Dr Ben Price

Dr Benjamin Price

Senior Curator in Charge, small orders

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects Division
Phone: +442079425590
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Specialisms

Cicadidae, Embioptera, Ephemeroptera, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Raphidioptera, Trichoptera

Summary

I'm the senior curator in charge of the "small orders". My responsibilities include safeguarding the collections, providing access to the international research community and developing the collections through exchanges, donations and targeted field work. I am directly responsible for the following orders: Blattodea, Dermaptera, Ephemeroptera, Embioptera, Mantodea, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Notoptera, Orthoptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Phasmida, Raphidioptera and Trichoptera. In addition the small orders include: Archaeognatha, Collembola, Diplura, Hemiptera, Phthiraptera, Protura, Psocoptera, Thysanoptera, Zoraptera and Zygentoma curated by Paul Brown and Mick Webb (specifically Hemiptera: Heteroptera and Auchenorrhyncha). In addition to research on the taxonomy and evolutionary biology of the groups under my care, my research focuses on the integration of DNA based methods (DNA barcoding, metabarcoding, metagenomics) of both bulk sample and environmental DNA (eDNA) with morphological approaches to exploring freshwater biodiversity and monitoring water quality.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Rhodes University, South Africa, 2006 - 2010

BSc Honours, Rhodes University, South Africa, 2005 - 2005

BSc, Rhodes University, South Africa, 2002 - 2004

Employment history

Academic

Curator, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

NSF Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, United States, 2011 - 2013

SABI Post Doctoral Fellow, Albany Museum, South Africa, 2010 - 2011

Highlighted publications

Price B, Briscoe A, Misra R, Broad G (2020) Evaluation of DNA barcode libraries used in the UK and developing an action plan to fill priority gaps.

Dow RA, Price BW (2020) A review of Megalogomphus sumatranus (Krüger, 1899) and its allies in Sundaland with a description of a new species from Borneo (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae).. Zootaxa, 4845 (4) : doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4845.4.2

Pereira‐da‐Conceicoa L, Elbrecht V, Hall A, Briscoe A, Barber‐James H, et al. (2020) Metabarcoding unsorted kick‐samples facilitates macroinvertebrate‐based biomonitoring with increased taxonomic resolution, while outperforming environmental DNA. Environmental DNA, doi: 10.1002/edn3.116

Dupont S, Humphries J, Butcher A, Baker E, Balcells L, et al. (2020) Ahead of the curve: three approaches to mass digitisation of vials with a focus on label data capture. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 6 : doi: 10.3897/rio.6.e53606

Wonglersak R, Fenberg PB, Langdon PG, Brooks SJ, Price BW (2020) Temperature‐body size responses in insects: a case study of British Odonata. Ecological Entomology, 45 (4) : 795 - 805. doi: 10.1111/een.12853

Baker E, Price BW, Rycroft SD, Hill J, Smith VS (2015) BioAcoustica: a free and open repository and analysis platform for bioacoustics. Database, 2015 : doi: 10.1093/database/bav054

Grants

Southern Africa’s freshwater diversity
Role: Principal investigatorPrice BW
Funding: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Total value £45,372 (to Museum £45,372)
Dates: 2017 - 2018

Fieldwork

South Africa
2014 - 2014.

Chile
2014 - 2014.

Editorships

Associate editor, ZooKeys, Pensoft, 2014 - on going.

Associate editor, Biodiversity Data Journal, Pensoft, 2013 - on going.

Associate editor, Zootaxa, Magnolia Press, 2013 - on going.

Publications

Martins CC, Price BW (2020) An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the Osmylidae collection (Neuroptera) at the Natural History Museum, London.. Zootaxa, 4883 (1) : doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4883.1.1

Hupało K, Majaneva M, Czachur MV, Sire L, Marquina D, Lijtmaer DA, Ivanov V, Leidenberger S, Čiampor F, Čiamporová‐Zaťovičová Z, Mendes IS, Desiderato A, Topstad L, Meganck K, Hariz Z. A. D, Kjærstad G, Lin X, Price B, Stevens M, Ekrem T, Deiner K (2020) An urban Blitz with a twist: rapid biodiversity assessment using aquatic environmental DNA. Environmental DNA, doi: 10.1002/edn3.152

Price B, Briscoe A, Misra R, Broad G (2020) Evaluation of DNA barcode libraries used in the UK and developing an action plan to fill priority gaps.

