Entomology Department

Nikolaj Scharff

Complete list of publications


Szüts, T. & N. Scharff (in press). Revision of the living members of the genus Tomocyrba Simon, 1900 (Araneae, Salticidae). Contributions to Natural History.


Cardoso, P., Scharff, N., Gaspar, C., Henriques, S.S., Carvalho, R., Castro, P.H., Schmidt, J.B., Silva, I., Szüts, T., Castro, A. & Crespo, L.C. (in press). Rapid biodiversity assessment of spiders (Araneae) using semi-quantitative sampling: a case study in a Mediterranean forest. Insect Conservation and Diversity.

Scharff, N., J. Birkedal Schmidt & J. Pedersen, 2007. Edderkoppen Zodarion rubidum Simon, 1914 - ny art og familie for Danmark (Araneae, Zoodariidae)/The spider Zodarion rubidum Simon, 1914 - a new species and family for Denmark (Araneae, Zodariidae). Entomologiske Meddelelser 75(1): 65-70.


Ramirez, M. J., J. A. Coddington, W. P. Maddison, P. Midford, L. Prendini, J. Miller, C. E. Griswold, G. Hormiga, P. Sierwald, N. Scharff, S. P. Benjamin, & W. C. Wheeler, 2007. Linking of digital images to phylogenetic data matrices using a morphological ontology. Syst. Biol. 56(2): 283-294. (Request PDF)

Jocqué, R. & N. Scharff, 2007. Holmelgonia, a new name for the genus Elgonia Holm, 1989 (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Journal of Afrotropical Zoology 3: 161.(download PDF)


Scharff, N. 2006. Sidste nyt om Danmarks edderkopper. Dyr i Natur og Museum 2006(2): 14-17 (in Danish).


Scharff, N. 2006. Hvad finder jeg i skoven. Politikens Forlag. 185 sider (field guide to danish forest arthropods, in Danish, 185 pages).(Politikens Forlag)


Scharff, N. & O. Gudik-Sørensen, 2006. Katalog over Danmarks edderkopper (Araneae)/Catalogue of the Spiders of Denmark (Araneae). Entomologiske Meddelelser 74(1): 3-71. (updates to the catalogue can be found at http://www.zmuc.dk/EntoWeb/arachnology/dkchecklist.htm)


Scharff, N. 2006: Book Review: Almquist, S. 2005. Swedish Araneae, part 1 – families Atypidae to Hahniidae (Linyphiidae excluded). Insect Systematics and Evolution Supplement No. 62. Fauna & Flora 101(2): 38-39. (in Swedish)


Szüts, T. & N. Scharff, 2005. Redescription of little known jumping spider genera (Araneae: Salticidae) from West Africa. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 51 (4): 357–378. (download PDF)


Hormiga, G., D.J. Buckle, & N.Scharff, 2005. Nanoa, an enigmatic new genus of pimoid spiders from western North America (Pimoidae, Araneae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 145: 249-262.

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Hormiga, G. & N. Scharff, 2005. Monophyly and phylogenetic placement of the spider genus Labulla Simon, 1884 (Araneae, Linyphiidae) and description of the new genus Pecado. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143: 359-404.

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Scharff, N., J.A. Coddington, C.E. Griswold, G. Hormiga & P. de Place Bjørn, 2003. When to Quit? Estimating spider species richness in a northern European deciduous forest. Journal of Arachnology 31(2): 246-273. (Request PDF)


Seberg, O., Humphries, C.J., Knapp, S., Stevenson, D.W., Petersen, G., Scharff, N., & N.M. Andersen, 2003. Shortcuts in Systematics? A commentary on DNA-based Taxonomy. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18(2): 63-65. (Request PDF)


Calabuig, I., C. Dieguez, I. Izquierdo, M. Ramos, N. Scharff & H. Enghoff, 2003. ENHSIN Users: Scientific and Wider. pp. 41-75., In: M.J. Scoble (Ed.), European Natural History Specimen Information Network. A prject supported by the European Union Programme: Improving the Human Potential and Socio-Economic Knowledge Base (Framework V). Natural History Museum, London. pp. 1-176. (on-line version of the publication)


Larsen, S. & N. Scharff, 2003. The spiders of Greenland - a checklist. Entomologiske Meddelelser 71(1): 53-61.(electronic version of the checklist with post-published corrections)


Wolff, T. & N. Scharff, 2003. Gåder om mudderkrebs og jagtedderkop. Dyr i Natur og Museum 2003(2): 24-27 (in Danish).


Scharff, N. 2002. Obituary, Marie Hammer, 20. marts 1907 - 25. maj 2002. Dansk Naturhistorisk Forenings årsskrift 12: 68-73.


