Phylogenetic Systematics and Evolution

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FSE is a group of researchers in the fields of phylogenetics, systematics, and evolution. Group members share a common interest in technical, methodological, and theoretical questions although we specialize in studies of very different groups of organisms. (Norsk)


the common toad Bufo bufo

Surprisingly high genetic diversity of common toad (Bufo bufo) populations under strong natural fragmentation

In theory, the genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation can be dramatic in animals. Decrease of habitat patch size and increase of patch isolation of local population might lead to smaller populations and more isolation. Such fragmented populations are expected to have less gene flow (i.e....


Biogeography work-shop

A museum work-shop in phylogenetic biogeography was a great inspiration for researchers and Ph.D. students.

New species

New species of beetles

Researchers from the University Museum of Bergen discovered seven endemic species of ambrosia beetles after fieldworking in Madagascar.

Mantophasmatodea mating

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mantophasmatodea

In a newly published paper, Steffen Roth and colleagues are summarizing the current knowledge about the most recently discovered insect order Mantophasmatodea.