Dow RA, Price BW (2020) A review of Megalogomphus sumatranus (Krüger, 1899) and its allies in Sundaland with a description of a new species from Borneo (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae).. Zootaxa, 4845 (4) : doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4845.4.2

Pereira‐da‐Conceicoa L, Elbrecht V, Hall A, Briscoe A, Barber‐James H, Price B (2020) Metabarcoding unsorted kick‐samples facilitates macroinvertebrate‐based biomonitoring with increased taxonomic resolution, while outperforming environmental DNA. Environmental DNA, doi: 10.1002/edn3.116

Dupont S, Humphries J, Butcher A, Baker E, Balcells L, Price B (2020) Ahead of the curve: three approaches to mass digitisation of vials with a focus on label data capture. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 6 : doi: 10.3897/rio.6.e53606

Wonglersak R, Fenberg PB, Langdon PG, Brooks SJ, Price BW (2020) Temperature‐body size responses in insects: a case study of British Odonata. Ecological Entomology, 45 (4) : 795 - 805. doi: 10.1111/een.12853

Hansen OLP, Svenning J, Olsen K, Dupont S, Garner BH, Iosifidis A, Price BW, Høye TT (2020) Species‐level image classification with convolutional neural network enables insect identification from habitus images. Ecology and Evolution, 10 (2) : 737 - 747. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5921

Price BW, Marshall DC, Barker NP, Simon C, Villet MH (2019) Out of Africa? A dated molecular phylogeny of the cicada tribe Platypleurini Schmidt (Hemiptera: Cicadidae), with a focus on African genera and the genus Platypleura Amyot & Audinet‐Serville. Systematic Entomology, 44 (4) : 842 - 861. doi: 10.1111/syen.12360

Weigand H, Beermann AJ, Čiampor F, Costa FO, Csabai Z, Duarte S, Geiger MF, Grabowski M, Rimet F, Rulik B, Strand M, Szucsich N, Weigand AM, Willassen E, Wyler SA, Bouchez A, Borja A, Čiamporová-Zaťovičová Z, Ferreira S, Dijkstra K-DB, Eisendle U, Freyhof J, Gadawski P, Graf W, Haegerbaeumer A, van der Hoorn BB, Japoshvili B, Keresztes L, Keskin E, Leese F, Macher JN, Mamos T, Paz G, Pešić V, Pfannkuchen DM, Pfannkuchen MA, Price BW, Rinkevich B, Teixeira MAL, Várbíró G, Ekrem T (2019) DNA barcode reference libraries for the monitoring of aquatic biota in Europe: Gap-analysis and recommendations for future work. Science of The Total Environment, 678 : 499 - 524. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.247

Blackman R, Mächler E, Altermatt F, Arnold A, Beja P, Boets P, Egeter B, Elbrecht V, Filipe AF, Jones J, Macher J, Majaneva M, Martins F, Múrria C, Meissner K, Pawlowski J, Schmidt Yáñez P, Zizka V, Leese F, Price B, Deiner K (2019) Advancing the use of molecular methods for routine freshwater macroinvertebrate biomonitoring – the need for calibration experiments. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics, 3 : doi: 10.3897/mbmg.3.34735

Dupont S, Price B (2019) ALICE, MALICE and VILE: High throughput insect specimen digitisation using angled imaging techniques. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards, 3 : doi: 10.3897/biss.3.37141

Allan EL, Livermore L, Price BW, Shchedrina O, Smith VS (2019) A Novel Automated Mass Digitisation Workflow for Natural History Microscope Slides.. Biodiversity data journal, 7 : doi: 10.3897/bdj.7.e32342

Allan EL, Price B, Shchedrina O, Dupont S, Livermore L, Smith V (2018) A Low Cost Approach to Specimen Level Imaging of Natural History Microscope Slides using a DSLR System. OSF Preprints, doi: 10.31219/osf.io/dvmsh

Price BW, Dupont S, Allan EL, Blagoderov V, Butcher AJ, Durrant J, Holtzhausen P, Kokkini P, Livermore L, Hardy H, Smith V (null) ALICE: Angled Label Image Capture and Extraction for high throughput insect specimen digitisation. Center for Open Science

Prathapan KD, Pethiyagoda R, Bawa KS, Raven PH, Rajan PD (2018) When the cure kills—CBD limits biodiversity research. Science, 360 (6396) : 1405 - 1406. doi: 10.1126/science.aat9844

