WAHLBERG Niklas

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  • Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Macroevolution, Phylogenetics / Phylogenomics, Systematics / Taxonomy
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2016-present Professor in Biological Systematics, Lund University 2014-2015 Professor in Genetics, University of Turku 2011-2013 University Researcher, University of Turku 2006-2011 Academy Research Fellow (funded by Academy of Finland), University of Turku 2003-2006 Forskarassistent (Research Fellow, funded by Vetenskapsrådet), Stockholm University 2001-2002 Postdoc Stockholm University (funded by Academy of Finland), working with Sören Nylin 1996-2000 PhD University of Helsinki, supervised by Ilkka Hanski 1991-1996 MSc studies at the University of Helsinki

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2019-12-09
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Systematics and geographical distribution of Galba species, a group of cryptic and worldwide freshwater snails
Pilar Alda, Manon Lounnas, Antonio Alejandro Vázquez, Rolando Ayaqui, Manuel Calvopina, Maritza Celi-Erazo, Robert Dillon, Luisa Carolina González Ramírez, Eric S. Loker, Jenny Muzzio-Aroca, Alberto Orlando Nárvaez, Oscar Noya, Andrés Esteban Pereira, Luiggi Martini Robles, Richar Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Nelson Uribe, Patrice David, Philippe Jarne, Jean-Pierre Pointier, Sylvie Hurtrez-Boussès
10.1101/647867

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The challenge of delineating species when they are hidden

The science of naming species (taxonomy) has been renewed with the developments of molecular sequencing, digitization of museum specimens, and novel analytical tools. However, naming species can be highly subjective, sometimes considered as an art [1], because it is based on human-based criteria that vary among taxonomists. Nonetheless, taxonomists often argue that species names are hypotheses, which are therefore testable and refutable as new evidence is provided. This challenge comes with a mo...

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