Toft, S. & N. Scharff (Eds.), 2002. European Arachnology 2000. Proceedings of the 19th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Århus, Denmark, 17.-22. July 2000. Aarhus University Press. 358 pp. (Aarhus University Press)


Sørensen, L., Coddington, J.A. & N. Scharff, 2002. Inventorying and Estimating Spider Diversity using Semi-quantitative Sampling Methods in an Afrotropical Montane Forest. Environmental Entomology 31(2): 319-330. (Request PDF)


Sørensen, L.L. & N. Scharff, 2001. Conducting research in Tanzania. pp. 69-73., In: Macintosh, D.J., Hansen, L.N. & Nielsen, T.(Eds.). Biodiversity Conservation and Utilisation: Policy Coherence, Ethical Issues, Management and Implementation. Proceedings of the Conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Utilisation, 13th October 1999, Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen Denmark, Vol. I & II.


Hormiga, G., Scharff, N., & J.A. Coddington, 2000. The Phylogenetic Basis of Sexual Size Dimorphism in Orb-Weaving Spiders (Araneae, Orbiculariae). Systematic Biology 49(3): 435-462. (Request PDF)


Waldock, J.M. & N. Scharff, 2000. Notes on the generic name of the Christmas or Jewel Spider, Austracantha minax (Thorell). Australasian Arachnology 59: 4-5. (Request PDF)


Gajdos, P., Toft, S., Langemark, S., & N. Scharff, 2000. The Fishing Spiders Dolomedes (Araneae, Pisauridae) in Denmark. Steenstrupia 25(2): 201-208.


Larsen, S. & N. Scharff, 2000. Blinde passagerer med 8 ben. Dyr i Natur og Museum 2: 27-31.


Scharff, N. 1999. Hvepseedderkoppen - en ny dyreart i Danmark. Naturens Verden 82(1): 34-37. (in Danish).


Griswold, C.E., Coddington, J.A., Hormiga, G., & N. Scharff. 1998. Phylogeny of the orb-web building spiders (Araneae, Orbiculariae: Deinopoidea, Araneoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 123: 1-99. (Request PDF)


Scharff, N. 1998. Dværghanner eller kæmpehunner? Dyr i Natur og Museum 1: 6-10.


Coddington, J.A., G. Hormiga, & N. Scharff. 1997. Giant females or dwarf male spiders? Nature 385(6618): 687-688. (Request PDF)


Scharff, N. & J.A. Coddington, 1997. A phylogenetic analysis of the orb weaving spider family Araneidae (Arachnida, Araneae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 120(4): 355-434. (Request PDF)


Scharff, N. & S. Langemark. 1997. Hvepseedderkoppen, Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli), i Danmark (Araneae; Araneidae) (Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli) in Denmark (Araneae; Araneidae)). Entomologiske Meddelelser 65(4): 179-182.


Scharff, N. 1996. Arachnofili. Hovedområdet 25(8): 18-19 (in Danish).


Nielsen, C., Scharff, N. & D. Eibye-Jacobsen, 1996. Cladistic Analyses of the Animal Kingdom. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 57: 385-410. (Request PDF)


Coddington, J.A. & N.Scharff. 1996. Problems with “soft” polytomies. Cladistics 12(2): 139-145. (Request PDF)


Scharff, N. 1994. Review of: Heimer, S. & Nentwig, W. 1991. Spinnen Mitteleuropas - Ein Bestimmungsbuch. Verlag Paul Parey, Berlin und Hamburg. Z.zool.Syst.Evolut.-forsch. 32: 157-158.


Coddington, J.A. & Scharff, N. 1994. Problems with Zero-Length Branches. Cladistics 10: 415-423. (Request PDF)


Scharff, N. & Griswold, C.E. 1993. The rich arachnid collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. American Arachnology 48: 14-15.


Scharff, N. 1993. The linyphiid spider fauna (Araneae, Linyphiidae) of mountain forests in the Eastern Arc mountains. pp. 115-132, In: Lovett, J. & Wasser, S.K. (Eds.). Biogeography and ecology of the rain forests of Eastern Africa. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.


Andersen, N.M., & Scharff, N. 1992. Jordens biologiske mangfoldighed er truet - af  mennesket. Kronik i Berlingske Tidende d. 18. juni 1992. (in Danish).


Scharff, N. 1992. The linyphiid fauna of Eastern Africa (Araneae, Linyphiidae) - distribution patterns, diversity and endemism. Biol. Journ. Linn. Soc., 45: 117-154.


Scharff, N. 1991. On the synonymy of Thaumastobella mourei Mello-Leitão and Ildibaha albomaculata Keyserling (Araneae, Araneidae). Journal of Arachnology, 19(2): 155-156.