Marshall DC, Moulds M, Boulard M, Sanborn AF, Ewart A, Wei C, Marathe K, Popple LW, Price BW, Simon C (2018) Case 3761 — Platypleurini Schmidt, 1918: Proposed precedence over Hamzaria Distant, 1905 to conserve nomenclatural stability in the Cicadidae (Insecta, Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadoidea). The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 75 (1) : 49 - 49. doi: 10.21805/bzn.v75.a012

Marshall DC, Moulds M, Hill KBR, Price BW, Wade EJ, Owen CL, Goemans G, Marathe K, Sarkar V, Cooley JR, Sanborn AF, Kunte K, Villet MH, Simon C (2018) A molecular phylogeny of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with a review of tribe and subfamily classification.. Zootaxa, 4424 (1) : 1 - 64. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4424.1.1

Christou A, Brooks S, Price B (2017) Wing size variation in Calopteryx virgo (L.) (Beautiful Demoiselle), in response to geographic and climatic variables, using museum collections. Journal of the British Dragonfly Society, 33 (1) : 29 - 49.

Price B, Allan E, Marathe K, Sarkar V, Simon C, Kunte K (null) The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka: an annotated provisional catalogue, regional checklist and bibliography. Biodiversity Data Journal, 4 : e8051 - e8051. doi: 10.3897/bdj.4.e8051

Price B, Baker E (null) NightLife: A cheap, robust, LED based light trap for collecting aquatic insects in remote areas. Biodiversity Data Journal, 4 : e7648 - e7648. doi: 10.3897/bdj.4.e7648

Upton L, Price BW, Percy D, Brooks SJ (2016) Applying novel digital visualization tools and traditional morphometrics to the analysis of wing size and asymmetry and male wing spot size in Calopteryx splendens (Harris) (Banded Demoiselle). Journal of the British Dragonfly Society,

Hudson LN, Blagoderov V, Heaton A, Holtzhausen P, Livermore L, Price BW, van der Walt S, Smith VS (null) Inselect: Automating the Digitization of Natural History Collections. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) : e0143402 - e0143402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143402

Baker E, Price B, Rycroft S, Villet M (2015) Global Cicada Sound Collection I: Recordings from South Africa and Malawi by B. W. Price & M. H. Villet and harvesting of BioAcoustica data by GBIF. Biodiversity Data Journal, 3 : e5792 - e5792. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e5792

Baker E, Price BW, Rycroft SD, Hill J, Smith VS (2015) BioAcoustica: a free and open repository and analysis platform for bioacoustics. Database, 2015 : doi: 10.1093/database/bav054

Price BW, Henry CS, Hall AC, Mochizuki A, Duelli P, Brooks SJ (2015) Singing from the grave: DNA from a 180 year old type specimen confirms the identity of Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens).. PloS one, 10 (4) : doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121127

Dupont S, Price B, Blagoderov V (2015) IMp: The customizable LEGO(®) Pinned Insect Manipulator.. ZooKeys, 131 - 138. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.481.8788

Tolley KA, Bowie RCK, John Measey G, Price BW, Forest F (2014) The shifting landscape of genes since the Pliocene: terrestrial phylogeography in the Greater Cape Floristic Region, In: Fynbos, Oxford University Press : 142 - 163.

Liu X, Price BW, Hayashi F, De Moor F, Yang D (2014) Revision of the Megaloptera (Insecta: Neuropterida) of Madagascar.. Zootaxa, 320 - 336. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3796.2.5

Price BW, Brooks S (2014) Neuroptera goings-on at the Natural History Museum, London. 1 : 5 - 7.

Pio DV, Engler R, Linder HP, Monadjem A, Cotterill FPD, Taylor PJ, Schoeman MC, Price BW, Villet MH, Eick G, Salamin N, Guisan A (2014) Climate change effects on animal and plant phylogenetic diversity in southern Africa. Global Change Biology, 20 (5) : 1538 - 1549. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12524

Liu X, Price B, Hayashi F, De Moor F, Yang D (2013) Systematic revision reveals underestimated diversity of the South African endemic fishfly genus Taeniochauliodes Esben-Petersen (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 38 (3) : 543 - 560. doi: 10.1111/syen.12009

Price BW (2013) Dragonflies at the Natural History Museum. 64 : 20 - 22.

