Gregory W Courtney

Gregory Courtney

Gregory W Courtney

Professor, Curator of Iowa State Insect Collection, Director of Insect Zoo

Phone 515-294-4017 | Fax 515-294-5957

Dr. Greg Courtney is a broad-based organismal biologist whose primary research interests are in insect taxonomy, aquatic entomology, and arthropod biodiversity. Courtney has published approximately 80 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, most representing either systematic revisions of major taxa or regional studies of faunal biodiversity. Courtney’s pedagogical activities encompass development and instruction of several courses, including Aquatic Insects, Systematic Entomology, Advanced Systematics, and various field- and special-topics courses. He is known for his commitment to providing field experiences for students through trips to local and out-of-state destinations (e.g., Appalachian Mountains, Pacific Northwest).


  • B.S., Entomology, Oregon State University, 1982
  • B.S., Zoology, Oregon State University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Entomology, University of Alberta, 1989


  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
  • Aquatic Insects
  • Systematics