David Lees PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Butterfly Biodiversity Research Group

Department of Zoology, Cambridge University

City
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Discipline
Biological Sciences
Interests
Lepidoptera, systematics, evolution, adaptive radiation, speciation, biogeography, species diversity, Madagascar
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Publications

  • Mimallonidae in Macroheterocera 29 mt genomes Doidae in Drepanoidea genomes Exoporia ( Ancestral arrangement )

    Gln M, Met I

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  • Towards a mitogenomic phylogeny of Lepidoptera.

    Timmermans M, Lees D, Simonsen T

    Molecular phylogenetics and evolution (2014)

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  • Mitogenomic sequences effectively recover relationships within brush-footed butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).

    Wu L, Lin L, Lees D, Hsu Y

    BMC genomics (2014)

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  • DNA barcoding reveals a largely unknown fauna of Gracillariidae leaf mining moths in the Neotropics

    Lees D, Kawahara a, Rougerie R, Ohshima I, Kawakita A, Bouteleux O et al.

    Molecular ecology resources (2013)

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  • DNA barcoding reveals a largely unknown fauna of Gracillariidae leaf mining moths in the Neotropics

    Lees D, Kawahara A, Rougerie R, Ohshima I, Kawakita A, Bouteleux O et al.

    Molecular Ecology Resources

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  • The Bürgermeister's butterfly

    Ackery P, Goodger K, Lees D

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  • A large-scale, higher-level, molecular phylogenetic study of the insect order Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)

    Regier J, Mitter C, Zwick A, Bazinet A, Cummings M, Kawahara A et al.

    PLoS ONE (2013)

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  • Case 3573 Papilio narcissus Fabricius , 1798 ( currently Heteropsis narcissus ; Lepidoptera , NYMPHALIDAE ): proposed conservation of the specific name

    Balletto E, Lees D

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  • Taxic richness patterns and conservation evaluation of Madagascan tiger beetles (Coleoptera : Cicindelidae)

    Andriamampianina L, Kremen C, Vane-Wright R, Lees D, Razafimahatratra V

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  • Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758.

    Nieukerken B, Kaila L, Kitching I, Kristensen N, Lees D, Minet J et al.

    Zootaxa (2011)

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  • Analysis of tissue dependent DNA yield for optimal sampling of micro-moths in large-scale biodiversity surveys

    Lopez-Vaamonde C, Breman F, Lees D, Houdt J, De Prins J

    European Journal of Entomology (2012)

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  • Host tracking or cryptic adaptation? Phylogeography of Pediobius saulius (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae), a parasitoid of the highly invasive horse-chestnut leafminer

    Hernández-López A, Rougerie R, Augustin S, Lees D, Tomov R, Kenis M et al.

    Evolutionary Applications (2011)

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  • NEAR-THREATENED SWALLOWTAIL , AGEHANA MARAHO ( LEPIDOPTERA : PAPILIONIDAE ): EVALUATING SEQUENCE VARIABILITY AND SUITABLE MARKERS FOR CONSERVATION

    Wu L, Lees D, Yen S, Lu C, Hsu Y

    Methods (2011)

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  • Lees et al.. 2003 Natural History of Madagascar.pdf

    The Natural History of Madagascar (2003)

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  • Tracking origins of invasive herbivores through herbaria and archival DNA: the case of the horse-chestnut leaf miner

    Lees D, Lack H, Rougerie R, Hernandez-Lopez A, Raus T, Avtzis N et al.

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2011)

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  • Phylogenetic systematics of Colotis and associated genera (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): evolutionary and taxonomic implications

    Nazari V, Larsen T, Lees D, Brattström O, Bouyer T, Van de Poel G et al.

    Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (2011)

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  • Phylogenetic relationships of butterflies of the tribe Acraeini (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Heliconiinae) and the evolution of host plant use.

    Silva-Brandão K, Wahlberg N, Francini R, Azeredo-Espin A, Brown K, Paluch M et al.

    Molecular phylogenetics and evolution (2008)

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  • Model-based uncertainty in species range prediction

    Pearson R, Thuiller W, Araújo M, Martinez-Meyer E, Brotons L, McClean C et al.

    Journal of Biogeography (2006)

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  • Independent gene phylogenies and morphology demonstrate a malagasy origin for a wide-ranging group of swallowtail butterflies.