Price BW, Liu X, de Moor FC, Villet MH (2012) A review of the alderfly genus Leptosialis Esben-Petersen (Megaloptera, Sialidae) with description of a new species from South Africa.. ZooKeys, 27 - 41. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.201.2623

Price BW (null) Afrotropical Megaloptera

Pereira-da-Conceicoa LL, Price BW, Barber-James HM, Barker NP, de Moor FC, Villet MH (2012) Cryptic variation in an ecological indicator organism: mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data confirm distinct lineages of Baetis harrisoni Barnard (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in southern Africa. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12 (1) : 26 - 26. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-26

Liu X, Price BW, Hayashi F, Yang D (2011) Revision of the fishfly genus Platychauliodes Esben-Petersen (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) endemic to South Africa. ZOOTAXA, 1 - 13.

Price BW, Villet MH, Walton SM, Barker NP (2011) Using molecules and morphology to infer the phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of the Dirini (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae), a tribe of butterflies endemic to Southern Africa. SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 36 (2) : 300 - 316. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00560.x

Price BW, Barker NP, Villet MH (2010) A watershed study on genetic diversity: Phylogenetic analysis of the Platypleura plumosa (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) complex reveals catchment-specific lineages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 54 (2) : 617 - 626. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.10.011

Price BW, Jenya H, Villet MH (2010) Summer’s singers: a survey of the cicada (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) fauna of Malawi. 95 : 2 - 3.

Richards CS, Price BW, Villet MH (2009) Thermal ecophysiology of seven carrion-feeding blowflies in Southern Africa. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 131 (1) : 11 - 19. doi: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2009.00824.x

Price BW, Barker NP, Villet MH (2007) Patterns and processes underlying evolutionary significant units in the Platypleura stridula L. species complex (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa.. Molecular ecology, 16 (12) : 2574 - 2588. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294x.2007.03328.x

Garner BH, livermore L, Price B, Allan L, durrant J, vogler A (null) Combining natural history collections and large-scale image analysis for a novel taxonomy of ground beetles (Lebiinae: Carabidae). Entomological collections Network, 411 11 - 4 11 11

Supervision

Master's Co-supervisor to Christou A
Co supervisor(s): Brooks S
Using museum specimens to uncover spatial and sexual differences in wing length of Calopteryx virgo (Odonata: Calopterygidae)
Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Master's Co-supervisor to Upton L
Co supervisor(s): Brooks S
Applying novel digital visualization tools and traditional morphometrics to the analysis of wing size and asymmetry and to male wing spot size in Calopteryx splendens (Harris) (Banded Demoiselle)
Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Cachazo LM
Co supervisor(s): Price B
Evaluating ecological assembly rules for aquatic-terrestrial transition zones in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
King's College London, London, United Kingdom
Funding: NERC London DTP

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Wonglersak R
Co supervisor(s): Fenberg P
Insect size and shape responses to temperature: a case study of British Odonata and Chironomidae (Diptera)
University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Funding: Royal Thai Government

Examiner

External examiner, Doctoral degree (PhD)
University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
19/10/2020

External examiner, Doctoral degree (PhD)
University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
23/8/2019

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Inselect - applying computer vision to facilitate rapid record creation and metadata capture, Entomological Collections Network 2016 annual meeting: Orlando, United States, 24/9/2016.

Invited speaker, Inselect, selected tools for automated metadata capture from specimen images: 25/6/2016.

"To slide or not to slide" – How do we scan the Natural History Museum's slide collections?, SPNHC 2016: 24/6/2016.

Invited speaker, 300 years in the making: The “small order” collections of the Natural History Museum, International Symposium on Insect Evolution: 16/5/2016.

Invited speaker, Insights into Inselect: automating image processing, barcode reading, and validation of user-defined metadata, 29/3/2016.

Taxonomy 2.0: making mobile data and data mobile, Taxonomy Special Interest Group, Royal Entomological Society: Natural History Museum, London, 3/12/2015.

From Dinosaurs to DNA: The NHM freshwater genomic library, Environmental DNA Working Group Meeting 2015: 8/9/2015.

Inselect: an innovative tool for automating digitisation of natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2015 - Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use: 21/5/2015.

Developing a voucher-linked DNA resource for UK freshwater organisms, Freshwater Recorders Meeting: Natural History Museum, London, 5/2/2015.

Applied Edge Detection in Zoological Collections: Inselect Prototype, SYNTHESYS3 AGM - JRA Highlights: 7/9/2014.

Guest lectures

Invited speaker, 300 years in the making: the dragonfly collections at the Natural History Museum., British Dragonfly Society Annual Meeting: University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich, 14/11/2015.

Keynote speaker, Museum 3.0: Biodiversity in the information age, Joint Meeting of the XIV International Conference on Ephemeroptera and XVIII International Symposia on Plecoptera: James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 1/6/2015.