Coddington, J.A. (Ed.) 1991, with G.Alberti, T.Blick, T.E.Christianson, J.C.Cokendolpher, A.Dean, H.Dobel, G.B.Edwards, C.E.Griswold, H.Hofer, R.G.Holmberg, K.Mikhailov, W.Nentwig, J.M.Plamer, A.J.Penniman, M.Phillips, N.I.Platnick, J.Proszynski, M.Rakotovao, M.G.Ramirez, R.J.Raven, C.Ribera, D.B.Richman, N.Scharff, W.C.Sedgewick, P.A.Selden, W.A.Shear, P.Sierwald, D.Silva-Dávila, L.Sorkin and G.E.Stratton. SPIDER LITERATURE: A Computer Bibliography, ver. 3.0. Available from the Editor at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 20560.


Scharff, N. 1990c. Spiders of the family Linyphiidae from the Uzungwa mountains, Tanzania (Araneae). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 36: 1-95.


Scharff, N. 1990b. A Catalogue of African Linyphiidae (Araneae). Steenstrupia 16: 117-154.


Scharff, N. 1990a. The Zoological Exploration of the moist forests of Tanzania carried out by the University of Copenhagen in the period 1968-1988. pp. 95-102.  In: Hedberg, I. & Persson, E. (Eds.).  Research for Conservation of Tanzanian Catchment Forests.  Proceedings from a workshop held in Morogoro, Tanzania March 13.-17., 1989.  University of Uppsala, Uppsala.


Scharff, N. 1989b. Hjulspindernes forunderlige verden. Dyr i Natur og Museum 2: 14-17.(in Danish).


Scharff, N. 1989a. New species and records of afrotropical Linyphiidae (Araneae). Bulletin British arachnological Society 8(1): 13-20.


Scharff, N. & Secher Marcussen, H. 1988. Sudano-Sahel Regionen. In: Strategisk planlægning, perspektiver og strategier. Sahel Regionen og Sudan. DANIDA, København. pp. 1-45 (in Danish).


Scharff, N. 1988. Nye husedderkopper i Danmark. Dyr i Natur og Museum 2: 10-14 (in Danish).


Scharff, N. & Brøgger-Jensen, S. 1987. Designation of Special Protected Areas - in accordance with the Directive 79/409/EEC. Status and Recommendations. Report to EEC (86-B6615-11-005-11-N). Ornis Consult/Danish Ornithological Society, Copenhagen, pp. 1-83.


Jocqué, R. & Scharff, N. 1986. Spiders of the family Linyphiidae (Araneae) from the Tanzanian mountain areas Usambara, Uluguru and Rungwe. Zool.Wetensch. 248: 1-61.


Stoltze, M. & Scharff, N. 1986. Vandforsyning, agerbrug og regnskov i Tanzania. In: En ny Junglebog. Tropernes Situation. Økologiske og Sociale aspekter. pp. 47-52. (in Danish)


Mendez, R., Kivugo, M. Odingo, R., Scharff, N., Rawley, C., Roche, L. and van Zimmeren, H. 1986. Assesment of the problem of desertification and review of ongoing and proposed activities to implement a plan of action to combat desertification in the United Republic of Tanzania. Report from the United Nation Sudano Sahel Office.


Billeschou, A.E., Kjærby, F., Laerke, J.C., Lweno, T., Mbwana, S. & Scharff, N. 1986: Tanzania - Afforestation and Soil Conservation. Identification Report and Preliminary Project Proposals prepared by a joint DANIDA/TANZANIA Mission. Danish International Development Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark. pp. 1-100.


Scharff, N. & Stoltze, M. 1984b. Den Østafrikanske Regnskov - Tanzanias enestående bjergregnskov er stærkt truet. Kaskelot 59: 9-23.(in Danish).


Scharff, N. & Stoltze, M. 1984a. Vand og skov er liv for Tanzania. Kronik i Politiken d. 23. februar 1984. (in Danish).


Stoltze, M., Scharff, N. & Jensen, F.P. 1984. Forsker-eldorado og truet livsnerve. Forskningen og Samfundet 6: 24-26. (in Danish).


Scharff, N. 1984b. Den Spyttende Edderkop - en hidtil upåagtet gæst i de danske hjem. Dyr i Natur og Museum 2: 24-26.(in Danish).


Scharff, N. 1984a. Anmeldelse af: Foelix, R.F. Biology of Spiders, Harvard University Press. 1982. Entomologiske Meddelelser 52: 22-23 (in Danish).


Stoltze, M. & Scharff, N. 1983. Forsvinder Tanzania's Regnskove? Kumekucha, 1: 9-12.(in Danish)


Jensen, F.P., Stoltze, M. & Scharff, N. 1982.  Project 3024 - Contribution to Uluguru Mountains study, WWF-Yearbook 1982. WWF-International. pp. 108-110.


Scharff, N., Stoltze, M. & Jensen, F.P. 1982.  The Uluguru Mts., Tanzania - report of a study-tour 1981. Zoologisk Museum, Copenhagen.  pp. 1-51.


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