Dr Thomas Simonsen

Researcher, Entomology

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects
Contact: email
Phone: 020-7942-6548

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc, Univeristy of Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Employment history

Academic

Researcher, Lepidoptera Systematics, Natural History Museum, London, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2009 - ongoing

Publications

Kodandaramaiah U, Simonsen TJ, Bromilow S, Wahlberg N, Sperling F (2013) Deceptive single-locus taxonomy and phylogeography: Wolbachia-associated divergence in mitochondrial DNA is not reflected in morphology and nuclear markers in a butterfly species. Ecology and Evolution, 3 (16) : 5167 - 5176. doi: 10.1002/ece3.886

Lowe T, Garwood RJ, Simonsen TJ, Bradley RS, Withers PJ (2013) Metamorphosis revealed: time-lapse three-dimensional imaging inside a living chrysalis. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10 (84) : 20130304 - 20130304. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2013.0304

Blagoderov V, Kitching I, Livermore L, Simonsen TJS, Smith V (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZooKeys, 209 (209) : 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Regier JC, Mitter C, Solis MA, Hayden JE, Landry B, Nuss M, Simonsen TJ, Yen SH, Zwick A, Cummings MP (2012) A molecular phylogeny for the pyraloid moths (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea) and its implications for higher-level classification. Systematic Entomology, 37 (4) : 635 - 656. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2012.00641.x

Richards CS, Simonsen TJ, Abel RL, Hall MJR, Schwyn DA, Wicklein M (2012) Virtual forensic entomology: Improving estimates of minimum post-mortem interval with 3D micro-computed tomography. Forensic Science International, 220 : 251 - 264. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.03.012

Simonsen TJ, De JongR, 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. doi: 10.1016/j.asd.2012.04.006

Penz C, Simonsen TJ, Devries P (2011) A new Orobrassolis butterfly (Nymphalidae, Brassolini): a casualty of habitat destruction?. Zootaxa, 2740 : 35 - 43.

Roe AD, Simonsen TJ (2011) Taxon: Phycitinae, http://www.leptree.net/lep_taxon_page/phycitinae . Lepidoptera Tree of Life. null :

Simonsen TJ (2011) Book Review: Zygaenid moths of Australia. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society,

Simonsen TJ, Zakharov EV, Djernaes M, Cotton AM, Vane-wright RI, Sperling FAH (2011) Phylogenetics and divergence times of Papilioninae (Lepidoptera) with special reference to the enigmatic genera Teinopalpus and Meandrusa. Cladistics, 27 : 113 - 137.

Van NieukerkenE, Kaila L, Kitching IJ, Kristensen NP, Lees DC, Minet J, Mitter C, Mutanen M, Regier JC, Simonsen TJ, Wahlberg N, Yen S-H, Zahiri R, Adamski D, Baixeras J, Bartsch D, Bengtsson B, Brown JW, Bucheli SR, Davis DR, De PrinsJ, De PrinsW, Epstein ME, Gentili-poole P, Gielis C, Hättenschwiler P, Hausmann A, Holloway JD, Kallies A, Karsholt O, Kawahara AY, Koster JC, Kozlov MV, Lafontaine JD, Lamas G, Landry J-F, Lee S, Nuss M, Park K-T, Penz CM, Rota J, Schintlmeister A, Schmidt BC, Sohn J-C, Solis MA, Tarmann GM, Warren AD, Weller S, Yakovlev RV, Zolotuhin VV, Zwick A (2011) Order Lepidoptera. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa, 3148 : 212 - 221.

Blagoderov V, Kitching IJ, Simonsen T, Smith V (2010) Report on trial of SatScan tray scanner system by SmartDrive Ltd. Nature Precedings

Simonsen TJ, Brown RL (2010) Evolution of Host Preferences in Cactus-feeding Pyralidae, Research to Support Integrated Management Systems of Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species. : Mississippi State UniversityMississippi State.