Introduction

Summary

I'm the senior curator in charge of the "small orders". My responsibilities include safeguarding the collections, providing access to the international research community and developing the collections through exchanges, donations and targeted field work. I am directly responsible for the following orders: Blattodea, Dermaptera, Ephemeroptera, Embioptera, Mantodea, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Notoptera, Orthoptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Phasmida, Raphidioptera and Trichoptera. In addition the small orders include: Archaeognatha, Collembola, Diplura, Hemiptera, Phthiraptera, Protura, Psocoptera, Thysanoptera, Zoraptera and Zygentoma curated by Paul Brown and Mick Webb (specifically Hemiptera: Heteroptera and Auchenorrhyncha). In addition to research on the taxonomy and evolutionary biology of the groups under my care, my research focuses on the integration of DNA based methods (DNA barcoding, metabarcoding, metagenomics) of both bulk sample and environmental DNA (eDNA) with morphological approaches to exploring freshwater biodiversity and monitoring water quality.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Rhodes University, South Africa, 2006 - 2010

BSc Honours, Rhodes University, South Africa, 2005 - 2005

BSc, Rhodes University, South Africa, 2002 - 2004

Employment history

Academic

Curator, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

NSF Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, United States, 2011 - 2013

SABI Post Doctoral Fellow, Albany Museum, South Africa, 2010 - 2011

Highlighted publications

Price B, Briscoe A, Misra R, Broad G (2020) Evaluation of DNA barcode libraries used in the UK and developing an action plan to fill priority gaps.

Dow RA, Price BW (2020) A review of Megalogomphus sumatranus (Krüger, 1899) and its allies in Sundaland with a description of a new species from Borneo (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae).. Zootaxa, 4845 (4) : doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4845.4.2

Pereira‐da‐Conceicoa L, Elbrecht V, Hall A, Briscoe A, Barber‐James H, et al. (2020) Metabarcoding unsorted kick‐samples facilitates macroinvertebrate‐based biomonitoring with increased taxonomic resolution, while outperforming environmental DNA. Environmental DNA, doi: 10.1002/edn3.116

Dupont S, Humphries J, Butcher A, Baker E, Balcells L, et al. (2020) Ahead of the curve: three approaches to mass digitisation of vials with a focus on label data capture. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 6 : doi: 10.3897/rio.6.e53606

Wonglersak R, Fenberg PB, Langdon PG, Brooks SJ, Price BW (2020) Temperature‐body size responses in insects: a case study of British Odonata. Ecological Entomology, 45 (4) : 795 - 805. doi: 10.1111/een.12853

Baker E, Price BW, Rycroft SD, Hill J, Smith VS (2015) BioAcoustica: a free and open repository and analysis platform for bioacoustics. Database, 2015 : doi: 10.1093/database/bav054

Projects

Grants

Southern Africa’s freshwater diversity
Role: Principal investigatorPrice BW
Funding: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Total value £45,372 (to Museum £45,372)
Dates: 2017 - 2018

Fieldwork

South Africa
2014 - 2014.

Chile
2014 - 2014.

Professional activities

Editorships

Associate editor, ZooKeys, Pensoft, 2014 - on going.

Associate editor, Biodiversity Data Journal, Pensoft, 2013 - on going.

Associate editor, Zootaxa, Magnolia Press, 2013 - on going.

Publications

Publications

Martins CC, Price BW (2020) An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the Osmylidae collection (Neuroptera) at the Natural History Museum, London.. Zootaxa, 4883 (1) : doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4883.1.1

Hupało K, Majaneva M, Czachur MV, Sire L, Marquina D, Lijtmaer DA, Ivanov V, Leidenberger S, Čiampor F, Čiamporová‐Zaťovičová Z, Mendes IS, Desiderato A, Topstad L, Meganck K, Hariz Z. A. D, Kjærstad G, Lin X, Price B, Stevens M, Ekrem T, Deiner K (2020) An urban Blitz with a twist: rapid biodiversity assessment using aquatic environmental DNA. Environmental DNA, doi: 10.1002/edn3.152

Price B, Briscoe A, Misra R, Broad G (2020) Evaluation of DNA barcode libraries used in the UK and developing an action plan to fill priority gaps.

