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author1Manpreet Kaur Kohli. Rutgers University, 195 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102, USA.

Manpreet Kohli is pursuing her PhD at Rutgers University. She is interested in studying different aspects of insect evolution. In here current research she is exploring biogeographic history of dragonflies. She also works on how fossil choice, fossil placement and missing data affects the results of divergence time analysis.


author2Jessica L. Ware. Rutgers University, 195 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102, USA.

Dr. Jessica Ware is an evolutionary biologist. In her past and current research, she has focused on four main areas: systematics, behaviour, biodiversity and biogeography.
Using molecular and morphological techniques she has used modern phylogenetic analyses to evaluate species, test family monophyly, assess biogeographical distributions in light of divergence time estimates and improve conservation efforts.

She is secretary of the World Dragonfly Association, Dragonfly Society of the Americas, and the current president of the SysEB section of the Entomological Society of America.


author3Günter Bechly. Department of Paleontology, State Museum of Natural History, Rosenstein 1, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany. (corresponding author)

Günter Bechly is a palaeoentomologist. His main focus is on the evolution, phylogeny, and fossil history of odonates and other basal pterygotes, and fossil insects from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen Plattenkalk of Germany and the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil, as well as diverse amber inclusions. Bechly studied biology at the University of Hohenheim and zoology, parasitology and paleontology at the University of Tübingen. In 1999 he finished his PhD thesis on the fossil history and phylogeny of dragonflies and damselflies. So far he has described about 167 new species and numerous higher taxa, including a phylogenetic re-classification of dragonflies and damselflies.