Frank-T. Krell
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Publications 6
#1Frank-T. Krell (Denver Museum of Nature and Science)H-Index: 4
#2Quentin D. Wheeler (SUNY: State University of New York System)H-Index: 2
We wish that B. A. Minteer et al. 's claim that field biologists routinely collect voucher specimens were true [“Avoiding (re)extinction,” Perspectives, 18 April, p. [260][1]]. Any museum curator will tell you that it is a constant struggle to convince them to do so, despite countless publications rendered unreliable because it is impossible to verify species' identities. The necessity of voucher specimens varies by taxon and region, but in general, it is good practice to deposit them and as muc...
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#1Andrew D. Barnes (GAU: University of Göttingen)H-Index: 13
#2Rowan M. Emberson (Canterbury of New Zealand)H-Index: 9
Last.Raphael K. Didham (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 38
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External threats from agricultural intensification, fire encroachment, species invasion and illegal harvesting present major conservation challenges in isolated tropical forest remnants. These processes can greatly exacerbate the magnitude of edge effects as the degree of patch to matrix contrast increases. Theory suggests that mitigation of these effects should be possible through conservation strategies that remove external threats and restore adjacent matrix structure, but this has not been t...
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#1Gary A. Rosenberg (Drexel University)H-Index: 63
#2Frank-T. Krell (Denver Museum of Nature and Science)H-Index: 4
Last.Richard L. Pyle (Bishop Museum)H-Index: 22
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#1Frank-T. Krell (Denver Museum of Nature and Science)H-Index: 4
On the 4th September 2012 the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature announced an amendment to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature allowing for electronic publication of the scientific names of animals. In this interview Frank-T. Krell discusses the implications of this amendment for authors wishing to publish descriptions of newly identified animal species in online and open access journals, and for the future of taxonomic science.
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#1Frank-T. Krell (Denver Museum of Nature and Science)H-Index: 4
#2Wolfgang Schawaller (Museum für Naturkunde)H-Index: 3
Nine fossil beetles and seven fossil brood balls made by dung beetles are described from Laetoli (Pliocene). Seven beetles are Tenebrionidae, tribes Tentyriini and Molurini, one is a June beetle of the tribe Schizonychini (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) and one a rhinoceros beetle (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) described as Calcitoryctes magnificus sp.n. Seven fossil dung beetle brood balls are described as Coprinisphaera laetoliensis ichnosp. n. and C. ndolanyanus ichnosp. n., the first formally desc...
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#1Frank-T. Krell (Denver Museum of Nature and Science)H-Index: 4
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