Dow RA, Price BW (2020) A review of Megalogomphus sumatranus (Krüger, 1899) and its allies in Sundaland with a description of a new species from Borneo (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae).. Zootaxa, 4845 (4) : doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4845.4.2

Pereira‐da‐Conceicoa L, Elbrecht V, Hall A, Briscoe A, Barber‐James H, Price B (2020) Metabarcoding unsorted kick‐samples facilitates macroinvertebrate‐based biomonitoring with increased taxonomic resolution, while outperforming environmental DNA. Environmental DNA, doi: 10.1002/edn3.116

Dupont S, Humphries J, Butcher A, Baker E, Balcells L, Price B (2020) Ahead of the curve: three approaches to mass digitisation of vials with a focus on label data capture. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 6 : doi: 10.3897/rio.6.e53606

Wonglersak R, Fenberg PB, Langdon PG, Brooks SJ, Price BW (2020) Temperature‐body size responses in insects: a case study of British Odonata. Ecological Entomology, 45 (4) : 795 - 805. doi: 10.1111/een.12853

Hansen OLP, Svenning J, Olsen K, Dupont S, Garner BH, Iosifidis A, Price BW, Høye TT (2020) Species‐level image classification with convolutional neural network enables insect identification from habitus images. Ecology and Evolution, 10 (2) : 737 - 747. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5921

Price BW, Marshall DC, Barker NP, Simon C, Villet MH (2019) Out of Africa? A dated molecular phylogeny of the cicada tribe Platypleurini Schmidt (Hemiptera: Cicadidae), with a focus on African genera and the genus Platypleura Amyot & Audinet‐Serville. Systematic Entomology, 44 (4) : 842 - 861. doi: 10.1111/syen.12360

Weigand H, Beermann AJ, Čiampor F, Costa FO, Csabai Z, Duarte S, Geiger MF, Grabowski M, Rimet F, Rulik B, Strand M, Szucsich N, Weigand AM, Willassen E, Wyler SA, Bouchez A, Borja A, Čiamporová-Zaťovičová Z, Ferreira S, Dijkstra K-DB, Eisendle U, Freyhof J, Gadawski P, Graf W, Haegerbaeumer A, van der Hoorn BB, Japoshvili B, Keresztes L, Keskin E, Leese F, Macher JN, Mamos T, Paz G, Pešić V, Pfannkuchen DM, Pfannkuchen MA, Price BW, Rinkevich B, Teixeira MAL, Várbíró G, Ekrem T (2019) DNA barcode reference libraries for the monitoring of aquatic biota in Europe: Gap-analysis and recommendations for future work. Science of The Total Environment, 678 : 499 - 524. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.247

Blackman R, Mächler E, Altermatt F, Arnold A, Beja P, Boets P, Egeter B, Elbrecht V, Filipe AF, Jones J, Macher J, Majaneva M, Martins F, Múrria C, Meissner K, Pawlowski J, Schmidt Yáñez P, Zizka V, Leese F, Price B, Deiner K (2019) Advancing the use of molecular methods for routine freshwater macroinvertebrate biomonitoring – the need for calibration experiments. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics, 3 : doi: 10.3897/mbmg.3.34735

Dupont S, Price B (2019) ALICE, MALICE and VILE: High throughput insect specimen digitisation using angled imaging techniques. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards, 3 : doi: 10.3897/biss.3.37141

Allan EL, Livermore L, Price BW, Shchedrina O, Smith VS (2019) A Novel Automated Mass Digitisation Workflow for Natural History Microscope Slides.. Biodiversity data journal, 7 : doi: 10.3897/bdj.7.e32342

Allan EL, Price B, Shchedrina O, Dupont S, Livermore L, Smith V (2018) A Low Cost Approach to Specimen Level Imaging of Natural History Microscope Slides using a DSLR System. OSF Preprints, doi: 10.31219/osf.io/dvmsh

Price BW, Dupont S, Allan EL, Blagoderov V, Butcher AJ, Durrant J, Holtzhausen P, Kokkini P, Livermore L, Hardy H, Smith V (null) ALICE: Angled Label Image Capture and Extraction for high throughput insect specimen digitisation. Center for Open Science

Prathapan KD, Pethiyagoda R, Bawa KS, Raven PH, Rajan PD (2018) When the cure kills—CBD limits biodiversity research. Science, 360 (6396) : 1405 - 1406. doi: 10.1126/science.aat9844

Marshall DC, Moulds M, Boulard M, Sanborn AF, Ewart A, Wei C, Marathe K, Popple LW, Price BW, Simon C (2018) Case 3761 — Platypleurini Schmidt, 1918: Proposed precedence over Hamzaria Distant, 1905 to conserve nomenclatural stability in the Cicadidae (Insecta, Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadoidea). The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 75 (1) : 49 - 49. doi: 10.21805/bzn.v75.a012

