George Sangster

FD, Zoologiska institutionen: Systematik och evolutionsforskning

Contact

Division: Zoologiska institutionen: Systematik och evolutionsforskning
Phone: +46 8 519 540 00
Email: george.sangster@nrm.se

Fax: +46 8 519 541 84
Visiting address: Frescativägen 40

Postal address:
Stockholm University
Zoologiska institutionen: Systematik och evolutionsforskning
Box 50007, 104 05 Stockholm

George Sangster

Publications

Refereed

George Sangster, Jolanda A. Luksenburg. 2014. Declining rates of species described per taxonomist: slowdown of progress or a side-effect of improved quality in taxonomy? Systematic Biology (in press).

George Sangster. 2014. The application of species criteria in avian taxonomy and its implications for the debate over species concepts. Biological Reviews 89: 199-214.

Martin Irestedt, Pierre-Henri Fabre, Henrique Batalha-Filho, Knud A. Jønsson, Cees S Roselaar, George Sangster, Per GP Ericson. 2013. The spatio-temporal colonization and diversification across the Indo-Pacific by a ‘great speciator’ (Aves, Erythropitta erythrogaster). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences 280: 20130309.

Urban Olsson, Martin Irestedt, George Sangster, Per G. P. Ericson, Per Alström. 2013. Systematic revision of the avian family Cisticolidae based on a multi-locus phylogeny of all genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 790-799.

Jolanda Luksenburg, George Sangster. 2013. New seabird records from Aruba, southern Caribbean, including three pelagic species new for the island. Marine Ornithology 42: 183-186.

George Sangster, Ben F. King, Philippe Verbelen, Colin R. Trainor. 2013. A new owl species of the genus Otus (Aves: Strigidae) from Lombok, Indonesia. PLoS ONE 8: e53712.

Martin Irestedt, Magnus Gelang, George Sangster, Urban Olsson, Per Ericson, Per Alström. 2011. Neumann’s Warbler Hemitesia neumanni (Sylvioidea) - the sole African member of a Palaeotropic Miocene avifauna. Ibis 153: 78-86.

George Sangster, Per Alström, Emma Forsmark, Urban Olsson. 2010. Multi-locus phylogenetic analysis of Old World chats and flycatchers reveals extensive paraphyly at family, subfamily and genus level (Aves: Muscicapidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57: 380-392.

George Sangster. 2009. Increasing numbers of bird species result from taxonomic progress, not taxonomic inflation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences 276: 3185-3191.

George Sangster. 2009. Acoustic differences between the scoters Melanitta nigra nigra and M. n. americana. Wilson journal of ornithology 121: 696-702.

George Sangster. 2008. A new genus for the waterthrushes (Parulidae). Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 128: 212-215.

George Sangster. 2008. A revision of Vermivora (Parulidae), with the description of a new genus. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 128: 207-211.

David T. Parkin, Martin Collinson, Andreas J. Helbig, Alan G. Knox, George Sangster. 2006. The development of guidelines to assist in defining species limits. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52: 435-438.

George Sangster. 2006. The taxonomic status of 'phylogroups' in the Parus teneriffae complex (Aves) - Comments on the paper by Kvist et al. (2005). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 288-289.

George Sangster. 2005. A name for the flamingo–grebe clade. Ibis 147: 612-615.

George Sangster. 2005. A name for the clade formed by owlet-nightjars, swifts and hummingbirds (Aves). Zootaxa 799: 1-6.

George Sangster, Frank G. Rozendaal. 2004. Territorial songs and species-level taxonomy of nightjars of the Caprimulgus macrurus complex, with the description of a new species. Zoologische Verhandelingen, Leiden 350: 7-45.

Andreas J. Helbig, Alan G. Knox, David T. Parkin, George Sangster, Martin Collinson. 2002. Guidelines for assigning species rank. Ibis 144: 518-525.

George Sangster. 2000. Genetic distance as a test of species boundaries in the Citril Finch Serinus citrinella - a critique and taxonomic reinterpretation. Ibis 142: 487-490.

George Sangster. 2000. Taxonomic stability and avian extinctions. Conservation Biology 14: 579-581.

Other academic

George Sangster. 2013. Integrative taxonomy of birds - Studies into the nature, origin and delimitation of species. Doctoral thesis. Department of Zoology, Stockholm University.

George Sangster, J. Martin Collinson, Pierre-Andre Crochet, Alan G. Knox, David T. Parkin, Stephen C. Votier. 2013. Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palearcticbirds - ninth report. Ibis 155: 898-907.

George Sangster. 2013. Review of: Owls of the World: a photographic guide by H. Mikkola. Ibis 155: 691-692.

George Sangster. 2012. Review of: Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbord and Owlet-nightjars of the World by N. Cleere. Ibis 154: 220-220.

George Sangster, J. Martin Collinson, Pierre-Andre Crochet, Alan G. Knox, David T. Parkin, Stephen C. Votier. 2012. Taxonomic recommendations for British birds - eighth report. Ibis 154: 874-883.

George Sangster, Martin Collinson, Pierre-Andre Crochet, Alan G. Knox, David T. Parkin, Lars Svensson, Stephen C. Votier. 2011. Taxonomic recommendations for British birds - seventh report. Ibis 153: 883-892.

George Sangster. 2011. Review of: Systematic notes on Asian birds 2010 by D R Wells. Ibis 153: 452-453.

George Sangster. 2011. Controversies over taxonomic and nomenclatural instability: an empirical approach. Licentiate thesis. Stockholms Universitet.

George Sangster, J. Martin Collinson, Alan G. Knox, David T. Parkin, Lars Svensson. 2010. Taxonomic recommendations for British birds, Sixth Report. Ibis 152: 180-186.

George Sangster, A.B. van den Berg, A.J. van Loon, C.S. Roselaar. 2009. Dutch avifaunal list: taxonomic changes in 2004-2008. Ardea 97: 373-381.

Alan G. Knox, J. Martin Collinson, David T. Parkin, George Sangster, Lars Svensson. 2008. Taxonomic recommendations for British birds, Fifth Report. Ibis 150: 833-835.

George Sangster. 2008. Review of: Festschrift for Ned Johnson: Geographic variation and evolution in birds by C Cicero and J V Remsen. Ibis 150: 843.

George Sangster, Martin Collinson, Alan G, Knox, David T. Parkin, Lars Svensson. 2007. Taxonomic recommendations for British birds, Fourth Report. Ibis 149: 853-857.

George Sangster, J Martin Collinson, Andreas J Helbig, Alan G Knox, David T Parkin. 2005. Taxonomic recommendations for British birds: third report. Ibis 147: 821-826.

George Sangster. The ring species concept revisited.

Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)

Martin Collinson, David T. Parkin, Alan G, Knox, George Sangster, Lars Svensson. 2008. Species boundaries in the Herring Gull complex. British Birds 101: 340-363.

Martin Collinson, David T. Parkin, Alan G, Knox, George Sangster, Andreas J. Helbig. 2006. Species limits within the genus Melanitta, the scoters. British Birds 99: 183-201.

Lars Svensson, J Martin Collinson, Alan G Knox, David T Parkin, George Sangster. 2005. Species limits in the Red-breasted Flycatcher. British Birds 98: 538-541.

George Sangster. 2005. Andreas J Helbig (1957-2005). Dutch Birding 27: 443-444.

David T Parkin, J Martin Collinson, Andreas J Helbig, Alan G Knox, George Sangster, Lars Svensson. 2004. Species limits in Acrocephalus and Hippolais warblers from the Western Palearctic. British Birds 97: 276-299.