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Edited By: Peter S. Cranston, Thomas J. Simonsen, Lars Vilhelmsen and Shaun L. Winterton
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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 3/86 (Entomology); 21/45 (Evolutionary Biology)
Online ISSN: 1365-3113
Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Ecological Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Insect Molecular Biology, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Physiological Entomology
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Systematic methods and interpretations remain contentious, perhaps especially in the field of biogeographic reconstruction. In the Lepidoptera, for which data are as good as for any organisms, studies of current and historical distributions abound. Unexpected, counter-intuitive and controversial patterns are proposed and countered. In Early View (see left side panel) we publish a counter and a defence concerning the use and interpretation of algorithms to derive an evolutionary history of Vanessa butterflies. We encourage non-polemical debate on such pressing issues in our field in the form of Opinion pieces. Further, we encourage authors to submit a well reasoned response to a systematic paper published in another journal that is less responsive to debate. To encourage wide dissemination, we are making all Opinion pieces, plus any underlying paper, free to all.
Read the latest Opinion Piece and Response below:
Are noterids specialised meruids (Coleoptera, Adephaga)? A reply to Dressler et al.
Andrew Edward Z. Short, Yves Alarie, Mauricio García, Luis J. Joly
Anomalous areas and awkward ages: alleviating concerns
Niklas Wahlberg, Daniel Rubinoff
Anomalous areas and awkward ages: concerns about over-reliance on model-based biogeographical and temporal inferences
Andrew V. Z. Brower, R. I. Vane-Wright
NEW! SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY BEST PAPER AWARD FOR 2011
The 2011 prize for the best paper published in Systematic Entomology in 2010 has been awarded to:
On wings of lace: phylogeny and Bayesian divergence time estimates of Neuropterida (Insecta) based on morphological and molecular data
SHAUN L. WINTERTON, NATE B. HARDY, BRIAN M. WIEGMANN
Systematic Entomology (2010), 35, 349-378
Discover the extensive resource of backfiles from the Royal Entomological Society's illustrious history online, dating back to 1836, and including work by eminent scientists such as Wallace, Wigglesworth and Westwood.
The editors and production of Systematic Entomology are pleased to present our first scientific contribution with validation of newly described taxa in an e-publication. Read more!
Molecules, morphology and minute hooded beetles: a phylogenetic study with implications for the evolution and classification of Corylophidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
James A. Robertson, Adam Ślipiński, Kevin Hiatt, Kelly B. Miller, Michael F. Whiting, Joseph V. Mchugh
Two New Bee Species Discovered
The article 'The Panama microplate, island studies and relictual species of Melipona (Melikerria) (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini)' was featured by online news site Physorg and The New York Times
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Read the latest Virtual Issues from Systematic Entomology
The editors of Systematic Entomology are proud to present a new virtual issue which is timed to coincide with the XXIV International Congress of Entomology in Daegu, Korea in August 2012. In this virtual issue we highlight the strength and diversity of selected papers we have published that emanated from a first author located in Asia. Read more
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