Marshall DC, Moulds M, Hill KBR, Price BW, Wade EJ, Owen CL, Goemans G, Marathe K, Sarkar V, Cooley JR, Sanborn AF, Kunte K, Villet MH, Simon C (2018) A molecular phylogeny of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with a review of tribe and subfamily classification.. Zootaxa, 4424 (1) : 1 - 64. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4424.1.1

Christou A, Brooks S, Price B (2017) Wing size variation in Calopteryx virgo (L.) (Beautiful Demoiselle), in response to geographic and climatic variables, using museum collections. Journal of the British Dragonfly Society, 33 (1) : 29 - 49.

Price B, Allan E, Marathe K, Sarkar V, Simon C, Kunte K (null) The cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka: an annotated provisional catalogue, regional checklist and bibliography. Biodiversity Data Journal, 4 : e8051 - e8051. doi: 10.3897/bdj.4.e8051

Price B, Baker E (null) NightLife: A cheap, robust, LED based light trap for collecting aquatic insects in remote areas. Biodiversity Data Journal, 4 : e7648 - e7648. doi: 10.3897/bdj.4.e7648

Upton L, Price BW, Percy D, Brooks SJ (2016) Applying novel digital visualization tools and traditional morphometrics to the analysis of wing size and asymmetry and male wing spot size in Calopteryx splendens (Harris) (Banded Demoiselle). Journal of the British Dragonfly Society,

Hudson LN, Blagoderov V, Heaton A, Holtzhausen P, Livermore L, Price BW, van der Walt S, Smith VS (null) Inselect: Automating the Digitization of Natural History Collections. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) : e0143402 - e0143402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143402

Baker E, Price B, Rycroft S, Villet M (2015) Global Cicada Sound Collection I: Recordings from South Africa and Malawi by B. W. Price & M. H. Villet and harvesting of BioAcoustica data by GBIF. Biodiversity Data Journal, 3 : e5792 - e5792. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e5792

Baker E, Price BW, Rycroft SD, Hill J, Smith VS (2015) BioAcoustica: a free and open repository and analysis platform for bioacoustics. Database, 2015 : doi: 10.1093/database/bav054

Price BW, Henry CS, Hall AC, Mochizuki A, Duelli P, Brooks SJ (2015) Singing from the grave: DNA from a 180 year old type specimen confirms the identity of Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens).. PloS one, 10 (4) : doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121127

Dupont S, Price B, Blagoderov V (2015) IMp: The customizable LEGO(®) Pinned Insect Manipulator.. ZooKeys, 131 - 138. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.481.8788

Tolley KA, Bowie RCK, John Measey G, Price BW, Forest F (2014) The shifting landscape of genes since the Pliocene: terrestrial phylogeography in the Greater Cape Floristic Region, In: Fynbos, Oxford University Press : 142 - 163.

Liu X, Price BW, Hayashi F, De Moor F, Yang D (2014) Revision of the Megaloptera (Insecta: Neuropterida) of Madagascar.. Zootaxa, 320 - 336. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3796.2.5

Price BW, Brooks S (2014) Neuroptera goings-on at the Natural History Museum, London. 1 : 5 - 7.

Pio DV, Engler R, Linder HP, Monadjem A, Cotterill FPD, Taylor PJ, Schoeman MC, Price BW, Villet MH, Eick G, Salamin N, Guisan A (2014) Climate change effects on animal and plant phylogenetic diversity in southern Africa. Global Change Biology, 20 (5) : 1538 - 1549. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12524

Liu X, Price B, Hayashi F, De Moor F, Yang D (2013) Systematic revision reveals underestimated diversity of the South African endemic fishfly genus Taeniochauliodes Esben-Petersen (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 38 (3) : 543 - 560. doi: 10.1111/syen.12009

Price BW (2013) Dragonflies at the Natural History Museum. 64 : 20 - 22.

Price BW, Liu X, de Moor FC, Villet MH (2012) A review of the alderfly genus Leptosialis Esben-Petersen (Megaloptera, Sialidae) with description of a new species from South Africa.. ZooKeys, 27 - 41. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.201.2623

Price BW (null) Afrotropical Megaloptera

Pereira-da-Conceicoa LL, Price BW, Barber-James HM, Barker NP, de Moor FC, Villet MH (2012) Cryptic variation in an ecological indicator organism: mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data confirm distinct lineages of Baetis harrisoni Barnard (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in southern Africa. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12 (1) : 26 - 26. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-26

Liu X, Price BW, Hayashi F, Yang D (2011) Revision of the fishfly genus Platychauliodes Esben-Petersen (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) endemic to South Africa. ZOOTAXA, 1 - 13.

