André Nel. Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB, UMR 7205, CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 50, Entomologie, F-75005, Paris, France. Corresponding author. ; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4241-7651
André Nel was born in La Ciotat, France, in 1959. He studied palaeontology at the University of Reims. Since 1993 he is researcher at the MNHN, Paris, France. His main research topics are fossil insects, with implications on systematics, phylogeny, and palaeoecology.
Markus J. Poschmann. Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz, Direktion Landesarchäologie/Erdgeschichte, Niederberger Höhe 1, D-56077 Koblenz, Germany. ; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9710-1673
Markus J. Poschmann was born in Koblenz, Germany, in 1964. He studied geology/palaeontology at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. Since 1992 he is a technician at the General Department of Cultural Heritage of Rhineland-Palatinate, State Archaeology, Section Geological History of the Earth, Koblenz, Germany. Furthermore, Markus is working as an independent researcher on various aspects of the palaeontology of Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on Early Devonian, Early Permian, and Tertiary fossil sites. Among his main research topics are Palaeozoic chelicerate arthropods, such as eurypterids and trigonotarbids, trace fossils, Devonian plants, and arthropods in general.
Sonja Wedmann. Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Forschungsstation Grube Messel, Markstraße 35, D-64409 Messel, Germany. ; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9778-4125
Sonja Wedmann studied biology at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and completed her dissertation on Oligocene fossil insects at the Universtity of Göttingen. Since 2007 she works as curator and researcher at the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt/M, Department Messel Research and Mammalogy, Senckenberg Research Station Grube Messel. Her research concentrates on the evolution of insects from the Cenozoic, with a focus on their biodiversity, paleobiology, paleobiogeography, and phylogenetics.