John and Suzanne Morse Chair of Arthropod Biodiversity

B.S. Biology - University of Mississippi, 1992
Ph.D. Entomology - University of California, Berkeley, 1998

My research involves a range of questions on beetle biology, including speciation, taxonomy, faunistics, and deep phylogenetic relationships. While my primary specialty is the systematics of beetles in the family Histeridae, my intraspecific and faunistic work has covered much of the range of beetle diversity.

I am most interested in making sense of the almost overwhelming diversity of beetles, and examine a variety of factors, environmental, geological, and ecological, that affect their diversification over a range of time scales.

Contact info
Mailing address:
 Dept. Ag. & Environmental Sciences
 277 Poole Agricultural Center
 Clemson, SC 29634-0310

Primary office: E254 Poole Agricultural Center
Museum office: 312 Long Hall
Lab: E251 Poole Agricultural Center
Phone: 864-656-3105
Email: mcateri@clemson.edu