Price BW, Villet MH, Walton SM, Barker NP (2011) Using molecules and morphology to infer the phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of the Dirini (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae), a tribe of butterflies endemic to Southern Africa. SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY, 36 (2) : 300 - 316. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00560.x

Price BW, Barker NP, Villet MH (2010) A watershed study on genetic diversity: Phylogenetic analysis of the Platypleura plumosa (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) complex reveals catchment-specific lineages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 54 (2) : 617 - 626. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.10.011

Price BW, Jenya H, Villet MH (2010) Summer’s singers: a survey of the cicada (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) fauna of Malawi. 95 : 2 - 3.

Richards CS, Price BW, Villet MH (2009) Thermal ecophysiology of seven carrion-feeding blowflies in Southern Africa. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 131 (1) : 11 - 19. doi: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2009.00824.x

Price BW, Barker NP, Villet MH (2007) Patterns and processes underlying evolutionary significant units in the Platypleura stridula L. species complex (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa.. Molecular ecology, 16 (12) : 2574 - 2588. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294x.2007.03328.x

Garner BH, livermore L, Price B, Allan L, durrant J, vogler A (null) Combining natural history collections and large-scale image analysis for a novel taxonomy of ground beetles (Lebiinae: Carabidae). Entomological collections Network, 411 11 - 4 11 11

Teaching and students

Supervision

Master's Co-supervisor to Christou A
Co supervisor(s): Brooks S
Using museum specimens to uncover spatial and sexual differences in wing length of Calopteryx virgo (Odonata: Calopterygidae)
Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Master's Co-supervisor to Upton L
Co supervisor(s): Brooks S
Applying novel digital visualization tools and traditional morphometrics to the analysis of wing size and asymmetry and to male wing spot size in Calopteryx splendens (Harris) (Banded Demoiselle)
Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Cachazo LM
Co supervisor(s): Price B
Evaluating ecological assembly rules for aquatic-terrestrial transition zones in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
King's College London, London, United Kingdom
Funding: NERC London DTP

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Wonglersak R
Co supervisor(s): Fenberg P
Insect size and shape responses to temperature: a case study of British Odonata and Chironomidae (Diptera)
University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Funding: Royal Thai Government

Examiner

External examiner, Doctoral degree (PhD)
University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
19/10/2020

External examiner, Doctoral degree (PhD)
University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
23/8/2019

Impact and outreach

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Inselect - applying computer vision to facilitate rapid record creation and metadata capture, Entomological Collections Network 2016 annual meeting: Orlando, United States, 24/9/2016.

Invited speaker, Inselect, selected tools for automated metadata capture from specimen images: 25/6/2016.

"To slide or not to slide" – How do we scan the Natural History Museum's slide collections?, SPNHC 2016: 24/6/2016.

Invited speaker, 300 years in the making: The “small order” collections of the Natural History Museum, International Symposium on Insect Evolution: 16/5/2016.

Invited speaker, Insights into Inselect: automating image processing, barcode reading, and validation of user-defined metadata, 29/3/2016.

Taxonomy 2.0: making mobile data and data mobile, Taxonomy Special Interest Group, Royal Entomological Society: Natural History Museum, London, 3/12/2015.

From Dinosaurs to DNA: The NHM freshwater genomic library, Environmental DNA Working Group Meeting 2015: 8/9/2015.

Inselect: an innovative tool for automating digitisation of natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2015 - Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use: 21/5/2015.

Developing a voucher-linked DNA resource for UK freshwater organisms, Freshwater Recorders Meeting: Natural History Museum, London, 5/2/2015.

Applied Edge Detection in Zoological Collections: Inselect Prototype, SYNTHESYS3 AGM - JRA Highlights: 7/9/2014.

Guest lectures

Invited speaker, 300 years in the making: the dragonfly collections at the Natural History Museum., British Dragonfly Society Annual Meeting: University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich, 14/11/2015.

Keynote speaker, Museum 3.0: Biodiversity in the information age, Joint Meeting of the XIV International Conference on Ephemeroptera and XVIII International Symposia on Plecoptera: James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 1/6/2015.