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    • A consistent species richness–climate relationship for oaks across the Northern Hemisphere 

      Xu, Xiaoting; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Shrestha, Nawal; Rahbek, Carsten; Wang, Zhiheng (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-04-15)
      Aim Although the effects of climate on species richness are known, regional processes may lead to different species richness–climate relationships across continents resulting in species richness anomalies, especially for ...
    • Contrasting Biogeographic Patterns of Bacterial and Archaeal Diversity in the Top- and Subsoils of Temperate Grasslands 

      Liu, Nana; Hu, Huifeng; Ma, Wenhong; Deng, Ye; Liu, Yuqing; Hao, Baihui; Zhang, Xinying; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Feng, Xiaojuan; Wang, Zhiheng (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-10-01)
      Biogeographic patterns and drivers of soil microbial diversity have been extensively studied in the past few decades. However, most research has focused on the topsoil, while the subsoil is assumed to have microbial diversity ...
    • Contribution to the prehistory at Røst, Lofoten, North Norway, a multiproxy palaeoecological approach 

      Moe, Dagfinn (Journal article, 2016)
      Archaeological, osteological and palynological data are presented and give evidence for use of the marginal and exposed archipelago Røst from the Neolithic onwards. Small sea level changes have affected the settled areas ...
    • Converging on the orb: denser taxon sampling elucidates spider phylogeny and new analytical methods support repeated evolution of the orb web 

      Kallal, Robert J.; Kulkarni, Siddharth S; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Benavides, Ligia R.; Arnedo, Miquel A.; Giribet, Gonzalo; Hormiga, Gustavo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      High throughput sequencing and phylogenomic analyses focusing on relationships among spiders have both reinforced and upturned long‐standing hypotheses. Likewise, the evolution of spider webs—perhaps their most emblematic ...
    • A critical discussion of the subduction-collision model for the Neoproterozoic Araçuaí-West Congo orogen 

      Fossen, Haakon; Cavalcante, Carolina; Konopásek, Jiří; Meira, Vinicius T.; Trompette, Roland; Hollanda, Maria Helena B.M.; Paes de Almeida, Renato (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The Neoproterozoic Araçuaí-West Congo orogen in Brazil and Congo represents a branch of the Brasiliano/Pan-African orogenic system that is considered to terminate northward into a confined cratonic environment defined by ...
    • Cultural taxonomies in the Paleolithic—Old questions, novel perspectives 

      Riede, Felix; Araujo, Astolfo G.M.; Barton, Michael C.; Bergsvik, Knut Andreas; Fernandez-Lopez de Pablo, Javier; Groucutt, How S.; Maier, Andreas; Marwick, Ben; Pyne, Lydia; Ranhorn, Kathryn; Reynholds, Natasha; Riel-Salvatore, Julien; Sauer, Florian; Serwatka, Kamil; Zander, Annabell; Hussain, Shumon T. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    • Current knowledge of Chytridiomycota diversity in Northern Europe and future research needs 

      Blaalid, Rakel; Khomich, Maryia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Chytridiomycota is the most species-rich phylum of basal lineage fungi involved in vital processes in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Still, the diversity and richness of this group remains cryptic. In Northern ...
    • The Current State of Eunicida (Annelida) Systematics and Biodiversity 

      Zanol, Joana; Carrera-Parra, Luis F.; Steiner, Tatiana Menchini; Amaral, Antonia Cecilia Z.; Wiklund, Helena; Ravara, Ascensão; Budaeva, Nataliya (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      In this study, we analyze the current state of knowledge on extant Eunicida systematics, morphology, feeding, life history, habitat, ecology, distribution patterns, local diversity and exploitation. Eunicida is an order ...
    • Deceleration of morphological evolution in a cryptic species complex and its link to paleontological stasis 

      Cerca, Jose; Meyer, Christian; Stateczny, Dave; Siemon, Dominik; Wegbrod, Jana; Purschke, Günter; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Struck, Torsten H (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Morphological stasis or the absence of morphological change is a well-known phenomenon in the paleontological record, yet it is poorly integrated with neontological evidence. Recent evidence suggests that cryptic species ...
    • Deep phylogenetic divergence between Scolytoplatypus and Remansus, a new genus of Scolytoplatypodini from Madagascar (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae) 

      Jordal, Bjarte Henry (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      Scolytoplatypodini Blandford is a monotypic tribe of ambrosia beetles found in Asia, Madagascar and Africa. Only three species are currently known from Madagascar and four additional species are here described as new to ...
    • Demographic reconstruction from ancient DNA supports rapid extinction of the Great Auk 

