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Andy Bennett John Heraty Kevin Pitz
Andy Boring Neelima Jammigumpula Alex Rasnitsyn
Denis Brothers John Jennings Fredrik Ronquist
Matt Buffington Lynn Kimsey Carlos Sarmiento
Jim Carpenter Johan Liljeblad Susanne Schulmeister
Andy Deans Volker Lohrmann Katja Seltmann
Michael Engel Lubomir Masner Barb Sharanowski
Jeremiah George Debra Murray Michael Sharkey
Gary Gibson Michael Ohl Lars Vilhelmsen
David Hawks Laurence Packer David Wahl
James Pitts Matthew J. Yoder




Andy Bennett


Home page

Andy Boring


Department of Entomology
S-225 Agriculture Science Center North
Department of Entomology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
USA
(859) 257-3169


Interests

My research interests are in the systematics of Hymenoptera. I am currently interested in comparing morphology of the female reproductive system within Hymenoptera.


Denis Brothers


School of Biological and Conservation Sciences
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Private Bag X01
Scottsville
3209 South Africa
tel: +27 (0)33 260 5102
fax: +27 (0)33 260 5105
Home page


Interests

I am Head of the School of Botany & Zoology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, President of the International Society of Hymenopterists and a member of the Council of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My main interests in Hymenoptera are systematics of the "lower" Aculeata (particularly Plumariidae, Scolebythidae, Bradynobaenidae and Mutillidae) and fossil aculeates.



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Matt Buffington


Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA
Smithsonian Institution, NMNH
PO Box 37012
10th & Constitution Ave NW
Washington DC 20013-7012
USA
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Jim Carpenter


Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024,
USA
voice: (212) 769-5611, fax: (212) 769-5277
Home page


Interests

My major research interests are the phylogenetic relationships, classification and evolution of Hymenoptera, especially the wasp family Vespidae, the evolution of insects, and the methodology of phylogenetic inference.



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Andy Deans


School of Computational Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
USA
(217) 333-2910
Home page


Interests

My dissertation research focuses on the systematics of Evanioidea, with an emphasis on estimating relationships between ensign wasp genera (Evaniidae). I am using using molecular (16S, 28S, COI, plus 2 nuclear protein coding genes) and morphological evidence in my analyses. I still maintain an interest in braconid systematics, thanks to my advisor (Jim Whitfield), and I hope to revisit the microgastroid subfamilies in future projects.



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Michael Engel


Division of Entomology
Snow Hall, 1460 Jayhawk Boulevard
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7523
USA
Home page


Interests

Interested in the geological history, phylogeny, classification, and taxonomy of Hymenoptera [particularly the bees (Apoidea: Anthophila)]. Also interested in the geological history, phylogeny, and evolution of insects in general.



Selected Publications
Jeremiah George


Departmenty of Entomology
University of California
Riverside,CA -92521
USA
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Gary Gibson


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
ECORC Canadian National Collection of insects
Phone: 613-759-1823
Fax: 613-759-1927
Home page



David Hawks


Department of Entomology
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
USA



John Heraty


Department of Entomology
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
USA
Phone: 909-787-6351
Fax: 909-787-3681
Home page


Interests

My research focuses on the systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of the Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Chalcidoid wasps rank numerically among the largest groups of insects, with estimates of as many as 100,000 species; however, the fauna is poorly known. Most are specialized parasites, and the majority of successful biological control projects have utilized these minute wasps to achieve partial or complete control of insect pests.



Selected Publications
Neelima Jammigumpula


Phone: (850)645-0312
Fax: (850)645-1441



John Jennings


School of Agriculture and Wine
University of Adelaide
Waite Building 1/E114b
Adelaide, Adelaide SA, Australia 5005
Phone: +61 8 8303 7277
fax: +61 8 8303 7109
Home page


Interests Selected Publications
Johan Liljeblad


Department of Entomology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
USA
(951) 827-5740



Interests

The thesis I finished in September 2002 concerned the phylogeny and evolution of gall wasps. In March 2004 I moved from Stockholm, Sweden to Riverside, CA and Chalcidoidea. This is the group I will be working with as a postdoc with the Heraty lab. My interest lies mainly with aspects of morphology, taxonomy and evolution.



