yanEvgeny V. Yan. Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, 07737, Germany and Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya str. 123, Moscow, 117997 Russia. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scientific interests: early evolution of Coleoptera, paleontological reocnstructions.

Evgeny Yan received his Ph.D. at Palaeontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. Currently he works as the visiting scientist in Institute of Special Zoology and Evolutionary Biology (Jena) and have a postion of Senior research assistant in Palaeontological Institute (Arthrhopod laboratory, Moscow).

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beutalRolf G. Beutel. Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, 07737, Germany. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scientific interests: Coleoptera macrosystematics; detailed morphological studies of Arthropoda morphology.

Rolf Georg Beutel received his PhD at the University of Tübingen. Presently he is Professor of Zoology at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and also responsible for the scientific collection of the Phyletisches Museum. He has published an entomological textbook (Insect Morphology and Phylogeny, Beutel, Friedrich, Ge & Yang 2014) and more than 200 original studies. He is editor of the Handbook of Zoology series (Insecta).

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ponomarenkoAlexander G. Ponomarenko. Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya str. 123, Moscow, 117997 Russia. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scientific interests:evolution of insects (with particular interest in Coleoptera); evolutionary theory.

He received his Ph.D. at Palaeontological Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences. Prof. Ponomarenko is Leading research assistant in Palaeontological Institute (Laboratory of ancient organisms, Moscow).