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Monday, September 13, 2010

current events

April 2010

Andie's public lecture on the banded leaf monkey

Andie on Straits Times and Lian He Zao Bao

December 2009

Gwynne on NUS News

October 2009

Gwynne awarded the Fulbright Scholarship

July 2009

Sujatha and Gwynne awarded the Lars Brundin and Don Rosen Award

June 2009

Hennig XXVIII @ Singapore Botanic Gardens, Uniquely Singapore

Mon 22 Jun 2009: 6.30pm – “Darwin, Wallace, and Evolution: Celebrating a major paradigm shift in science”

May 2009

New Diptera Book

April 2009

Rudolf Meier – Annual Teaching Excellence Awards 2007/8

January 2009

 Hennig XXVIII is coming to town

December 2008

 Rudolf Meier now editor of Invertebrate Systematics

November 2008

 Faculty awards!

 Rudolf Meier now Vice President of the Willi Hennig Society

October 2008

 Rudolf Meier on teaching evolution

June 2008

 Nanthinee’s and Gwynne’s research in The Straits Times

 Nalini et al.’s paper featured in Faculty of 1000

May 2008

 Nalini gets paper, NUS graduate scholarship application accepted

April 2008

 Nalini’s videos to be used in UNSW Evolution class

Journal Articles (Last 5 Years)

2009: Tan, D. S. H.*#, Ang, Y.*#, Lim, G. S.*#, Ismail, M. R.*, Meier, R. From ‘cryptic species’ to integrative taxonomy: an iterative process involving DNA sequences, morphology, and behaviour leads to the resurrection of Sepsis pyrrhosoma (Sepsidae: Diptera). Zoologica Scripta, in press.

2009: Puniamoorthy, N.*#, M. R. B. Ismail*, Tan, D. S. H.*#, and R. Meier. From kissing to belly stridulation: comparative analysis reveals surprising diversity, rapid evolution, and much homoplasy in the mating behavior of 27 species of sepsid flies (Diptera: Sepsidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01826.x. abstract

2009: Austin, A., Anderson, R., Ahyong, S., Cook, L., Edgecombe, G., Giribet, G., Meier, R., Proctor, H., Rouse, G., Scharff, N., Waters, J. Invertebrate systematics - past and future. Invertebrate Systematics, 23, I-IV. pdf

2009: Meier R. New to teaching? Don’t be apprehensive; just explain why you like the subject. CDTLink, 13: 13. full text

2009: Lim, S. G.*#, W. S. Hwang*, S. Kutty#, R. Meier, P. Grootaert. Mitochondrial and nuclear markers support the monophyly of Dolichopodidae and suggest a rapid origin of the subfamilies (Diptera). Systematic Entomology, DOI:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00481.x. abstract

2009: Balke, M., I. Ribera, M. A. Miller, K. Sagata, A. Posman, A. P. Vogler, R. Meier. New Guinea highland origin of a widespread arthropod supertramp. Proceedings of the Royal Society London, 276: 2359-2367. abstract

2009: Ali, F.*, R. Meier. Primate home range and GRIN2A, a receptor gene involved in neuronal plasticity: implications for the evolution of spatial memory. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 8: 435-441. pdf

2009: Wowor, D.#, V. Muthu*, R. Meier, M. Balke, Y. Cai#, P. K. L. Ng. Evolution of life history traits in Asian freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae) based on multilocus molecular phylogenetic analysis.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 52: 340-50. abstract

2009: Sheldon, F.H. D.J. Lohman, H.C. Lim, F. Zou, S.M. Goodman, D.M. Prawiradilaga, K. Winker, T.M. Braile, R.G. Moyle. Phylogeography of the magpie-robin species complex (Aves: Turdidae: Copsychus) reveals a Philippine species, an interesting isolating barrier and unusual dispersal patterns in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia. Journal of Biogeography, DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02087.x abstract

2009: Huang, D.#, R. Meier, P. A. Todd, and L. M. Chou. More evidence for pervasive paraphyly in scleratinian corals: systematic study of Southeast Asian Faviidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) based on molecular and morphological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 50: 102-116. abstract

2009: Meier, R. and G. Zhang*. DNA barcoding and DNA taxonomy in Diptera: An assessment based on 4261 COI sequences for 1001 species. Pages 349-380 in Diptera Diversity: Status, Challenges, and Tools. T. Pape, D. Bickel, and R. Meier, eds. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden. purchase book

2009: Dikow, T., R. Meier, G. G. Vaidya*, J. Londt. Biodiversity Research Based on Taxonomic Revisions - A Tale of Unrealized Opportunities. Pages 323-345 in Diptera Diversity: Status, Challenges, and Tools. T. Pape, D. Bickel, and R. Meier, eds. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden. purchase book

