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Mary Liz Jameson, PhD

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Mary Liz Jameson, PhD
Associate Professor

Office: 512 Hubbard Hall
Phone: (316) 978-6798
E-mailmaryliz.jameson@gmail.com


 

Education Degree Year Field of Study
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas PhD 1997 Entomology
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska MS 1988 Entomology
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska BS 1986 Biology and Great Plains Studies

Research Interests
Professional Experience
Peer-Reviewed Publications
External Research Grants
Teaching Experience

Research Interests

Mary Liz Jameson is a biodiversity scientist whose research focuses on evolutionary patterns and species diversity. Research in the Jameson Lab takes an integrative approach to examining patterns of diversity including insect and host-plant interactions, bioinformatics that integrates genomics and biodiversity data, morphological and molecular phylogenetics, systematics and cybertech tools, and biogeography and spatial distributions. Investigations in the Jameson Lab include scarab beetles and other insects. Discoveries resulting from studies in the Jameson lab are important in documenting the biotic response to climate change, predicting the geographic potential of invasive species, recognizing habitat bio-indicators, to name a few.


Professional Experience

2010 (August) - present. Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.
2008 - present. Co-Principlal Investigator (with S.D. Scott, S. Henninger, E. Moriyama, and L.-K. Soh) on NSF-funded research entitled "An Extensible Semantic Bridge between Biodiversity and Genomics." Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.

2003 - present. Adjunct Curator of Entomology in the Museum, Courtesy Associate Professor in the Departments of Entomology and Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

2001 - present. Research Associate, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2008 - 2010. Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.

2002 - 2008. Principal Investigator (with Co-PI Brett Ratcliffe) on NSF-funded PEET project “Monography and phylogeny of New World scarabaeoid beetles." University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

2000 - 2003. Research Associate Professor, University of Nebraska State Museum and Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1997 - 2003. Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska State Museum and Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1997 - 2002. Co-Principal Investigator (with PI Brett Ratcliffe) on NSF-funded PEET project “Monography, phylogenetics, and developing expertise in New World pleurostict scarab beetles.” University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1993 - 1997. Doctoral Research Associate for NSF-funded project "Dynastinae (Scarabaeidae) of Costa Rica and Panama." Principle investigator Brett Ratcliffe. University of Nebraska State Museum.

1991 - present. Research Associate, University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska.

1989 - 1990: Museum Outreach Educator, University of Nebraska State Museum. Responsible for public programs, traveling exhibits, public relations, docent program, and giving public talks on natural sciences. Also responsible for developing outreach materials (Encounter Kits and exhibits), editing and design of the Museum newsletter, and providing in-service education (natural history courses) for teachers.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

40. 2010. Jameson, M.L. and S. Jakl. Synopsis of the aroid scarabs in the genus Peltonotus Burmeister (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini) from Sumatra and description of a new species. ZooKeys 34: 141-152. [DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.34.302]

39. 2009. Jameson, M.L., D.E. Oishi, B.C. Ratcliffe, and G.T. McQuate. Two new invasive scarabaeoid beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Hawaii. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 41:25–30. [DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/14437]

38. 2009. Kaufman, P. and M.L. Jameson. Biological observations and a new state record of Paracotalpa granicollis Haldeman (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) in New Mexico. The Coleopterists Bulletin 63(4):513–515.

37. 2009. Jameson, M.L. and K. Wada. Five New Species of Peltonotus Burmeister (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini) from Southeast Asia. Insecta Mundi 102:1-16.

36. 2009. Jameson, M.L. and B.C. Ratcliffe. Revision of the genus Chalcasthenes Arrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Oryctoderini) from the Solomon Islands. Australian Journal of Entomology 48: 149-163.

35. 2008. Jameson, M.L. Review of the genus Microchilus Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini). Insect Mundi 25: 1-14.

34. 2007. Jameson, M.L. Micó, E. and E. Galante. Evolution and phylogeny of the scarab subtribe Anisopliina (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini). Systematic Entomology 32: 429–449. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-
3113.2006.00380.x]

33. 2006. Jameson, M.L. and B.C. Ratcliffe (editors). Scarabaeoidea in the 21st Century: A Festschrift Honoring the Henry F. Howden. Coleopterists Society Monograph, Number 5, 216 pp.

32. 2005. Jameson, M.L. and K.A. Swoboda. Synopsis of the scarab beetle tribe Valgini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) in the New World. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98(5): 658-672.