Simonsen TJ, Wahlberg N, Warren AD, Sperling FAH (2010) The evolutionary history of Boloria (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): phylogeny, zoogeography and larvalfoodplant relationships.. Systematics and Biodiversity, 8 (4) : 513 - 529. doi: 10.1080/14772000.2010.532833

Introduction

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc, Univeristy of Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Employment history

Academic

Researcher, Lepidoptera Systematics, Natural History Museum, London, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2009 - ongoing

Publications

Publications

Kodandaramaiah U, Simonsen TJ, Bromilow S, Wahlberg N, Sperling F (2013) Deceptive single-locus taxonomy and phylogeography: Wolbachia-associated divergence in mitochondrial DNA is not reflected in morphology and nuclear markers in a butterfly species. Ecology and Evolution, 3 (16) : 5167 - 5176. doi: 10.1002/ece3.886

Lowe T, Garwood RJ, Simonsen TJ, Bradley RS, Withers PJ (2013) Metamorphosis revealed: time-lapse three-dimensional imaging inside a living chrysalis. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10 (84) : 20130304 - 20130304. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2013.0304

Blagoderov V, Kitching I, Livermore L, Simonsen TJS, Smith V (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZooKeys, 209 (209) : 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Regier JC, Mitter C, Solis MA, Hayden JE, Landry B, Nuss M, Simonsen TJ, Yen SH, Zwick A, Cummings MP (2012) A molecular phylogeny for the pyraloid moths (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea) and its implications for higher-level classification. Systematic Entomology, 37 (4) : 635 - 656. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2012.00641.x

Richards CS, Simonsen TJ, Abel RL, Hall MJR, Schwyn DA, Wicklein M (2012) Virtual forensic entomology: Improving estimates of minimum post-mortem interval with 3D micro-computed tomography. Forensic Science International, 220 : 251 - 264. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.03.012

Simonsen TJ, De JongR, 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. doi: 10.1016/j.asd.2012.04.006

Penz C, Simonsen TJ, Devries P (2011) A new Orobrassolis butterfly (Nymphalidae, Brassolini): a casualty of habitat destruction?. Zootaxa, 2740 : 35 - 43.

Roe AD, Simonsen TJ (2011) Taxon: Phycitinae, http://www.leptree.net/lep_taxon_page/phycitinae . Lepidoptera Tree of Life. null :

Simonsen TJ (2011) Book Review: Zygaenid moths of Australia. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society,

Simonsen TJ, Zakharov EV, Djernaes M, Cotton AM, Vane-wright RI, Sperling FAH (2011) Phylogenetics and divergence times of Papilioninae (Lepidoptera) with special reference to the enigmatic genera Teinopalpus and Meandrusa. Cladistics, 27 : 113 - 137.

Van NieukerkenE, Kaila L, Kitching IJ, Kristensen NP, Lees DC, Minet J, Mitter C, Mutanen M, Regier JC, Simonsen TJ, Wahlberg N, Yen S-H, Zahiri R, Adamski D, Baixeras J, Bartsch D, Bengtsson B, Brown JW, Bucheli SR, Davis DR, De PrinsJ, De PrinsW, Epstein ME, Gentili-poole P, Gielis C, Hättenschwiler P, Hausmann A, Holloway JD, Kallies A, Karsholt O, Kawahara AY, Koster JC, Kozlov MV, Lafontaine JD, Lamas G, Landry J-F, Lee S, Nuss M, Park K-T, Penz CM, Rota J, Schintlmeister A, Schmidt BC, Sohn J-C, Solis MA, Tarmann GM, Warren AD, Weller S, Yakovlev RV, Zolotuhin VV, Zwick A (2011) Order Lepidoptera. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa, 3148 : 212 - 221.

Blagoderov V, Kitching IJ, Simonsen T, Smith V (2010) Report on trial of SatScan tray scanner system by SmartDrive Ltd. Nature Precedings

Simonsen TJ, Brown RL (2010) Evolution of Host Preferences in Cactus-feeding Pyralidae, Research to Support Integrated Management Systems of Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species. : Mississippi State UniversityMississippi State.

Simonsen TJ, Wahlberg N, Warren AD, Sperling FAH (2010) The evolutionary history of Boloria (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): phylogeny, zoogeography and larvalfoodplant relationships.. Systematics and Biodiversity, 8 (4) : 513 - 529. doi: 10.1080/14772000.2010.532833