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Peer-Reviewed Publications

50. Jansen, M.A., S. Singh, N.M. Franz & N. Chawla. 2015. A multi-layer micromechanical model of the cuticle of Curculio longinasus Chittenden, 1927 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). (In Preparation)

49. Johnston, M.A., D. Fleming, N.M. Franz & A.D. Smith. 2015. Amphidorini LeConte of Arizona (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): keys and species accounts. Coleopterists Bulletin. (In Press)

48. Zhang, G., U. Basharat, N. Matzke & N.M. Franz. 2015. Founder-event speciation, island-to-continent colonization and in situ diversification shape distribution and endemism of the Neotropical Exophthalmus genus complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). (In Review)

47. Thessen, A.E. et al. (including N.M. Franz). 2015. Semantic linking of phenotypes and environments: a review. PeerJ. (Accepted, Final Revision Pending)

46. Dang, T.N., N.M. Franz, B. Ludäscher & A.G. Forbes. 2015. ProvenanceMatrix: a visualization tool for multi-taxonomy alignments. In: Ivanova, V., P. Lambrix, S. Lohmann & C Pesquita (editor): Voila!2015. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Visualizations and User Interfaces for Ontologies and Linked Data, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, October 11, 2015. CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1456: 13-24. Link to publication.

45. Tang, W. et al. (including N.M. Franz). 2015. Molecular and morphological phylogenetic analyses of cycad beetles: what they reveal about cycad evolution in the New World. (In Preparation)

44. Franz, N.M. & B.W. Sterner. 2015. Taxonomy – for computers. Link to biorXiv

43. Jansen, M.A. & N.M. Franz. 2015. Phylogenetic revision of Minyomerus Horn, 1876 sec. Jansen & Franz, 2015 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) using taxonomic concept annotations and alignments. ZooKeys 528: 1-133. Link to publication.

42. Franz, N.M, N.M. Pier, D.M. Reeder, M. Chen, S. Yu, P. Kianmajd, S. Bowers & B. Ludäscher. 2015. Two influential primate classifications logically aligned. Systematic Biology. (Accepted, Pending Revision) Link to arXiv

41. Chen, M., S. Yu., P. Kianmajd, N. Franz, S. Bowers & B. Ludäscher. 2015. Provenance for explaining taxonomy alignments. In: Ludäscher, B. & B. Plale (editors): Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes. 5th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2014, Cologne, Germany, June 9-13, 2014. Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8628: 258-260. pdf

40. Franz, N.M., M. Chen, S. Yu, S. Bowers & B. Ludäscher. 2015. Names are not good enough: reasoning over taxonomic change in the Andropogon complex. Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability – Special Issue on Semantics for Biodiversity. (Accepted, Final Revision Pending) pdf

39. Franz, N.M., M. Chen, S. Yu, P. Kianmajd, S. Bowers & B. Ludäscher. 2015. Reasoning over taxonomic change: exploring alignments for the Perelleschus use case. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0118247. Link to Open Access publication.

38. Deans, A.R. et al. (including N.M. Franz). 2015. Finding our way through phenotypes. PLoS Biology 13(1): e1002033. Link to Open Access publication.

37. Chen, M., S. Yu, N. Franz, S. Bowers & B. Ludäscher. 2014. A hybrid diagnosis approach combining Black-Box and White-Box reasoning. In: A. Bikakis, P. Fodor & D. Roman (editors): RuleML 2014, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8620: 127-141. Link to publication.

36. Gries, C., E.E. Gilbert & N.M. Franz. 2014. Symbiota – a virtual platform for creating voucher-based biodiversity information communities. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1114 (24 Jun 2014). (24 pp.) doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1114. Link to Open Access publication.

