1955 (Insecta, Orthoptera). The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 70 (3) : 166 - 170. doi: 10.21805/bzn.v70i3.a9

Ross AJ, Nicholson DB, Jarzembowski EA (2013) boltonocostidae nom. nov. (Insecta, Hypoperlida), a replacement name for orthocostidae Bolton, 1912. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 70 (4) : 291 - 292. doi: 10.21805/bzn.v70i4.a16

Davis RB, Nicholson DB, Saunders ELR, Mayhew PJ (2011) Fossil gaps inferred from phylogenies alter the apparent nature of diversification in dragonflies and their relatives. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11 (1) : doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-252