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Frank Stokvis

F.R. (Frank) Stokvis, MSc., Senior research technician - Laboratories

Contact

Email: frank.stokvis@naturalis.nl
Phone: +31 (0)71-52 71 912
Room number: 6.4.17, Sylviusweg 72

After finishing my Msc thesis on Soft Corals in 2007, I turned to entomology. My main work encompasses the phylogenetic reconstruction of the Zygoptera and Anisoptera, using and developing multiple markers. In addition, I participate in research projects, provide support for publications and supervise students with advanced phylogenetic analyses. Furthermore, I work on DNA barcoding of the Dutch flora, fauna and fungi.

My work in the molecular facilities includes Ion Torrent (NGS) operation, genetic marker selection, PCR, phylogenetic analyses and stacking microscope photography.

Research

Phylogeny, biogeography and higher classification of the Zygoptera and Anisoptera

KD DijkstraVincent KalkmanRory DowMatti Hämäläinen, Frank Stokvis & Jan van Tol

This project aims to understand the phylogenetic relationships and the historical biogeography of the Zygoptera, based on both morphological and molecular characters. We also aim to understand morphological and behavioural character evolution using phylogenetic trees based on multiple molecular markers.

Left to right: Rory Dow, Vincent Kalkman, Matti Hämäläinen, Jan van Tol, KD Dijkstra, Frank Stokvis

Statia Marine Expedition 2015

Participant blogs

My blog: Getting the most out of the expedition

Naturalis Biodiversity Center started this year with a Caribbean programe. In this programe the diversity of plants, animals and fungi will be researched and mapped of the Dutch Caribbean. Since 2010 the islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are special municipalities of the Netherlands. So far little is known about the diversity on these islands. With this programe we hope to change that for under water as well as above water. Several experts and partner organisations from the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean will join the expedition!

In June a marine expert team will be on St. Eustatius for three weeks to identify which species occur underwater. The largest partner organisations of this expedition is Stichting ANEMOON.

Participants Statia Marine Expedition 2015

 

Me taking photographs for species presence/absence monitoring

Publications

2016
Mens L.P., Schütte K., Stokvis F. R. & Dijkstra K.-D. B. Six, not two, species of Acisoma pintail dragonfly (Odonata: Libellulidae). Zootaxa, 4109, 153–172. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4109.2.

Acisoma attenboroughi

2015
Merckx V.S.F.T., Hendriks K.P., Beentjes K.K., Mennes C.B., Becking L.E., Peijnenburg K.T.C.A., Afendy A., Arumugam N., de Boer H., Biun A., Buang M.M., Chen P.-P., Chung A.Y.C., Dow R., Feijen F.A.A., Feijen H., Feijen-van Soest C, Geml J., Geurts R., Gravendeel B., Hovenkamp P., Imbun P., Ipor I., Janssens S.B., Jocqué M. Kappes H., Khoo E., Koomen P., Lens F., Majapun R.J., Morgado L.N., Neupane S., Nieser N., Pereira J.T., Rahman H., Sabran S., Sawang A., Schwallier R.M., Shim P.-S., Smit H., Sol N., Spait M., Stech M., Stokvis F.R., Sugau J.B., Suleiman M., Sumail S., Thomas D.C., van Tol J., Tuh F.Y.Y., Yahya B.E., Nais J., Repin R., Lakim M. & Schilthuizen M. Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain. Nature 524: 347-350. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature14645

Hämäläinen M., Dow R.A., & Stokvis F.R. Revision of the Sundaland species of the genus Dysphaea Selys, 1853 using molecular and morphological methods, with notes on allied species (Odonata: Euphaeidae). Zootaxa 3949 (4): 451–490. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3949.4.1

2014
Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Kalkman V.J., Dow R.A., Stokvis F.R., & Tol J. van. Redefining the damselfly families: a comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Zygoptera (Odonata). Systematic Entomology, 39(1), 68-96. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12035

2013
Kalkman V.J., Dijkstra K.-D.B., Dow R.A., Stokvis F.R. & Tol J. van. Out of Australia: aquatic insects reveal the Melanesian Arc System and East Papua Composite Terrane as pathway to the Malesian region (Odonata, Argiolestidae). Zoologica Scripta.

Smit J., Reijnen B.T. & Stokvis F.R. Half of the European fruit fly species barcoded (Diptera, Tephritidae); a feasibility test for molecular identification. ZooKeys, 365(0), 279-305. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.365.5819
 
2012
Nieukerken E.J. van, Doorenweerd C., Stokvis F.R. & Groenenberg D.S.J. DNA barcoding of the leaf-mining moth subgenus Ectoedemia s. str. (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae) by COI and EF1-α: two are better than one in recognising cryptic species. Contributions to Zoology 81(1): 1-24. http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/443278
 
2006
Stokvis F.R. & Ofwegen L.P. van. New and redescribed encrusting species of Alcyonium from the Atlantic Ocean (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Alcyoniidae). Zoologische Mededelingen, 80(4), 165. http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/198498

Some of my contributions to the Dutch species catalogue (Nederlands soortenregister):

Polycera quadrilineata (harlekijnslak)

 

Sepiola atlantica (dwerginktvis)

 

Sepia officinalis (gewone zeekat)

 

Janolus cristatus (blauwtipje)