35. Patterson, D.J., W. Egloff, D. Agosti, D. Eades, N. Franz, G. Hagedorn, J.A. Rees & D.P. Remsen. 2014. Scientific names of organisms: attribution, rights and licensing. BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:79. (9 pp.) pdf

34. Franz, N.M. 2014. Anatomy of a cladistic analysis. Cladistics 30: 294-321. pdf

33. Franz, N.M. & J. Cardona-Duque. 2013. Description of two new species and phylogenetic reassessment of Perelleschus Wibmer & O’Brien, 1986 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), with a complete taxonomic concept history of Perelleschus sec. Franz & Cardona-Duque, 2013. Systematics and Biodiversity 11: 209–236. Link

32. Franz, N.M. & A.M. Goldstein. 2013. Phenotype ontologies – are homology relationships central enough? A reply to Deans et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28: 131-132. pdf

31. Cardona-Duque, J. & N.M. Franz. 2012. Description and phylogeny of Azotoctla, a new Neotropical genus of Acalyptini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae) associated with the staminodes of Cyclanthaceae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 559-623. pdf

30. Girón, J. C. & N.M. Franz. 2012. Phylogenetic assessment of the Caribbean weevil genus Lachnopus Schoenherr, 1840 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Invertebrate Systematics 26: 67-82. pdf

29. Franz, N.M. 2012. Phylogenetic reassessment of the Exophthalmus genus complex (Curculionidae: Entiminae: Eustylini, Geonemini). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 164: 510-557. pdf

28. Franz, N.M. 2011. Melathra huyenae, a new genus and new species of entimine weevil from southwestern Hispaniola (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Coleopterists Bulletin 65: 352-362. pdf

27. Girón, J.C. & N.M. Franz. 2010. Revision, phylogeny, and historical biogeography of the genus Apodrosus Marshall, 1922 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 41: 339-414. pdf

26. Franz, N.M. & D. Thau. 2010. Biological taxonomy and ontology development: scope and limitations. Biodiversity Informatics 7: 45-66. pdf

25. Franz, N.M. 2010. Revision and phylogeny of the genus Apotomoderes Dejean (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). ZooKeys 49: 33-75. pdf

24. Franz, N.M. & M.S. Engel. 2010. Can higher-level phylogenies of weevils explain their evolutionary success? A critical review. Systematic Entomology 35: 597-606. pdf

23. Franz, N.M. 2010. Redescriptions of critical type species in the Eustylini Lacordaire (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Journal of Natural History 44: 41-80. pdf

22. Martínez, N.J., N.M. Franz & J.A. Acosta. 2009. Structure of the scarab beetle fauna (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) in forest remnants of western Puerto Rico. Entomotropica 24: 1-9. pdf

21. Franz, N.M. & S.Z. Yusseff Vanegas. 2009. The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez insect collection – then and now. Entomological News 120: 401-408. pdf

20. Franz, N.M., C.W. O’Brien & D. Ruiz Nuñez. 2009. New records of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) from Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Solenodon 8: 82-98. pdf

19. Martínez, N.J., J.A. Acosta & N.M. Franz. 2009. Structure of the beetle fauna (Insecta: Coleoptera) in forest remnants of western Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 93: 83-100. pdf

18. Franz, N.M. & R.K. Peet. 2009. Towards a language for mapping relationships among taxonomic concepts. Systematics and Biodiversity 7: 5-20. pdf

17. Franz, N.M. & J.C. Girón. 2009. Scelianoma elydimorpha, a new genus and new species of entimine weevil from southwestern Puerto Rico (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Neotropical Entomology 38: 219-230. pdf

16. Genaro, J.A. & N.M. Franz. 2008. The bees of Greater Puerto Rico (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila). Insecta Mundi 0040: 1-24. pdf

15. Franz, N.M. & P.E. Skelley. 2008. Pharaxonotha portophylla (Coleoptera: Erotylidae), new species and pollinator of Zamia (Zamiaceae) in Puerto Rico. Caribbean Journal of Science 44: 321-333. pdf

14. Franz, N.M. 2008. Revision, phylogeny, and natural history of Cotithene Voss (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Zootaxa 1782: 1-33. pdf

13. Franz, N.M. 2007. Reproductive trade-offs in a specialized plant/pollinator system involving Asplundia uncinata Harling (Cyclanthaceae) and a derelomine flower weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 269: 183-201. pdf

12. Franz, N.M. 2007. Pollination of Anthurium by derelomine flower weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). International Journal of Tropical Biology 55: 269-277. pdf

11. Franz, N.M. 2006. Towards a phylogenetic system of derelomine flower weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Systematic Entomology 31: 220-287. pdf

10. Franz, N.M. & R.M. Valente. 2005. Evolutionary trends in derelomine flower weevils: from associations to homology. Invertebrate Systematics 19: 499-530. pdf

9. Franz, N.M. 2005. On the lack of good scientific reasons for the growing phylogeny/classification gap. Cladistics 21: 495-500. pdf