    Zakharov E, Smith C, Lees D, Cameron A, Vane-Wright R, Sperling F

    Evolution (2004)

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  • Micropterix of Cyprus and the Middle East ( Micropterigidae )

    Zeller-Lukashort H, Kurz M, Lees D, Schwartz-Tzachor R

    Nota lepidopterologica (2009)

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  • A review of Micropterix Hübner, 1825: the species of Northern and Central Europe

    Zeller-Lukashort H, Kurz M, Lees D, Kurz M

    Nota lepidopterologica (2007)

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  • The first record of Tischeriidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera) from Madagascar, with description of Coptotriche alavelona sp. n. and an updated distributional checklist of Afrotropical Tischeriidae

    Lees D, Stonis J

    Zootaxa (2007)

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  • Madaglymbus , a new genus of Malagasy endemic diving beetles and description of a highly unusual species based on morphology and DNA sequence data ( Dytiscidae : Copelatinae )

    Shaverdo H, Monaghan M, Lees D, Ranaivosolo R, Balke M

    Systematics and Biodiversity (2008)

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  • Foreleg stridulation in male Urania moths (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae)

    Lees D

    Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (1992)

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  • DNA mini-barcodes in taxonomic assignment: a morphologically unique new homoneurous moth clade from the Indian Himalayas described in Micropterix (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae)

    Lees D, Rougerie R, Zeller-Lukashort C, Kristensen N

    Zoologica Scripta (2010)

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  • Aligning conservation priorities across taxa in Madagascar with high-resolution planning tools.

    Kremen C, Cameron a, Moilanen a, Phillips S, Thomas C, Beentje H et al.

    Science (New York, N.Y.) (2008)

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  • Foodplant associations of the Uraniinae (Uraniidae) and their systematic, evolutionary and ecological significance

    Lees D, Smith N

    Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society (1991)

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  • The mid-domain effect: Geometric constraints on the geography of species richness

    Colwell R, Lees D

    Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2000)

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  • A null model for species richness gradients: bounded range overlap of butterflies and other rainforest endemics in Madagascar

    Lees D, Kremen C, Andriamampianina L

    Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (1999)

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  • Madagascar as a model region of species diversification.

    Vences M, Wollenberg K, Vieites D, Lees D

    Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2009)

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  • Online supplementary information This file contains: 1. Biographic details and itineraries: collections of

    Lees D, Rougerie R, Zeller-Lukashort H, Kristensen N

    Zoologica Scripta (2010)

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  • Taxon-specific PCR for DNA barcoding arthropod prey in bat faeces

    Zeale M, Butlin R, Barker G, Lees D, Jones G

    Molecular Ecology Resources (2010)

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  • High mitochondrial diversity in geographically widespread butterflies of Madagascar: a test of the DNA barcoding approach.

    Linares M, Soto-Calderón I, Lees D, Anthony N

    Molecular phylogenetics and evolution (2009)

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  • The mid-domain effect and the longitudinal dimension of continents. Reply from R.K. Colwell and D.C. Lees

    Colwell R, Lees D

    Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2000)

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  • Response letter to: Bode, M., Watson, J., Iwamura, T and Possingham, H.P. 2008. The cost of conservation; Coetzee, B.W.T. 2008. Conservation with caveats

    Kremen C, Cameron A, Razafimpahanana A, Moilanen A, Thomas C, Beentje H et al.

    Science (340)

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  • Factsheets for 80 representative alien species

    Roques A, Lees D

    Alien Terrestrial Arthropods of Europe (2010)

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  • Designing a new National Park in Madagascar: the use of biodiversity data

    Kremen C, Lees D, Razafimahatratra V, Raharitsimba H

    African Rain Forest Ecology And Conservation (2001)

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  • Cameraria ohridella (horse-chestnut leaf miner)

    Lees D

    Natural History Museum Species of the Day, Species of the day, 25/09/2010 (2010)

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  • Urania sloanus (Cramer, 1779)

    Lees D

    Natural History Museum Species of the day, 16/04/2010 (2010)

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  • Taxon page for Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dimic 1986.

    Lees D, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Augustin S

    Encylopedia of Life (2011)

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  • The Périnet Effect? Diversity gradients in an adaptive radiation of Madagascan butterflies (Satyrinae: Mycalesina) contrasted with other species-rich rainforest taxa

    Lees D

    Biogeography of Madagascar (1996)

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  • a-homonojirimycin and DMDP: alkaloidal glycosidase inhibitors in the moth Urania fulgens

    Kite G, Horn J, Romeo J, Fellows L, Lees D, Scofield A et al.

