• A review of Norwegian Gymnometriocnemus (Diptera, Chironomidae) including the description of two new species and a new name for Gymnometriocnemus volitans (Goetghebuer) sensu Brundin 

      Stur, Elisabeth; Ekrem, Torbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Abstract Examination of the syntypes of Metriocnemus volitans Goetghebuer, 1940 revealed that these specimens belong to the genus Chaetocladius and are not con-specific with Gymnometriocnemus volitans (Goetghebuer, 1940) ...
    • Back from the Past: DNA Barcodes and Morphology Support Ablabesmyia americana Fittkau as a Valid Species (Diptera: Chironomidae) 

      Stur, Elisabeth; da Silva, Fabio Laurindo; Ekrem, Torbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Abstract: Short, standardized gene fragments for species identification (DNA barcodes) have proven effective in delineating closely-related insect species, and can be critical characters to include in taxonomic studies. ...
    • The Chironomidae (Diptera) of Svalbard and Jan Mayen 

      Stur, Elisabeth; Ekrem, Torbjørn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Non-biting midges of the fly family Chironomidae are extremely abundant and diverse in Arctic regions and are essential components of Arctic ecosystems. Modern identification tools based on documented records of Arctic ...
    • DNA barcode data reveal biogeographic trends in Arctic non-biting midges 

      Ekrem, Torbjørn; Stur, Elisabeth; Orton, Matthew J.; Adamowicz, Sarah J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Chironomid flies (non-biting midges) are among the most abundant and diverse animals in Arctic regions, but detailed analyses of species distributions and biogeographical patterns are hampered by challenging taxonomy and ...
    • DNA barcodes and morphology reveal unrecognized species in Chironomidae (Diptera) 

      Lin, Xiaolong; Stur, Elisabeth; Ekrem, Torbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      For over a decade, DNA barcoding has proven an effective modern tool in taxonomy, evolutionary biology and biodiversity research. Many new species have been discovered and described with DNA barcodes as part of their ...
    • DNA barcoding for species identification of insect skins: A test on Chironomidae (Diptera) pupal exuviae 

      Kranzfelder, Petra; Ekrem, Torbjørn; Stur, Elisabeth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Chironomidae (Diptera) pupal exuviae samples are commonly used for biological monitoring of aquatic habitats. DNA barcoding has proved useful for species identification of chironomid life stages containing cellular tissue, ...
    • Exploring Genetic Divergence in a Species-Rich Insect Genus Using 2790 DNA Barcodes 

      Lin, Xiaolong; Stur, Elisabeth; Ekrem, Torbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-09-25)
      DNA barcoding using a fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene (COI) has proven to be successful for species-level identification in many animal groups. However, most studies have been focused on ...
    • Exploring species boundaries with multiple genetic loci using empirical data from non-biting midges 

      Lin, Xiaolong; Stur, Elisabeth; Ekrem, Torbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Over the past decade, molecular approaches to species delimitation have seen rapid development. However, species delimitation based on a single locus, for example, DNA barcodes, can lead to inaccurate results in cases of ...
    • Molecular phylogeny and temporal diversification of Tanytarsus van der Wulp (Diptera: Chironomidae) support generic synonymies, a new classification and centre of origin 

      Lin, Xiaolong; Stur, Elisabeth; Ekrem, Torbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Tanytarsus van der Wulp, with 355 currently known valid species, is a comparatively large genus of nonbiting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae). Relationships among Tanytarsus and associated genera and among species in the ...
    • New combinations of Afrotropical Chironomini (Diptera: Chironomidae) 

      Stur, Elisabeth; Ekrem, Torbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      During our work on the Chironomidae chapter of the forthcoming Manual of Afrotropical Diptera we examined type material of the four Chironomini species Chironomus (Endochironomus) hamatus, Chironomus (E.) pruinosus, ...
    • Pentaneurella katterjokki Fittkau & Murray (Chironomidae, Tanypodinae): redescription and phylogenetic position 

      Stur, Elisabeth; da Silva, Fabio Laurindo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The monotypic genus Pentaneurella Fittkau & Murray was originally described based on larvae, pupal exuviae and pharate males. The latter prevented the observation of key features, such as wing dimensions, abdominal coloration ...
    • PESI - a taxonomic backbone for Europe 