31. 2005. Jameson, M.L. and S.J. Hawkins. Synopsis of the genera of Geniatini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) with an annotated catalog of species. Zootaxa 874: 1-76.

30. 2004. Jameson, M.L. and K. Wada. Revision of the genus Peltonotus Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) from Southeastern Asia. Zootaxa 502: 1-66.

29. 2003. Jameson, M.L., A. Paucar-Cabrera, and A. Solís. Synopsis of the New World genera of Anomalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) and description of a new genus from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 96(4): 415-432.

28. 2002. Jameson, M. L. and H. F. Howden. Bolboceras Kirby, 1819 and Odonteus Samouelle, 1819: proposed conservation of generic name (Case 3097). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 54(4): 246-248.

27. 2002. Jameson, M. L. and A. B. T. Smith. Revision of the South American genus Brachysternus Guérin-Méneville (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini: Brachysternina). Coleopterists Bulletin 56(3): 321-366.

26. 2002. Jameson M.L., Ratcliffe B.C. & V. Maly V. Review of the genus Acrobolbia with remarks on its classification, and a key to the world genera of Cyclocephalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Folia Heyrovskyana 10(1): 1-15.

25. 2002. Jameson, M.L. and B.C. Ratcliffe. Introduction. Series Scarabaeiformia Crowson 1960 (=Lamellicornia), Superfamily Scarabaeoidea Latreille 1802, pp. 1-5. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.

24. 2002. Jameson, M.L. and B.C. Ratcliffe. Chapter 24. Diphyllosomatidae Holloway 1972, pp. 10-11. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.

23. 2002. Jameson, M.L. Chapter 26. Glaresidae Semenov-Tian-Shanskii and Medvedev 1932, pp. 15-16. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.

22. 2002. Jameson, M.L. Chapter 27. Trogidae MacLeay 1819, pp. 17-19. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.

21. 2002. Jameson, M.L. Chapter 29. Geotrupidae Latreille 1802, pp. 23-27. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.

20. 2002. Jameson, M.L. Chapter 31. Hybosoridae Erichson 1847, pp. 32-33. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.

19. 2002. Jameson, M.L. Chapter 32. Ceratocanthidae Martínez 1968, pp. 34-36. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.

18. 2002. Ratcliffe, B.C., M.L. Jameson, and A.B.T. Smith. Chapter 34. Scarabaeidae Latreille 1802, pp. 39-42. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.

17. 2002. Jameson, M. L. Chapter 34, Section IV. Rutelinae MacLeay 1819, pp. 60-64. In, Arnett, Thomas, Skelley, and Frank (eds.), American Beetles. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Volume 2. CRC Press, New York.

16. 2001. Villatoro, K. and M.L. Jameson. Xenogeniates, a new and unusual genus of geniatine scarab (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini) from Brazil. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94(6):866-870.

15. 2001. Jameson, M.L. and M.A. Morón. Descriptions of the larvae of Chlorota cinticollis Blanchard and Chasmodia collaris (Blanchard) (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini) with a key to the larvae of the American genera of Rutelini. Coleopterists Bulletin 55(3): 385-396.

14. 2001. Smith, A.B.T. and M.L. Jameson. Eremophygus bicolor (Gutiérrez, 1951) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini): new tribal and generic placement for the Bolivian scarab Platycoelia bicolor (Gutiérrez, 1951) (Anoplognathini). Coleopterists Bulletin 55(1): 103-106.

13. 2000. Jameson, M.L. Synopsis of the Mexican and Guatemalan Genera Rutelisca Bates and Metapachylus Bates (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) with Comments on Classification of the Subtribe Rutelina. Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 102(2): 332-349.

12. 1999. Jameson, M.L. A new species of Viridimicus Jameson from Honduras (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 53: 167-174.

11. 1998. Jameson, Mary Liz. Phylogenetic analysis of the subtribe Rutelina and revision of the Rutela generic groups (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini). University of Nebraska State Museum Bulletin 14: 1-184.

10. 1997. Maes, Jean-Michel, Brett C. Ratcliffe, and Mary Liz Jameson. Fauna entomologica de la Reserva Natural Bosawas, Nicaragua. XI. Escarabajos (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) nuevos para la fauna de Nicaragua. Revista Nicaraguense Entomologia 39: 41-45.

9. 1996. Jameson, M.L. Revision and phylogeny of the Neotropical genus Cnemida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Insecta Mundi 10: 285-315.

