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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Dr. Andrew Short

Chair and Professor
Insect Biodiversity

Dr. Short joined the Entomology and Nematology Department as Chair and Professor in 2023. Dr. Short’s research focuses on the evolution and biodiversity of aquatic insects grouped into three primary areas:

  1. biodiversity discovery through fieldwork and taxonomic revisions
  2. inferring evolutionary relationships among lineages using varied sources and data, and
  3. Exploring macroevolutionary patterns and the processes that generate them using these phylogenetic relationships.

a photo of Dr. Andrew Short


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  • Education
    • Ph.D., Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2007)
    • B.S., Entomology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (2002)
  • Publications
  • Professional Activities

    Current Service:

    • Governing Board, Entomological Society of America
    • Taxonomic Certification Committee, Society for Freshwater Science

    Selected Prior Service:

    • Board of Directors, Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSCA)
    • Board of Directors, Coleopterists Society
    • President, Systematics, Evolution & Biodiversity Section of the Entomological Society of America
    • Associate Editor, Zootaxa