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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

51. 2015. Puker, A., F.N.F. Ferreira, C.S. Rosa, M.L. Jameson, F.Z. Vaz-de-Mello, J.H. Schoereder. 2015. First record of the leaf chafer beetle Leucothyreus suturalis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) inhabiting termite nests with notes on its life history. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 108: 3–10. DOI: 10.1093/aesa/sau004

50. 2014. Moore, M.R., M.L. Jameson, and A. Paucar-Cabrera. Taxonomic and nomenclatural changes in the anticheirine scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini). Insecta Mundi 392: 1-20.

49. 2014. McTaggart, A. L., T. Eberl, O. Keller, M.L. Jameson. First report of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis associated with amphibians in Kansas. Herpetological Review 45(3): 439-441.

48. 2013. Moore, M.R. and M.L. Jameson. Floral associations of cyclocephaline scarab beetles. Journal of Insect Science 13: 1-43.

47. 2013. Moore, M.R. and M.L. Jameson. Taxonomic and nomenclatural changes in the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 67(3): 377-387.

46. 2013. Jameson, M.L. and A. Drumont. Aroid scarabs in the genus Peltonotus Burmeister (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae): Key to species and new distributional data. ZooKeys 320: 63-95. [DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.320.5352]

45. 2012. Jameson, M.L. and F.C. Ocampo. Synopsis of the Argentinian scarab genus Pseudogeniates Ohaus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae). ZooKeys 241: 33-53. [DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.241.3802]

44. 2011. Jameson, M.L. and B.C. Ratcliffe. The Neotropical scarab beetle tribe Anatistini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 26: 1-100.

43. 2011. McQuate, G.T. and M.L. Jameson. Control of Chinese rose beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) through the use of solar-powered nighttime illumination. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 141(3): 187-196. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2011.01186.x]

42. 2011. McDade, L.A., Maddison, D.R., Guralnick, R., Piowar, H.A., Jameson, M.L., Helgen, K.M., Herendeen, P.S., Hill, A., and L.V. Morgan. Biology Needs a Modern Assessment System for Professional Productivity. BioScience 61(8): 619-625. [0.1525/bio.2011.61.8.8]

41. 2011. McQuate, G.T. and M.L. Jameson. Distinguishing male and female Chinese rose beetles, Adoretus sinicus, with an overview of Adoretus species of biosecurity concern. Journal of Insect Science 11(64): 1-18. [insectscience.org/11.64]

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

2014. Garner, B., M.L. Jameson, and M.R. Moore.  The Natural History Museum, London, Research Development Fund. Retrieval of BMNH coleoptera specimens from the collection of Marc Soula and accessing his type collection to inform collection based research. $1500.

2014-2015. Jameson, M.L. and J.B. Dunlap. USDA Cooperative Agreement for research entitled, “Developing Scarab Beetle Identification Tools for Hawaii and the Pacific.”  $68,274. 

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.

2008-2012. 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.

2005-2008. 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.

2002-2008. 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.

1997-2002. 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

Courses at Wichita State University:

"Human Biology" (Biology 106, 3 credits). Spring semesters
"Field Ecology" "Field Ecology" (Biology 575, 3 credits). Summer session
"Entomology" (Biology 532, 4 credits). Fall semester, odd years
"Phylogeny, Biogeography & Systematics" (Biology 740B, 3 credits). Fall semester, even years
"Biology Colloquium" (Biology 497, 3 credits). Occasional
"Departmental Seminar" (Biology 797, 3 credits). Occasional

Graduate Students Mentored: 

Oliver Keller, M.S., Wichita State University, Kansas. Thesis title: “Paracotalpa ursina species complex revealed: The true biodiversity of the California Bear Scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).” From Saginaw Valley University, Michigan. Received M.S. from Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University in May 2014 (began July 2012). Attending University of Florida starting Fall 2014.

Christopher Bond, M.S., Wichita State University, Kansas. Thesis title: “The effects of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and sublethal nitrate levels on Xenopus laevis.” Co-advised with Karen Brown. Received M.S. from Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University in Dec. 2013 (began March 2010). Attending University of Kansas Pharmacy School starting Fall 2014.