2009: Meier, R., G. S. Lim*#. Conflict, Convergent Evolution, and the Relative Importance of Immature and Adult Characters in Endopterygote Phylogenetics. Annual Review of Entomology, 54: 85-104. pdf

2009: Lohman, D. Prawiradilaga, and R. Meier. Improved COI barcoding primers for Southeast Asian perching birds (Aves: Passeriformes).Molecular Ecology Resources, 9: 37–40. abstract

2008: Ali, F.*, R. Meier. Positive selection in ASPM is correlated with cerebral cortex but not whole brain size evolution across primates. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 25: 2247-2250. abstract

2008: Kutty, S. N.#, T. Pape, A. Pont, B. M. Wiegmann, R. Meier. The Muscoidea (Diptera: Calyptratae) is paraphyletic: Evidence from four mitochondrial and four nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 49: 639- 652. abstract

2008: Tan, S. H. D.*, F. Ali*, S. N. Kutty#, R. Meier. The need for specifying species concepts: how many species of silvered langurs (Trachypithecus cristatus group) should be recognized? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 49: 688-689. abstract

2008: Meier, R. G. Zhang*, F. Ali*. The use of mean instead of smallest interspecific distances exaggerates the size of the 'barcoding gap' and leads to misidentification. Systematic Biology, 57: 809-813. pdf

2008: Lohman, D. J., P. Djunijanti, N. E. Pierce, R. Meier. Phylogeography and genetic diversity of a widespread Old World butterfly, Lampides boeticus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9: 37–40. pdf

2008: Ang, Y.#, G. S. Lim#, R. Meier. Morphology and DNA sequences confirm the first Neotropical record for the Holarctic sepsid species Themira leachi (Meigen) (Diptera: Sepsidae). Zootaxa, 1933: 63-65. abstract

2008: Su Feng Yi, K.*#, S. Kutty# and R. Meier. Morphology versus Molecules: The phylogenetic relationships of Sepsidae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) based on morphology and DNA sequence data from ten genes. Cladistics, 24: 902-916. abstract

2008: Hare, E. E., Peterson, B. K., Iyer V. N., Meier, R., Eisen, M. B. 2008. Sepsid even-skipped enhancers are functionally conserved in Drosophila despite lack of sequence conservation. PLoS Genetics 4: e1000106. pdf

2008: Puniamoorthy, N.*#, K. Feng Yi Su*#, R. Meier. Bending for love: losses and gains of sexual dimorphisms are strictly correlated with changes in the mounting position of sepsid flies (Sepsidae: Diptera). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 8:155. pdf

2008: Meier, R. Evolution: Teaching the Controversy. CDTLink, 12: 4,14. full text

2008: Ang, Y.*, N. Puniamoorthy* #, and R. Meier. 2008. Secondarily reduced foreleg armature in Perochaeta dikowi sp. n. (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha: Sepsidae) due to a novel mounting technique. Systematic Entomology, 33: 552-559. abstract

2008: Meier, R. DNA Sequences in Taxonomy: Opportunities and Challenges. Pages 95-128 in The New Taxonomy Systematics Association Special Volume Q. Wheeler, ed. Google Books

2008: Huang, D.#, R. Meier, P. A. Todd, and L. M. Chou. Slow mitochondrial COI sequence evolution at the base of the metazoan tree and its implications for DNA barcoding. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 66: 167-174. abstract

2008: Ingram, K. K., T. Laamanen* , N. Puniamoorthy* #, and R. Meier. Lack of morphological coevolution between male forelegs and female wings in Themira (Sepsidae: Diptera: Insecta). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 93: 227-238. abstract

2007: Yeates, D. K., B. M. Wiegmann, G. W. Courtney, R. Meier, and T. Pape. 2008. Phylogeny and systematics of Diptera: two decades of progress and prospects. Zootaxa, 1668: 565-590. pdf

2007: Petersen, F. T.*#, J. Damgaard, and R. Meier. DNA Taxonomy: How many DNA sequences are needed for solving a taxonomic problem? The case of two parapatric species of louse Flies (Diptera: Hippoboscidae: Ornithomya (Latreille, 1802). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 65: 111-117. pdf

2007: Petersen, F. T.* #, R. Meier, S. N. Kutty#, B. M. Wiegmann. Phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of host choice in louse- and batflies (Hippoboscoidea: Diptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 45: 111-122. abstract

2007: Yeo, D. C. J., H.-T Shih, R. Meier, P. K. L. Ng. Phylogeny and biogeography of the freshwater crab genus Johora (Crustacea: Brachyura: Potamidae) from the Malay Peninsula, and the origins of its insular fauna. Zoologica Scripta, 36: 255-270. abstract

