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Research Program

Overall The field of systematics endeavors to discover and describe the diversity of life and to place this diversity in an evolutionary framework and hierarchical classification. Butterflies @ PanjaenUltimately, these activities provide a logical and stable system of taxonomic information, one that is useful and critical to all fields of biological science. Projects in my laboratory include many aspects of organismal biology but focus on three major areas:

Gregory W. Courtney

Greg @ Okoeke Stream, New Zealand Professor and Curator, Iowa State Insect Collection Area of specialization: insect systematics & aquatic entomology Education

Collecting aquatic insects around Ames

Despite the prevalence of corn- and soybean fields around Ames, central Iowa has a number of excellent locations for collecting aquatic insects. These include several rivers, lakes and marshes within easy driving distance of Iowa State University. The following are but a few possibilities: