CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

    A46. Penney, D. (2016) Amber research in the 21st century: trends and perspectives. In: Penney, D. & Ross A.J. (eds) 7th international conference on fossil insects, arthropods and amber: 39 (talk abstract). Keynote
    A45. Bertini, M., Ball, A.D., Mellish, C., Shah, B., Pretzel, B., Burgio, L., Goral, T., Sykes, D., Summerfield, R., Steart, D., Blagoderov, V., Garwood, R.J., Spencer, A.R.T., Penney, D. & Ross, A. (2016) Is amber altered by microCT or confocal microscopy studies? A preliminary assessment using optical microscopy, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy. In: Penney, D. & Ross A.J. (eds) 7th international conference on fossil insects, arthropods and amber: 67 (poster abstract).
    A44. Bertini, M., Ball, A.D., Mellish, C., Burgio, L., Shah, B., Pretzel, B., Blagoderov, V., Goral, T., Sykes, D., Summerfield, R., Steart, D., Garwood, R.J., Spencer, A.R.T., Ross, A. & Penney, D. (2014) A risk assessment to determine whether amber is altered by microCT or confocal microscopy studies: using optical microscopy, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy. Abstracts of the annual conference of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Cardiff, 2014.
   
A43. Penney, D. (2013) Sub/Fossil Resin Research in the 21st Century: Trends and Perspectives. Abstracts, Joint meeting of the “Palaeontological Society of China“ and the “Paläontologische Gesellschaft", Göttingen, Germany, September 23-27, 2013: Palaeobiology and geobiology of fossil Lagerstatten throughout Earth history, 122. Invited keynote & Scientific Committee Member
   
A42. Penney, D. & Preziosi, R.F. (2013) Subfossils in copal: an undervalued scientific resource. Abstracts. International Amber Researcher Symposium, Gdansk, Poland, 38–41.
   
A41. Dunlop, J.A., Penney, D. & McNeil, A. (2012) CT-scanning of fossils in amber: a study of the dark, the tiny and the invisible. Abstracts (online). International Conference on Fossil Digitizing and Digital Collection Data Handling, Berlin, http://www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/forschung/tagungen/digitalfossil-berlin-2012/home/abstracts-of-presentations/#c25026.
   
A40. Marusik, Y.M. & Penney, D. (2012) Conformation of the male palp in Dictynidae (Araneae) and related taxa. Abstracts. 14th Russian Entomological Congress, St. Petersburg, in press.
   
A39. Marusik, Y.M. & Penney, D. (2012) Terminology of the copulatory organs in spiders (Arachnida: Araneae): chaos or order? Abstracts. 14th Russian Entolomological Congress, St. Petersburg, in press.
   
A38. Penney, D., Dunlop, J.A. & Marusik, Y.M. (2012) Summary statistics of fossil spider species taxonomy. Abstracts. 27th European Congress of Arachnology, Slovenia, 116.
   
A37. Penney, D. (2011) Spider palaeontology in the 21st century. British Arachnological Society AGM, unpublished. Invited speaker.
   
A36. Dunlop, J.A., Garwood, R. & Penney, D. (2011) The devil in the detail: modern morphological methods allow the confident placement of fossil arachnids as (molecular) calibration points. Abstracts. 8th Biennial Meeting of the Systematics Association, Belfast, 43. Invited lecture.
   
A35. Dunlop, J.A., Penney, D., Daluge, N., Jager, P., McNeil, A., Bradley, R. & Whithers, P.J. (2011) Computed tomography recovers data from historical amber: an example from huntsman spiders. Entomologentag de Deutsche Entomologische Gesellschaft, Humboldt University, Berlin, 223.
   
A34. Penney, D. (2011) Biodiversity of fossils in amber from the major world deposits. Entomologentag de Deutsche Entomologische Gesellschaft, Humboldt University, Berlin, 214. Invited keynote. Abstract in DgaaE Nachrichten, 25: 120.
   
A33. Dunlop, J.A. & Penney, D. (2010) The arachnid fossil record: progress and prospects.Abstracts. PalAss AM, Ghent, Belgium, 20.
   
A32. Penney, D., Marusik, Y.M., Green, D.I., McNeil, A., Bradley, R., Withers, P.J. & Preziosi, R.F. (2010) X-ray computed tomography of a new Craspedisia (Araneae: Theridiidae) in Miocene Dominican amber. Extended Abstracts. XVIII Int. Cong. Arachnol., Poland, 331–334.
   
A31. Marusik, Y.M. & Penney, D. (2010) Conformation of the male palp in some spiders belonging to the RTA-clade and problems in taxonomy. Abstracts. XVIII Int. Cong. Arachnol., Poland, 272–276.
   
A30. McNeil, A. Bradley, R.S., Withers, P.J. & Penney, D. (2010) Imaging fossilised spiders in amber using lab-based phase contrast X-ray tomography. SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego, California, Paper 7804-62 of Conference 7804. Abstracts online at: http://spie.org//app/program/index.cfm?event_id=894261&export_id=x13102&ID=x13188&redir=x13188.xml&search_text=amber&type=2&programDays=0&x=21&y=3
   
A29. Saupe, E.E., Selden, P.A. & Penney, D. (2010) Using Dominican amber fossils to elucidate biogeographic patterns in the west indies: a case study with the genus Molinaranea (Araneae, Araneidae). Abstracts. 5th International Congress Fossils X3, Bejing, China, in press.
   
A28. Saupe, E.E., Selden, P.A. & Penney, D. (2009). The first fossil Molinaranea (Araneae), with a focus on the paleobiogeography of the genus and implications for the colonization of Hispaniola. Geol. Soc. America Annual Meeting, USA, Paper No. 73-11. Abstract online at: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2009AM/finalprogram/abstract_164662.htm
   
A27. Arnedo, M., Benjamin, S.P., Bond, J. Coddington, J., Goloboff, P., Grismado, C., Griswold, C., Hayashi, C., Hedin, M., Hormiga, G., Maddison, W., Miller, J., Platnick, N., Penney, D., Prendini, L., Ramírez, M., Scharff, N., Silva, D., Sierwald, P., Vink , C. & Wheeler, W. (2007). Spinning a new web in spider systematics: progress towards the phylogeny of Araneae. Abstracts. XVII Int. Cong. Arachnol., Brazil, 66.
   
A26. Dunlop, J.A., Penney, D., Tetlie, O.E. & Anderson, L.I. (2007) How many species of fossil arachnid are there? Abstracts. XVII Int. Cong. Arachnol., Brazil, 36. Invited plenary lecture
   
A25. Penney, D. (2007) Continental affinities of Hispaniolan spiders provide support for GAARlandia landspan. Abstracts. NESCent (NSF) Synthesis Meeting on West Indian Biodiversity, Dominican Republic, July 2007. Invited speaker
   
A24. Penney, D. & Langan, A.M.L. (2006) Comparing amber fossil assemblages across the Cenozoic. Abstracts. 23rd European Colloq. Arachnol., Spain, 2006, 89.
   
A23. Dunlop, J.A., Harms, D. & Penney, D. (2006) A fossil tarantula (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from Tertiary Chiapas amber, Mexico. Abstracts. 23rd European Colloq. Arachnol., Spain, 2006, 36.
   
A22. Penney, D. & Langan, A.M.L. (2006) Comparing amber fossil assemblages across the Cenozoic. Abstracts. 9th Int. Symp. Mes. Terr. Ecosyst., UK, insert.
   
A21. Jepson, J.E. & Penney, D. (2006) Neuropteran (Insecta) palaeodiversity with predictions for the Cretaceous fauna of the Wealden. Abstracts. 9th Int. Symp. Mes. Terr. Ecosyst., UK, insert.
   
A20. Penney, D. (2005) Completeness and bias versus adequacy of the spider fossil record. Abstracts. 3rd Int. Palaeoentomol. Soc. Cong., South Africa, 2005, 26. Invited keynote
   
A19. Penney, D. (2005) Hispaniolan spiders: extinct and extant compared. Abstracts. 3rd Int. Palaeoentomol. Soc. Cong., South Africa, 2005, 49.
   