    Phytochemistry (1990)

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  • Alkaloidal glycosidase inhibitors in nocturnal and diurnal uraniine moths and their respective foodplant genera, Endospermum and Omphalea

    Kite G, Fellows L, Lees D, Kitchin D, Monteith G

    Biochemical Systematics and Ecology (1991)

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  • Tracing the origin of Chilades pandava (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) found at Kinmen Island using mitochondrial COI and COII genes

    Wu L, Lees D, Hsu Y

    Bioformosa (2009)

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  • Systematics and biogeography of Madagascan mycalesine butterflies (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae)

    Lees D

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  • Radeau des Cimes au Parc national de Masoala (Madagascar). Première partie : éléments pour un inventaire des Lépidoptères

    Aberlenc H.P., Andriamanantenina L., Faure G., Lees David C., Minet J., Olivier L. et al.

    Bulletin mensuel de la Société linnéenne de Lyon (2007)

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  • Butterflies and conservation planning in Madagascar: from pattern to practice

    Kremen C, Lees D, Fay J

    Butterflies: Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight (2003)

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  • Lepidoptera: Systematics and Diversity

    Lees D, Minet J

    The Natural History of Madagascar (2003)

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  • Classification, Diversity and Endemism of the Butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea): A Revised Species Checklist

    Lees D, Kremen C, Raharitsimba H

    The Natural History of Madagascar (2003)

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  • A brachypterous butterfly?

    Viloria A, Pyrcz T, Wojtusiak J, Ferrer-Paris J, Beccaloni G, Sattler K et al.

    Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society (2003)

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  • Global warming, elevational ranges and the vulnerability of tropical biota

    Laurance W, Useche D, Shoo L, Herzog S, Kessler M, Escobar F et al.

    Biological Conservation (2010)

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  • Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe

    ROQUES A, LOPEZ-VAAMONDE C

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  • Examining monophyly in a large radiation of Madagascan butterflies (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae: Mycalesina) based on mitochondrial DNA data.

    Torres E, Lees D, Vane-Wright R, Kremen C, Leonard J, Wayne R

    Molecular phylogenetics and evolution (2001)

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  • Quantifying paleogeography using biogeography: a test case for the Ordovician and Silurian of Avalonia based on brachiopods and trilobites

    Lees D, Fortey R, Cocks L

    Paleobiology (2002)

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  • Mapping More of Terrestrial Biodiversity for Global Conservation Assessment

    FERRIER S, POWELL G, RICHARDSON K, MANION G, OVERTON J, ALLNUTT T et al.

    BioScience (2004)

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  • Malagasy birds as hosts for eye-frequenting moths.

    Hilgartner R, Raoilison M, Büttiker W, Lees D, Krenn H

    Biology letters (2007)

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  • A strong Madagascan rainforest MDE and no equatorward increase in species richness: re-analysis of 'The missing Madagascan mid-domain effect', by Kerr J.T., Perring M. & Currie D.J. (Ecology Letters 9:149-159, 2006).

    Lees D, Colwell R

    Ecology letters (2007)

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  • A method for quantifying biodiversity loss and its application to a 50-year record of deforestation across Madagascar

    Allnutt T, Ferrier S, Manion G, Powell G, Ricketts T, Fisher B et al.

    Conservation Letters (2008)

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  • Accelerated Species Inventory on Madagascar Using Coalescent-Based Models of Species Delineation

    Monaghan M, Wild R, Elliot M, Fujisawa T, Balke M, Inward D et al.

    Systematic Biology (2009)

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  • Chapter 11- Lepidoptera

    Lopez-Vaamonde C, Agassiz D, Augustin S, De Prins J, De Prins W, Gomboc S et al.

    BIORISK – Biodiversity and Ecosystem Risk Assessment (2010)

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  • Elucidating genetic signatures of native and introduced populations of the Cycad Blue, Chilades pandava to Taiwan: a threat both to Sago Palm and to native Cycas populations worldwide

    Wu L, Yen S, Lees D, Hsu Y

    Biological Invasions (2010)

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  • Phylogenetics and biogeography of a spectacular Old World radiation of butterflies: the subtribe Mycalesina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrini).

    Kodandaramaiah U, Lees D, Müller C, Torres E, Karanth K, Wahlberg N

    BMC evolutionary biology (2010)

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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Butterfly Biodiversity Research Group

Department of Zoology, Cambridge University

March 2013 - Present

Lepidoptera Curator

Natural History Museum

March 2012 - March 2013 (1 year)

Scientific Associate

Natural History Museum, London, UK

January 2001 - January 2012 (11 years)

Researcher

INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

January 2009 - December 2011 (2 years 11 months)