• 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 ...
    • Disaggregation bands as an indicator for slow creep activity on blind faults 

      Brandes, Christian; Tanner, David C.; Fossen, Haakon; Halisch, Matthias; Müller, Katharina (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Hidden, blind faults have a strong seismic hazard potential. Consequently, there is a great demand for a robust geological indicator of neotectonic activity on such faults. Here, we conduct field measurements of disaggregation ...
    • 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 ...
    • Diverse mite communities (Acari: Oribatida, Mesostigmata) from a broadleaf forest in western Norway 

      Seniczak, Anna Beata; Bolger, Thomas; Roth, Steffen; Seniczak, Stanislaw; Djursvoll, Per; Jordal, Bjarte Henry (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Broadleaf forests are rare in Norway and they are considered one of the most biodiverse terrestrial habitats in Fennoscandia. These forests are poorly studied in terms of their acarofauna. Mites of two groups, Oribatida ...
    • Diversity and Distribution of Mites (Acari: Ixodida, Mesostigmata, Trombidiformes, Sarcoptiformes) in the Svalbard Archipelago 

      Seniczak, Anna Beata; Seniczak, Stanislaw; Schwarzfeld, Marla D.; Coulson, Stephen J.; Gwiazdowicz, Dariusz J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Svalbard is a singular region to study biodiversity. Located at a high latitude and geographically isolated, the archipelago possesses widely varying environmental conditions and unique flora and fauna communities. It is ...
    • Diversity and systematics of Haminoeidae gastropods (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea) in the tropical West Pacific Ocean: New data on the genera Aliculastrum, Atys, Diniatys and Liloa 

      Too, Chin Chin; Carlson, Clay; Hoff, Patty Jo; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      Four genera of Haminoeidae gastropods inhabiting the tropical West Pacific (Aliculastrum, Atys, Diniatys, and Liloa) were studied based on the combined analyses of live animals, external morphology, anatomy and shells aided ...
    • Diversity and systematics of philinid snails (Gastropoda: Cephalaspidea) in West Africa with remarks on the biogeography of the region 

      Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E.; Ohnheiser, Lena Tina; Oskars, Trond Roger; Willassen, Endre (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      West Africa is often considered one of the least studied regions of the world concerning marine biodiversity. Knowledge about the philinid snails of the region has largely been based on shells, but shells can be insufficient ...
    • Diversity of Caudofoveata (Mollusca) Around Iceland and Description of Psilodens Balduri sp. n. 

      Mikkelsen, Nina Therese; Todt, Christiane (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      The first records from samples from the IceAGE cruise ME85/3 in 2011 include seven species of Caudofoveata with a distribution range in Icelandic waters. From this first cruise of the project, two new records for Iceland ...
    • Diversity patterns and conservation gaps of Magnoliaceae species in China 

      Xie, Huanhuan; Tang, Yigong; Fu, Jiao; Chi, Xiulian; Du, Weihua; Dimitrov, Dimitar Stefanov; Liu, Jianquan; Xi, Zhenxiang; Wu, Jianyong; Xu, Xiaoting (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Magnoliaceae, a primitive group of angiosperms and distinguished ornamental plants with more than 100 species in China, is one of the most threatened plant family in the wild due to logging, habitat loss, over-collection ...
    • DNA barcode reference libraries for the monitoring of aquatic biota in Europe : Gap-analysis and recommendations for future work 

      Weigand, Hannah; Beermann, Arne J.; Čiampor, Fedor; Costa, Filipe O.; Csabai, Zoltán; Duarte, Sofia; Geiger, Matthias F.; Grabowski, Michał; Rimet, Frédéric; Rulik, Björn; Strand, Malin; Szucsich, Nicholaus; Weigand, Alexander M.; Willassen, Endre; Wyler, Sofia A.; Bouchez, Agnès; Borja, Ángel; Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Zuzana; Ferreira, Sónia; Dijkstra, Klaas-Douwe B.; Eisendle, Ursula; Freyhof, Jörg; Gadawski, Piotr; Graf, Wolfram; Haegerbaeumer, Arne; van der Hoorn, Berry B.; Japoshvili, Bella; Keresztes, Lujza; Keskin, Emre; Leese, Florian; Macher, Jan N.; Mamos, Tomasz; Paz, Guy; Pešić, Vladimir; Pfannkuchen, Daniela Maric; Pfannkuchen, Martin Andreas; Price, Benjamin W.; Rinkevich, Buki; Teixeira, Marcos A.L.; Várbíró, Gábor; Ekrem, Torbjørn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-08-15)
      Effective identification of species using short DNA fragments (DNA barcoding and DNA metabarcoding) requires reliable sequence reference libraries of known taxa. Both taxonomically comprehensive coverage and content quality ...
    • DNA from resin-embedded organisms: Past, present and future 

      Peris, David; Janssen, Kathrin; Barthel, H. Jonas; Bierbaum, Gabriele; Delclòs, Xavier; Peñalver, Enrique; Solórzano-Kraemer, Mónica M.; Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Rust, Jes (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Past claims have been made for fossil DNA recovery from various organisms (bacteria, plants, insects and mammals, including humans) dating back in time from thousands to several million years BP. However, many of these ...