A18. Menon, F., Penney, D., Selden, P.A. & Martill, D.M. (2005) A scolopendromorph centipede from the Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil. Abstracts. 3rd Int. Palaeoentomol. Soc. Cong., South Africa, 2005, 48.
   
A17. Penney, D. & Selden, P.A. (2005) Assembling the tree of life—phylogeny of spiders: a review of the strictly fossil spider families. Abstracts. 22nd European Colloq. Arachnol., Bulgaria, 2005, 37.
   
A16. Penney, D. (2005) Hispaniolan spiders: extinct and extant compared. Abstracts. 8th African Arachnol. Colloq., South Africa, 2005, 39.
   
A15. Penney, D. & Selden, P.A. (2005) Recent advances in palaeoarachnology and the true identity of the giant fossil ‘spider’ Megarachne. Abstracts. 8th African Arachnol. Colloq., South Africa, 2005, 34.
   
A14. Penney, D. (2004) The enigmatic fossil spider family Lagonomegopidae in Cretaceous ambers with descriptions of new specimens from Myanmar. Abstracts. XVI Int. Cong. Arachnol., Belgium, 125.
   
A13. Penney, D. (2004) Hispaniolan spiders: extinct and extant compared. Abstracts. XVI Int. Cong. Arachnol., Belgium, 260.
   
A12. Penney, D.(2003) Estimations of global extant spider family richness using neontological and palaeontological data. Abstracts 21st European Colloquium of Arachnology, St. Petersburg, Russia, 67.
   
A11. Penney, D., Wheater, C.P. & Selden, P.A. (2003) Resistance of spiders to Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction events. Abstracts Palass 47th Ann. Meet., Leicester, UK, 148.
   
A10. Marusik, Y.M. & Penney, D. (2003) A survey of Baltic amber Theridiidae (Araneae) inclusions with descriptions of six new species. Abstracts 27th Ann. Meet. American Arachnol. Soc., Denver, Colorado. Online at http://www.americanarachnology.org/AAS_Meetings/AAS_03_abstracts.html
   
A9. Marusik, Y.M. &Penney, D. (2003) A survey of Baltic amber Theridiidae (Araneae) inclusions with descriptions of six new species. Abstracts 21st European Colloquium of Arachnology, St. Petersburg, Russia, 57.
   
A8. Menon, F., Penney, D., Selden, P.A. & Martill, D.M. (2003) A scolopendromorph centipede from the Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil. Abstracts Palass 47th Ann. Meet., Leicester, UK, 180–181.
   
A7. Penney, D. (2002) Spider–insect (predator–prey) co-radiation—what does the fossil record tell us?In Abstracts: Spiders and Insects: a joint meeting of the British Arachnological Society and Royal Entomological Society, 3rd April 2002. Newsl. Br. arachnol. Soc. 95, 4–5.
   
A6. Selden, P.A. & Penney, D. (2002) Mesozoic Araneae: exploring the dark ages of spider evolution. Abstracts. 8th Int. Symp. Mes. Terr. Ecosyst., South Africa, 44.
   
A5. Penney, D. (2001) Spinning with the dinosaurs—Spiders in Upper Cretaceous amber from New Jersey (Arthropoda, Araneae). Abstracts. XV Int. Cong. Arachnol., South Africa, 127.
   
A4. Selden, P.A. & Penney, D. (2001) Phylogeny of Araneae: the fossil evidence and its interpretation. Abstracts. XV Int. Cong. Arachnol., South Africa, 157.
   
A3. Selden, P.A. & Penney, D. (2001) Phylogeny of Araneae: the fossil evidence and its interpretation. Abstracts. Palass. 45th Ann. Meet., Copenhagen, 48.
   
A2. Penney, D. (1998) Hypotheses for the Recent Hispaniolan spider fauna based on the Dominican Republic amber spider fauna. Abstracts. XIV Int. Cong. Arachnol., Chicago, 28.
   
A1. Penney, D. (1995) Oecobius amboseli (Oecobiidae): Description of the male, redescription of the female, and observations of intraspecific variation of guanine distribution. Abstracts. XIII Int. Cong. Arachnol., Geneva, 42.