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Louise Allcock

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The Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society publishes papers on systematic and evolutionary zoology and comparative, functional and other studies where relevant to these areas…

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Special issue: 13th International Symposium on Tardigrada

This special issue features 23 papers that cover a wide (though by no means comprehensive) variety of topics researched by “tardigradologists”.

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Special issue: Phylogeny and morphology of Mysmenidae

The paper in this special issue provides the first comprehensive comparative morphological study of symphytognathoid spiders, with an emphasis on the family Mysmenidae.

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Virtual issue: Linnean Society Meeting at the Arnold Arboretum

Compiled to coincide with the Meeting of the Linnean Society at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, this virtual issue looks at ‘Modern Perspectives on Evolution’.

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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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