Dirk Ahrens

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint DNA-based taxonomy for associating adults and larvae in multi-species assemblages of chafers (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
    Dirk Ahrens
    Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Munich, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:436-49. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Rarity and Incomplete Sampling in DNA-Based Species Delimitation
    Dirk Ahrens
    Centre of Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig Bonn, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Syst Biol 65:478-94. 2016
  3. pmc The evolution of scarab beetles tracks the sequential rise of angiosperms and mammals
    Dirk Ahrens
    Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig Bonn, Adenauerallee 160, Bonn 53113, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20141470. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Integrative analysis of DNA phylogeography and morphology of the European rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) to infer species taxonomy and patterns of postglacial colonisation in Europe
    Dirk Ahrens
    Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 69:83-94. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Towards the phylogeny of chafers (Sericini): analysis of alignment-variable sequences and the evolution of segment numbers in the antennal club
    Dirk Ahrens
    Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Münchhausenstr 21, 81247 Munich, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:783-98. 2008
  6. pmc Inferring speciation modes in a clade of Iberian chafers from rates of morphological evolution in different character systems
    Dirk Ahrens
    Zoologische Staatssammlung München, 81247 Munich, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 9:234. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The phylogeny of monkey beetles based on mitochondrial and ribosomal RNA genes (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Hopliini)
    Dirk Ahrens
    Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 60:408-15. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive phylogeny of beetles reveals the evolutionary origins of a superradiation
    Toby Hunt
    Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Science 318:1913-6. 2007
  9. pmc Bayesian species delimitation in Pleophylla chafers (Coleoptera) - the importance of prior choice and morphology
    Jonas Eberle
    Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig Bonn, Centre of Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research, Adenauerallee 160, 53113, Bonn, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 16:94. 2016
  10. pmc The evolution of morphospace in phytophagous scarab chafers: no competition--no divergence?
    Jonas Eberle
    Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Centre of Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research, Bonn, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e98536. 2014

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Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint DNA-based taxonomy for associating adults and larvae in multi-species assemblages of chafers (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
    Dirk Ahrens
    Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Munich, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:436-49. 2007
    ..This indicates the need for a purely sequence-based taxonomic system when associating different life stages via DNA...
  2. doi request reprint Rarity and Incomplete Sampling in DNA-Based Species Delimitation
    Dirk Ahrens
    Centre of Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig Bonn, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Syst Biol 65:478-94. 2016
    ....
  3. pmc The evolution of scarab beetles tracks the sequential rise of angiosperms and mammals
    Dirk Ahrens
    Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig Bonn, Adenauerallee 160, Bonn 53113, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20141470. 2014
    ..This finding makes it less likely that extant dung beetle lineages initially fed on dinosaur excrements, as often hypothesized. ..
  4. doi request reprint Integrative analysis of DNA phylogeography and morphology of the European rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) to infer species taxonomy and patterns of postglacial colonisation in Europe
    Dirk Ahrens
    Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 69:83-94. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Towards the phylogeny of chafers (Sericini): analysis of alignment-variable sequences and the evolution of segment numbers in the antennal club
    Dirk Ahrens
    Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Münchhausenstr 21, 81247 Munich, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:783-98. 2008
    ..The high level of homoplasy in antennal characters may indicate a causal link between the morphological diversity of the antennae and the great species richness of Sericini and related melolonthines...
  6. pmc Inferring speciation modes in a clade of Iberian chafers from rates of morphological evolution in different character systems
    Dirk Ahrens
    Zoologische Staatssammlung München, 81247 Munich, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 9:234. 2009
    ....
  7. doi request reprint The phylogeny of monkey beetles based on mitochondrial and ribosomal RNA genes (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Hopliini)
    Dirk Ahrens
    Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 60:408-15. 2011
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive phylogeny of beetles reveals the evolutionary origins of a superradiation
    Toby Hunt
    Department of Entomology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
    Science 318:1913-6. 2007
    ..Instead, the pre-Cretaceous origin of more than 100 present-day lineages suggests that beetle species richness is due to high survival of lineages and sustained diversification in a variety of niches...
  9. pmc Bayesian species delimitation in Pleophylla chafers (Coleoptera) - the importance of prior choice and morphology
    Jonas Eberle
    Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig Bonn, Centre of Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research, Adenauerallee 160, 53113, Bonn, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 16:94. 2016
    ..We applied a suite of molecular and morphological approaches to species delimitation, and implemented a novel Bayesian approach in the software iBPP, which enables continuous morphological trait and molecular data to be combined...
  10. pmc The evolution of morphospace in phytophagous scarab chafers: no competition--no divergence?
    Jonas Eberle
    Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Centre of Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research, Bonn, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e98536. 2014
    ..Striking divergence between some sister lineages at their origin revealed strong driven selection towards morphospace divergence, possibly linked with resource partitioning. ..
  11. doi request reprint Landscape genetics indicate recently increased habitat fragmentation in African forest-associated chafers
    Jonas Eberle
    Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum A Koenig, Centre of Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research, Adenauerallee 160, 53113, Bonn, Germany
    Glob Chang Biol . 2017
    ..Since major anthropogenic influence is likely, conservational actions need to be considered. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
  12. pmc Family-Level Sampling of Mitochondrial Genomes in Coleoptera: Compositional Heterogeneity and Phylogenetics
    Martijn J T N Timmermans
    Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, United Kingdom Department of Natural Sciences, Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, London, United Kingdom
    Genome Biol Evol 8:161-75. 2015
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