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Department of Entomology

ISU Entomology / Statistical Phylogeography and Systematics of a Nearctic Crane Fly Genus (Diptera, Limoniidae)

Statistical Phylogeography and Systematics of a Nearctic Crane Fly Genus (Diptera, Limoniidae)

Monday, March 22nd at 4:10pm, in E-164 Lagomarcino Hall
Jessica Petersen, Department of Entomology, ISU
Abstract: Our ability to delineate species is of critical importance during the current biodiversity crisis. Although incredibly diverse, the crane flies (Diptera, Tipuloidea) have been paid little attention by modern taxonomists. Inferring species boundaries is not straightforward and requires that multiple aspects of separation such as evolution, ecology and morphology be addressed. My work attempts to bring some clarity within this little known group of flies through modern revisionary systematics and multiple cutting edge methods to delineate species.
PhD dissertation seminar: Entomology / EEB co-major