Cristian Beza-Beza, M.S., Wichita State University, Kansas. Thesis title: “Cloud forest passalids: An evolutionary study of the genus Yumtaax.” From Universidad del Valle, Guatemala. Received M.S. from Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University in May 2013 (began August 2011). Attending University of Memphis starting Fall 2013.

Matt Moore, M.S., Wichita State University, Kansas. Thesis title: "Disentangling the phenotypic variation and pollination biology of the Cyclocephala sexpunctata species complex (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae).” From University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE. Received M.S. from Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University in July 2011 (began July 2009). Attending University of Florida starting Fall 2013.

Dan Clark, M.S., Wichita State University, Kansas. Thesis title: "Phylogenetic analysis of the scarab beetle tribe Cyclocephalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) based on adult morphological characters”. From Brigham-Young University-Rexburg, ID. Received M.S. from Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University in July 2011 (began August 2009). Now at Oregon Department of Agriculture, Salem, OR.

Julia Colby, M.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Thesis title: "Revision of the genus Aegidinus Arrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae) and phylogeny of the world genera of Orphninae." From State University of New York, Syracuse, NY. Received M.S. from Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska in May 2008 (began August 2006). Now at The Milwaukee Natural History Museum, Wilwaukee, WI. 

Matt Paulsen, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dissertation title: Monographic revision of the southern South American stag beetles of the genera Pycnosiphorus Solier and Erichius Maes (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae) and molecular systematics of Lucanidae.” From: University of Nebraska. Received Ph.D. from Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska in May 2006 (began June 2002). Now at the University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, NE.

Shauna Joy Hawkins, M.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Thesis title: “A revision of the Chilean tribe Lichiini Chapin, 1938 (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae)”. From: McGill University, Quebec, Canada. Received M.S. from Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska in August 2005 (began July 2003).

Federico Ocampo, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dissertation title: “Phylogenetic analysis of the scarab family Hybosoridae and monographic revision of the New World subfamily Anaidinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea).” From: Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. Received Ph.D. from Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska in May 2004 (began July 1999). Now at Monsanto, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Andrew B. T. Smith, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dissertation title: “Revision of the genus Platycoelia Dejean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini).” From: University of Toronto, Canada. Received Ph.D. from Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska in August 2002 (began August 1997). Now at The Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada.

Aura Paucar, M.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Thesis title: “Systematics and phylogeny of the genus Epectinaspis Blanchard 1851 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini) and description of a new genus of Anomalini from Mexico.” From: Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Ecuador. Received M.S. from Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska in December 2001 (began August 1999).

Karla Villatoro, M.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Thesis title: “Revision of the genus Trizogeniates (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini).” From: Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Received M.S. from Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska in December 2000 (began June 1998). El Camino College, CA.

 

Undergraduate Students Mentored: 

Corinne Wellemeyer. 2014-2015. Fish community structure and environmental associations of Arkansas Darter (Etheostoma cragini) one decade after human-induced sterilization of a Great Plains prairie stream.

Emmy Engasser (Dudeck). 2014-2014. Grasshoppers (Acrididae) of South Central Kansas.

Felicia Hammons. 2013-2014. History and legacy of Hazel E. Branch (1886-1973).

David Wickell. 2012-2013. Phylogenetic analysis of the palm scarab Mimeoma using molecular and morphological methods.

Felicia Hammons. 2012-2013. Collaborative internship between the Wichita Exploration Place and Wichita State University Biology Department, working to develop content and exhibits for the Kansas Pavilion.

Matt Moore. 2005-2007. Synopsis of the hercules beetles (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Dynastes) and elephant beetles (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Megasoma) of the New World. NSF-REU Research.

Jonathan Heinemann. 2005. Synopsis of the stag beetles (Lucanidae) of the New World. NSF-REU Research.

Elizabeth Reike. 2003-2004. UCARE research (Undergraduate Creative Activities & Research Experience, UNL): Biodiversity and Evolution of the Metallic Leaf Chafer Mecopelidnota (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).

Stephanie Westergren. 2002-2003. UCARE research (Undergraduate Creative Activities & Research Experience, UNL): Biodiversity and Evolution of the Tropical Scarab Beetle Genus Apolynychus (Coleoptera: Hybosoridae).

Katherine Swoboda, B.S. with distinction 2002-2003. Honors Thesis title: Systematics of the New World Valgini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae).

 

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