      Thomas, Jessica E; Carvalho, Gary R.; James, Haile; Rawlence, Nicolas J.; Martin, Michael David; Ho, Simon Y.W.; Sigfússon, Arnór; Jósefsson, Vigfús A.; Frederiksen, Morten; Linnebjerg, Jannie F.; Castruita, Jose A. Samaniego; Niemann, Jonas; Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S.; Sandoval-Velasco, Marcela; Soares, André E.R.; Lacy, Robert; Barilaro, Christina; Best, Julia; Brandis, Dirk; Cavallo, Chiara; Elorza, Mikelo; Garrett, Kimball L; Groot, Maaike; Johansson, Friederike; Lifjeld, Jan Terje; Nilson, Göran; Serjeanston, Dale; Sweet, Paul; Fuller, Errol; Hufthammer, Anne Karin; Meldgaard, Morten; Fjeldså, Jon; Shapiro, Beth; Hofreiter, Michael; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Knapp, Michael (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-26)
      The great auk was once abundant and distributed across the North Atlantic. It is now extinct, having been heavily exploited for its eggs, meat, and feathers. We investigated the impact of human hunting on its demise by ...
    • Description of Gondwanoscurus curleri sp. nov. from the West Usambara Mts, Tanzania (Diptera: Psychodidae) 

      Kvifte, Gunnar Mikalsen; Andersen, Trond (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Gondwanoscurus curleri sp. nov. is described based on four males collected in November 1990 and April 1991 in the West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. It is the first species of Gondwanoscurus Ježek, 2001 to be described ...
    • Detecting destabilizing species in the phylogenetic backbone of Potentilla (Rosaceae) using low-copy nuclear markers 

      Persson, Nannie Linnéa; Toresen, Ingrid; Andersen, Heidi Lie; Smedmark, Jenny E. E.; Eriksson, Torsten (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The genus Potentilla (Rosaceae) has been subjected to several phylogenetic studies, but resolving its evolutionary history has proven challenging. Previous analyses recovered six, informally named, groups: the Argentea, ...
    • Development of the nervous system in Solenogastres (Mollusca) reveals putative ancestral spiralian features 

      Redl, Emanuel; Scherholz, Maik; Todt, Christiane; Wollesen, Tim; Wanninger, Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-12-24)
      Background: The Solenogastres (or Neomeniomorpha) are a taxon of aplacophoran molluscs with contentious phylogenetic placement. Since available developmental data on non-conchiferan (that is, aculiferan) molluscs mainly ...
    • Diet preferences of the Aglajidae: a family of cephalaspidean gastropod predators on tropical and temperate shores 

      Zamora, Andrea; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Aglajidae is a family of tropical and temperate marine Cephalaspidea gastropod slugs regarded as active predators. In order to better understand their food habits and trophic interactions, we have studied the diet of all ...
    • The dilemma of asymmetric porphyroclast systems and sense of shear 

      Zhang, Qing; Fossen, Haakon (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-01)
      Asymmetric porphyroclast systems have long been used as independent shear-sense indicators based on their clast-tail asymmetry and/or stair-stepping tail geometry. Over the last two decades, advances in exploring the ...
    • Dimensions of amphibian alpha diversity in the New World 

      Ochoa-Ochoa, Leticia M.; Mejía-Domínguez, Nancy R.; Velasco, Julián A.; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Marske, Katharine A. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Aim The links between taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity and how these vary geographically are key to understanding how historical and contemporary processes have shaped communities at regional and local ...
    • The Discovery and Preliminary Geological and Faunal Descriptions of Three New Steinahóll Vent Sites 

      Taylor, James; Devey, Colin; Le Saout, Morgane; Petersen, Sven; Kwasnitschka, Tom; Frutos, Inmaculada; Linse, Katrin; Lörz, Anne-Nina; Pałgan, Dominik; Tandberg, Anne Helene Solberg; Svavarsson, Jörundur; Thorhallsson, Daniel; Tomkowicz, Adrianna; Egilsdottir, Hrönn; Ragnarsson, Stefán Á.; Renz, Jasmin; Markaseva, Elena A.; Gollner, Sabine; Paulus, Eva; Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Beermann, Jan; Kocot, Kevin M.; Meißner, Karin; Bartholomä, Alexander; Hoffman, Leon; Vannier, Pauline; Marsteinsson, Viggó; Rapp, Hans Tore; Diaz-Agras, Guillermo; Tato, Ramiro; Brix, Saskia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      During RV MS Merian expedition MSM75, an international, multidisciplinary team explored the Reykjanes Ridge from June to August 2018. The first area of study, Steinahóll (150–350 m depth), was chosen based on previous ...
    • Discovery of an unknown diversity of Leucinodes species damaging Solanaceae fruits in sub-Saharan Africa and moving in trade (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea) 

      Mally, Richard; Korycinska, Anastasia; Agassiz, David J. L.; Hall, Jayne; Hodgetts, Jennifer; Nuss, Matthias (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-01-19)
      The larvae of the Old World genera Leucinodes Guenée, 1854 and Sceliodes Guenée, 1854 are internal feeders in the fruits of Solanaceae, causing economic damage to cultivated plants like Solanum melongena and S. aethiopicum ...
    • The distribution of the fathead sculpin species Cottunculus subspinosus Jensen, 1902 

      Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Langhelle, Gunnar; Christiansen, Jørgen Schou; Karamushko, Oleg V. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-04-13)
      The range of the rarely caught fathead sculpin species Cottunculus subspinosus has been considered restricted to the waters off East Greenland and Northeast Iceland. For the first time the species is recorded from the east ...