Selected Publications
Volker Lohrmann

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Invalidenstr. 43
D-10115 Berlin
Germany
Phone: ++49 (0) 30 2093 8614
Fax: ++49 (0) 30 2093 8565
Home page




Lubomir Masner

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
ECORC Canadian National collection of insects
Phone: (613)759-1827
Fax: (613)759-1927
Home page



Debra Murray

School of Computational Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
USA

Phone: (850)645-1323



Michael Ohl


Museum fur Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitat
Institut fur Systematische Zoologie
Invalidenstr. 43
D-10099 Berlin, Germany
Home page


Interests

My main research interests are in the taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of the apoid wasps, comprising the Heterogynaidae, Ampulicidae, Sphecidae, and Crabronidae. My special interest is currently in the enigmatic, probably basal family Heterogynaidae, which I currently revise taxonomically. This project also includes a cladistic analysis of basal relationships in Apoidea within aculeates based on morphological characters and on the first molecular data available for Heterogynaidae.



Selected Publications
Laurence Packer


Department of Biology
York University
4700 Keele Street
North York, ON
Canada M3J 1P3
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James Pitts

Department of Biology
Utah State University
5305 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-5305
USA
Phone: (435) 797-8872
Home page


Interests

My main research interests include the systematics of the Pompilidae. Currently I am working on a comprehensive phylogeny of Pompilidae, deriving data from morphological, behavioral, and molecular sources, in attempts to validate subfamilial and tribal classifications. Ultimately my goal is to provide tests of hypothesized evolutionary behavioral scenarios of spider wasps in a phylogenetic context. I am also interested in the systematics of Mutillidae, especially the New World nocturnal Sphaeropthalminae.



Selected Publications


Kevin Pitz


S-225 Agriculture Science Center North
Department of Entomology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
USA
(859) 257-3169


Interests

I am working on a revision of the subfamily Cenocoeliinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). The generic limits within this group are poorly defined, resulting in paraphyletic genera. My current research is focused on producing a molecular phylogeny to elucidate the generic limits within the subfamily. I will produce a phylogenetic analysis of the species within the genus Capitonius using both morphological and molecular analyses as well.




Alex Rasnitsyn


Paleontological Institute
Russian Academy of Sciences
Profsoyuznaya Str. 123
Moscow Russia 117868


Interests

Born 24.09.1936, Moscow, Russia. Graduated from Moscow State University 1960, since working at Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Prof., DSc in biology. Interest: paleontology, taxonomy, phylogeny of Hymenoptera (family level) and insects in general (ordinal level), evolutionary theory, methodology of phylogenetics, taxonomy and nomenclature.



Selected Publications
Fredrick Ronquist


Department of Biological Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee ,FL 32306
USA
voice: (850) 645-0314
fax: (850) 644-0098
Home page



Carlos Sarmiento


Home page


Interests

For my dissertation I am revising the genus Coccygidium (Braconidae) of the New World. A phylogenetic hypothesis will be proposed using morphologic and molecular characters. I am studying the evolution of the aposematic color patterns of these wasps. I am also studying the evolutionary history and biogeography of the aculeate hymenopterans, especially of the Vespidae. In 2005 I am accepting a faculty position at the Instituto de Ciencias Naturales of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.



Selected Publications
Susanne Schulmeister


Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
USA
Home page


Interests

I am interested in phylogenetic systematics of Hymenoptera, especially the basal lineages ("Symphyta"). I study DNA sequences as well as morphology, particularly the male reproductive system. I am also interested in the theoretical and methodological background of phylogenetic systematics.



Selected Publications
Katja Seltmann


School of Computational Sciences
Florida State University
400 Dirac Science Library
Tallahassee, Florida 32306
USA
Home page


Interests

My primary interest is in using art and new media in Entomology for education and biodiversity studies.

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Barb Sharanowski

University of Kentucky
S-225 Ag. Sciences Center North
Lexington,Ky 40546
USA
Phone:(859) 257-3169



Michael Sharkey


Department of Entomology
S-227 Agricultural Sciences Bldg North
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0091
USA
Phone: 859-257-7413 or 859-257-9364
Fax: 859-323-1120
Home page


Interests

My main research interests are in the systematics of the Braconidae especially the Agathidinae and Ichneutinae. I am also interested in phylogenetic methods and the phylogenetic relationships of the Hymenoptera at the familial level.



Selected Publications
Lars Vilhelmsen


Curator of Coleoptera and Hymenoptera
Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100, Denmark
Phone: +45 35 32 11 10 Fax: +45 35 32 10 10
Home page


Interests

My main research interests are comparative anatomy, higher-level phylogeny and evolutionary history of the Hymenoptera. I am also interested in the systematics and biology of the Orussidae.



Selected Publications
David Wahl


American Entomological Institute
3005 SW 56th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32608-5047
USA
Telephone/FAX: +1-352-377-6458

Matthew J.Yoder


Texas A&M
Department of Entomology
College Station, TX 77843-2475
USA