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SI: Evolutionary Biology
31 out of 45
John A. Allen

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The Biological Journal of the Linnean Society is a direct descendant of the oldest biological journal in the world, which published the epoch-making papers on evolution by Darwin and Wallace…

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Special Issues

Biogeography of the Carpathians: Evolutionary and Spatial Facets of Biodiversity

Guest edited by Michał Ronikier and Patrik Mráz

This special issue looks at current research into the Carpathian mountains and their importance for the study of European biodiversity and biogeography.

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Radiation and Extinction: Investigating Clade Dynamics in Deep Time

Guest edited by Anjali Goswami, Philip D. Mannion, and Michael J. Benton

This special issues features papers from ‘Radiations and Extinctions: Clade Dynamics in Deep Time’, a 2-day symposium on macroevolutionary research.

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Collections-Based Research in the Genomic Era

Guest edited by Sven Buerki and William J. Baker

This special issue looks at the impact of next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods on collections-based research.

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Virtual Issues

Neotropical Bird Evolution

Birds have been a classic model system for studies addressing questions about the processes involved in biotic diversification in tropical America. This virtual issue presents 13 papers on the subject published over nearly five decades.

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Linnean Society Meeting at the Arnold Arboretum

To coincide with the Meeting of the Linnean Society at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, we have collated a virtual issue that celebrates some of the many papers we have published on Charles Darwin.

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Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)

To mark the centenary of Alfred Russel Wallace’s death, we have produced a virtual issue of papers on Wallace that have appeared in the Linnean Society journals, including four written by Wallace himself.

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Robert Sokal (1926-2012)

This virtual issue highlights Robert Sokal’s contributions to the field of population genetics and spatial statistical methods. It is published alongside a new introduction by José Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho and Luis Mauricio Bini.

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The Linnean Society of London


The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active biological society. Founded in 1788, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) who’s botanical, zoological and library collections have been in its keeping since 1829.

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The Linnean Society's diverse programme of events covers everything from plant and animal diversity to remote sensing and in vitro fertilisation. Most Linnean Society meetings are open to the public as well as members of the organisation.

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