2007: Su Feng Yi, K.* #, R. Meier, R. R. Jackson, D. P. Harland, and D. Li. Evolution of prey-catching behavior and acute vision in jumping spiders based on a phylogenetic hypothesis for Spartaeinae (Araneae: Salticidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20: 1478-1489. pdf

2007: Blanckenhorn, W., R. Meier, and T. Teder. Rensch's rule in insects: patterns among and within species. Pages 60-70 in Sex, Size and Gender Roles evolutionary studies of sexual size dimorphism. Fairbairn et al., eds. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Google Books

2007: Bickford, D., Lohman, D., Sodhi, N. S., Ng, P. K. L., Meier, R., Winker, K., Ingram, K., Das, I. 2007 Cryptic species: a new window on diversity and conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 22: 148-155. abstract

2007: Meier, R. Themira biloba Andersson 1975 (Sepsidae: Diptera), a species from Manhattan's Central Park that is new to the Nearctic Region. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 114: 176-177. download

2007: Kutty, S. N. #, M. V. Bernasconi, F. Sifner, and R. Meier. 2007. Sensitivity analysis, molecular systematics, and natural history evolution of Scathophagidae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha: Calyptratae). Cladistics, 23: 64-83. abstract

2007: Shekelle, M., Meier, R. Indrawan, M., Maryanto, I., Salim, A., Supriatna, J. Andayani, N., Wirdateti. 2007. When 'Not Extinct' is not good news: Conservation in the Sangihe Islands. Conservation Biology, 21: 4-5. pdf

2007: Meier, R. 2007. 'Is Undergraduate Research an Oxymoron? Can undergraduates do research? - A perspective from the Faculty of Science' -. CDTL Brief, 10: 1-3. text

2007: Blanckenhorn, W. U., A. F. G. Dixon, D. J. Fairbairn, M. W. Foellmer, P. Gibert, K. van der Linde, R. Meier, S. Nylin, S. Pitnick, C. Schoff, M. Signorelli, T. Teder, and C. Wiklund. Proximate causes of Rensch's rule: Does sexual size dimorphism in arthropods result from sex differences in development time? American Naturalist 169, 245-257. abstract

2006: Meier, R., S. Kwong*, G. Vaidya*, and P. K. L. Ng. DNA Barcoding and taxonomy in Diptera: a tale of high intraspecific variability and low identification success. Systematic Biology, 55: 715-728. pdf

2006: Memon, N., R. Meier, A. Mannan, and K. Feng-Yi Su* #. On the use of DNA sequences for determining the species limits of a polymorphic new species in the stinkbug genus Halys (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) from Pakistan. Systematic Entomology, 31: 703-710. abstract

2006: Klass, K. D., and R. Meier. A phylogenetic analysis of Dictyoptera (Insecta) based on morphological characters. Entomologische Abhandlungen (Dresden) 63: 3-50. pdf

2006: Clements, R.* #, L. P. Koh, T. M. Lee, R. Meier, and D. Li. Importance of reservoirs for the conservation of freshwater molluscs in a tropical urban landscape. Biological Conservation, 128, 136-146. abstract

2005: Laamanen, T. R.*, R. Meier, M. A. Miller, A. Hille, and B. M. Wiegmann. Phylogenetic analysis of Themira (Sepsidae: Diptera): sensitivity analysis, alignment, and indel treatment in a multigene study. Cladistics, 21: 258-271. abstract

2005: Meier, R., and F. Ali*. The newest kid on the parsimony block: TNT (Tree analysis using new technology). Systematic Entomology, 30: 179-182. Download

2005: Damgaard, J., N. M. Andersen, and R. Meier. Effects of alignment and taxon sampling in combined molecular and morphological analyses of water strider phylogeny (Hemiptera-Heteroptera, Gerromorpha). Systematic Entomology, 30: 289-309. abstract

2005: Meier, R. The Role of Dipterology in Phylogenetic Systematics: The Insight of Willi Hennig. Book chapter for 'The Evolutionary Biology of Flies' edited by B. Wiegmann & D. Yeates, pp. 45-62. Columbia University Press

2004: Larsen, N. M.*, & R. Meier. The species diversity, distribution, and conservation status of the Asilidae (Diptera: Insecta) in Denmark. Steenstrupia, 28: 177-241. pdf

2004: Meier, R., and T. Dikow*. The significance of specimen databases from taxonomic revisions for estimating and mapping the global species diversity of invertebrates and repatriating reliable and complete specimen data. Conservation Biology, 18: 478-488. abstract

2004: Yeates, D. K., R. Meier, and B. M. Wiegmann. Phylogeny of True Flies (Diptera): A 250 Million Year Old Success Story in Terrestrial Diversification. Entomologische Abhandlungen (Dresden), 61(2): 170-172. pdf