8. 1994. Jameson, M.L., B.C. Ratcliffe, and M.A. Morón. A synopsis of the Neotropical genus Calomacraspis Bates with a key to larvae of the American genera of Rutelini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 87(1): 43-58.

7. 1992. Ratcliffe, B.C., M.L. Jameson, and T. Taylor. Two remarkable new species of Plusiotis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Mexico and Central America. Insecta Mundi 6(1): 59-63.

6. 1992. Ratcliffe, B.C. and M.L. Jameson. New Nebraska occurrences of the endangered American burying beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 46(4): 421-425.

5. 1991. Jameson, Mary Liz. A new species of Parachryina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Coleopterists Bulletin 45(1): 232-238.

4. 1990. Jameson, Mary Liz. Revision, phylogeny, and biogeography of the genera Parabyrsopolis Ohaus and Viridimicus, new genus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 44(4): 377-422.

3. 1989. Ratcliffe, Brett C. and Mary Liz Jameson. A new species of Pelidnota (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Panama. Coleopterists Bulletin 43(3): 259-262.

2. 1989. Ratcliffe, Brett C. and Mary Liz Jameson. A synopsis of the genus Areoda (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 43(3): 135-144.

1. 1989. Jameson, Mary Liz. Coprophagous Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) from grazed versus ungrazed sandhills prairie in western Nebraska. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Science 17: 29-35.


External Research Grants

2009. Jameson, M.L. and B.C. Ratcliffe. Curating and identifying rhinoceros beetles (Dynastinae) and metallic flower chafers (Rutelinae) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The Natural History Museum (London) Special Funds, $5000.

2008. Scott, S.D., S. Henninger, M.L. Jameson, E. Moriyama, and L.-K. Soh. National Science Foundation, Division of Biological Infrastructure for research entitled "An Extensible Semantic Bridge between Biodiversity and Genomics." $1,372,283 for 3 years.

2005. Jameson, M.L. and F.O. Ocampo. National Science Foundation, Multi-User Equipment for research entitled "Biodiversity Synthesis Laboratory: A Multi-User Resource Lab at the University of Nebraska State Museum." $106,125 ($61,988 [NSF] + $44,137 [University cost share]) (3 year grant).

2004. Mico, E. and M.L. Jameson. Generalitat Valenciana, University of Alicante, Spain to conduct systematics research on anomaline scarabs in Spain for one month. $3,200.

2002. Jameson, M.L. and B.C. Ratcliffe. National Science Foundation, Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy for the research entitled “Monography and phylogeny of New World Scarabaeoid beetles.” $750,000 (5 year grant).

2000. Jameson, M.L. and B.C. Ratcliffe. National Science Foundation, Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy Supplemental Grant for “Nebraska Dragonfly Project.” $10,000.

1998. Ratcliffe, B.C. and M.L. Jameson. National Science Foundation, Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy Supplemental Grant for “Transfer of the National Collection of Scarab Beetles (Smithsonian Institution) to the University of Nebraska State Museum.” $34,912.

1997. Ratcliffe, B.C. and M.L. Jameson. National Science Foundation, Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy for the research entitled “Monography, phylogenetics, and developing expertise in New World pleurostict scarab beetles.” $742,000 (5-year grant).

1996. Jameson, M.L. National Museum of Natural History Collection Improvement Grant (to curate and identify the Rutelinae [Scarabaeidae] collection). $5,000.


Teaching Experience

2011 (spring semester). Instructor for "Human Biology" (Biology 106, 3 credits, 120 students), Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.

2010 (fall semester). Instructor for "Human Biology" (Biology 106, 3 credits, 200 students) and co-instructor for "Undergraduate Independent Study: Digitization of the WSU Herbarium" (Biology 499, 3 credits, 1 student), Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.

2010 (spring semester). Instructor for "Biology Colloquium" (Biology 497, 3 credits, 11 students), and "Departmental Seminar" (Biology 797, 3 credits, 7 students), and co-instructor for "Digitization of the WSU Herbarium" (Biology 499, 3 credits, 2 students), Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.

2008-2010. Co-coordinator for Wichita State University's Ninnescah Field Station BioBlitz (with Leland Russell). May 3, 2008 (http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=bioscience&p=/fieldStation/bioBlitz2008/), Sept. 19, 2009 (http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=BioScience&p=/fieldStation/bioBlitz2009/), Sept. 25, 2010.
 

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