8. Franz, N.M. 2005. Outline of an explanatory account of cladistic practice. Biology & Philosophy 20: 489-515. pdf

7. Franz, N.M. 2004. Analysing the history of the derelomine flower weevil-Carludovica association (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Cyclanthaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 81: 483-517. pdf

6. Franz, N.M. & W.T. Wcislo. 2003. Foraging behavior in two species of Ectatomma (Formicidae: Ponerinae): individual learning of orientation and timing. Journal of Insect Behavior 16: 381-410. pdf

5. Franz, N.M. 2003. Systematics of Cyclanthura, a new genus of Derelomini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 34: 153-198. pdf

4. Franz, N.M. 2003. Mating behaviour of Staminodeus vectoris (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and the value of systematics in behavioural studies. Journal of Natural History 37: 1727-1750. pdf

3. Franz, N.M. & C.W. O’Brien. 2001. Ganglionus, a new genus of Derelomini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) associated with Carludovica (Cyclanthaceae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 74: 835-850. pdf

2. Franz, N.M. & C.W. O’Brien. 2001. Revision and phylogeny of Perelleschus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), with notes on its association with Carludovica (Cyclanthaceae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 127: 255-287. pdf

1. Franz, N.M. 2001. Description and phylogeny of Staminodeus, a new genus of Derelomini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) associated with Cyclanthaceae. Coleopterists Bulletin 55: 411-432. pdf

Conference Papers

2. Franz, N.M., C.W. O’Brien, S.D. Shirota, M.T. Shillingburg & E.E. Gilbert. 2014. Assembling a virtual Weevils of North America checklist with Symbiota – preliminary insights. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau. (In Press) pdf

1. Chen, M., S. Yu, N. Franz, S. Bowers & B. Ludäscher. 2014. Euler/X: a toolkit for logic-based taxonomy integration. WFLP 2013 – 22nd International Workshop on Functional and (Constraint) Logic Programming. Link to arXiv. pdf

Contributed Chapters

3. Caldara, R., N.M. Franz & R.G. Oberprieler. 2014. 4.7.10 Curculioninae Latreille, 1802; pp. 305-344. In Leschen, R.A.B. & R.G. Beutel (Eds.): Handbook of Zoology. Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera Volume 3: Morphology and Systematics (Phytophaga). De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany. (Preprint) pdf

2. Franz, N.M. 2009. Letter to Linnaeus; pp. 63-74. In Knapp, S. & Q.D. Wheeler (Eds.): Letters to Linnaeus. Linnean Society of London, London, UK. pdf

1.Franz, N.M., R.K. Peet & A.S. Weakley. 2008. On the use of taxonomic concepts in support of biodiversity research and taxonomy; pp. 63-86. In Wheeler, Q.D. (Ed.): The New Taxonomy, Systematics Association Special Volume Series 74. Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL. pdf

Published Reviews

5. Franz, N.M. 2010. Review of “G. B. Curry & C. J. Humphries. 2007. Biodiversity Databases: Techniques, Politics, and Applications.” The Systematist 31: 16-19. pdf

4. Franz, N.M. 2008. Review of “D. E. Bright & P. Bouchard. 2008. Weevils of Canada and Alaska, Volume 2. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae.” Coleopterists Bulletin 62: 524-525. pdf

3. Franz, N.M. 2007. Review of “J.-W. Wägele. 2005. Foundations of Phylogenetic Systematics.” Cladistics 23: 634-636. pdf

2. Franz, N.M. 2005. Review of “A. Sforzi & L. Bartolozzi. 2004. Brentidae of the World (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).” Insecta Mundi 19: 1-2. pdf

1. Solomon, S.A. & N.M. Franz. 2004. Review of “G. Kuschel. 2003. Nemonychidae, Belidae, Brentidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Fauna of New Zealand 45.” Coleopterists Bulletin 58: 27-28. pdf

Electronic Publications (Not Peer-Reviewed)

3. Franz, N.M. et al. 2013. Weevils of North America (WoNA). Link

2. Daniel, D.H. & N.M. Franz. 2012. An interactive key to the genera of entimine weevils of Arizona (Curculionidae: Entiminae). Link

1. Franz, N.M., J.C. Girón & C.J. Santos. 2012. UPRM-INVCOL specimen occurrence records at GBIF. Link