      de Jong, Yde; Kouwenberg, Juliana; Boumans, Louis; Hussey, Charles; Hyam, Roger; Nicholson, Nicola; Kirk, Paul; Paton, Alan J; Michel, Ellinor; Guiry, Michael D.; Boegh, Philip S.; Ærenlund Pedersen, Henrik; Enghoff, Henrik; von Raab-Straube, Eckhard; Güntsch, Anton; Geoffroy, Marc; Müller, Andreas; Kohlbecker, Andreas; Berendsohn, Walter G.; Appeltans, Ward; Arvanitidis, C.; Vanhoorne, Bart; Declerck, Joram; Vandepitte, Leen; Hernandez, Francisco; Nash, Roisin; Costello, Mark John; Ouvrard, David; Bezard-Falgas, Pascale; Bourgoin, Thierry; Wetzel, Florian Tobias; Glöckner, Falko; Korb, Günther; Ring, Caroline; Hagedorn, Gregor; Häuser, Christoph L.; Aktac, Nihat; Asan, Ahmet; Ardelean, Adorian; Borges, Paulo A.V.; Dhora, Dhimiter; Khachatryan, Hasmik; Malicky, Michael; Ibrahimov, Shaig; Tuzikov, Alexander; De Wever, Aaike; Moncheva, Snejana; Spassov, Nikolai; Chonot, Karel; Popov, Alexi; Borsic, Igor; Sfenthourakis, Spyros; Kõljalg, Urmas; Uotila, Pertti; Olivier, Gargominy; Dauvin, Jean-Claude; Tarkhnishvili, David; Chaladze, Giorgi; Tuerkay, Michael; Legakis, Anastasios; Peregovits, Laszlo; Gudmundsson, Gudmundur A.; Olafsson, Erling; Lysaght, Liam; Galil, Bella S.; Raimondo, Francesco M.; Domina, Gianniantonio; Stoch, Fabio; Minelli, Alessandro; Spungis, Voldermars; Budrys, Eduardas; Olenin, Sergej; Turpel, Armand; Walisch, Tania; Krpach, Vladimir; Gambin, Marie Therese; Ungureanu, Laurentia; Karaman, Gordan; Kleukers, Roy M.J.C.; Stur, Elisabeth; Aagaard, Kaare; Valland, Nils; Moen, Toril Loennechen; Bogdanowicz, Wieslaw; Tykarski, Piotr; Weslawski, Jan Marcin; Kedra, Monika; de Frias Martins, Antonio M.; Abreu, Antonio Domingos; Silva, Ricardo; Medvedev, Sergei; Ryss, Alexander; Simic, Smiljka; Marhold, Karol; Stloukal, Eduard; Tome, Davorin; Ramos, Marian A.; Valdes, Benito; Pina, Francisco; Kullander, Sven; Telenius, Anders; Gonseth, Yves; Tschudin, Pascal; Sergeyeva, Oleksandra; Vladymyrov, Volodymyr; Rizun, Volodymyr Bohdanovych; Raper, Chris; Lear, Dan; Stoev, Pavel; Penev, Lyubomir; Rubio, Ana Casino; Backeljau, Thierry; Saarenmaa, Hannu; Ulenberg, Sandrine (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Reliable taxonomy underpins communication in all of biology, not least nature conservation and sustainable use of ecosystem resources. The flexibility of taxonomic interpretations, however, presents a serious challenge for ...
    • Phenotypic and genetic variation within the Cricotopus sylvestris species-group (Diptera, Chironomidae), across a Nearctic - Palaearctic gradient 

      Gresens, Susan E.; Stur, Elisabeth; Ekrem, Torbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Intraspecific variation sometimes obscures species boundaries and makes identification of certain Chironomidae difficult. This is true for many species in the genus Cricotopus. We used DNA barcode data and multivariate ...
    • Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Paratanytarsus (Diptera: Chironomidae) 

      Dahle, Sondre (Master thesis, 2012)
      The non-biting midges (Chironomidae) are among of the most successful insects in freshwater systems and often dominate in abundance and species richness. The genus Paratanytarsus contains species from all biogeographic ...
    • Systematics and evolutionary history of Tanytarsus van der Wulp, 1874 (Diptera: Chironomidae) 

      Lin, Xiaolong (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:201, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
      On the evolution and diversity of Tanytarsus non-biting midges / Evolusjon og mangfold hos fjærmygg i slekten Tanytarsus As species are the fundamental unit of biodiversity, accurate species identification and delimitation ...
    • The challenges of long-term ecological research in springs in the northern and southern Alps: indicator groups, habitat diversity, and medium-term change 

      Gerecke, Reinhard; Cantonati, Marco; Spitale, Daniel; Stur, Elisabeth; Wiedenbrug, Sofia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      After extensive exploratory investigations into crenic habitats at the beginning of the 1990s, a number of springs were selected and long-term ecological research programmes independently initiated in the Berchtesgaden ...
    • The invertebrate fauna of anthropogenic soils in the High-Arctic settlement of Barentsburg, Svalbard 

      Coulson, Stephen James; Fjellberg, Arne; Gwiazdowicz, Dariusz J.; Lebedeva, Natalia V.; Melekhina, Elena N.; Solhøy, Torstein; Erséus, Christer; Maraldo, Kristine; Miko, Ladislav; Schatz, Heinrich; Schmelz, Rüdiger M; Søli, Geir Einar Ellefsen; Stur, Elisabeth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      The terrestrial environment of the High Arctic consists of a mosaic of habitat types. In addition to the natural habitat diversity, various human-influenced types may occur. For the resident invertebrate fauna, these ...
    • The terrestrial invertebrate fauna of Edgeøya, Svalbard: Arctic landscape community composition reflects biogeography patterns 

      Ávila-Jimenéz, Maria Luisa; Solhøy, Torstein; Gwiazdowicz, Dariusz J.; Fjellberg, Arne; Dózsa‑Farkas, K.; Monson, F; De Smet, Willem H.; Stur, Elisabeth; Ekrem, Torbjørn; Coulson, Stephen James (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Colonisation and immigration history is often neglected as a factor when investigating community or species distribution patterns. However, for dynamic systems that are still reacting to large-scale environmental change, ...
    • When DNA barcoding and morphology mesh: Ceratopogonidae diversity in Finnmark, Norway 

      Stur, Elisabeth; Borkent, Art (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      DNA barcoding in Ceratopogonidae has been restricted to interpreting the medically and veterinary important members of Culicoides Latreille. Here the technique is utilised, together with morphological study, to interpret ...