Xavier Bellés
Director of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Barcelona (Spain).

[caption id="attachment_111125" align="alignleft" width="250"] Charles Darwin's barnacle and David Bowie's spider. How scientific names celebrate adventurers, heroes, and even a few scoundrels. Stephen B.


A slow yet extremely reflexive writer We have to recognise it: without Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), Darwin may have never published The Origin of Species.