January: Andrew leaves for Brazil for the first 9 weeks of his Fulbright Fellowship


December 2017: Marianna successfully defends her Dissertation! Congrats Marianna!!

October 2017: Andrew's review of water beetle systematics is out, along with a virtual issue on water beetles in Systematic Entomology:

October 2017: Grey's research featured in KU news:

September 2017: Stephen is featured in a spot on Disney Junior!:

June 2017: Andrew visits Brazil to work with colleagues on future collaborations

March 2017: Andrew and Stephen travel to Suriname for a month of fieldwork

March 2017: Jennifer wins first place for her talk at the EEB Grad student symposium, congrats!

March 2017: Stephen is profiled by KU News!

March 2017: A little press about our Suriname work:

March 2017: Andrew is featured in an article in Smithsonian Magazine:

January 2017: Andrew is selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil for 2017-2018.


December 2016: Stephen's paper on the phylogeny and classification of Noteridae is out!

October 2016: Andrew is named Distinguished Young Alumnus by the University of Delaware, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

September 2016: The lab attends the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, and Andrew organizes a symposium on water beetles.

September 2016: Crystal successfully defends her dissertation, congrats Dr. Maier!

May 2016: Grey Gustafson has been awarded a 3-year KU IRACDA postdoctoral fellowship and will based in our lab starting in August!

May 2016: Marianna is awarded the Coleopterists Society Graduate Research Award for continuing her molecular work on leaf beetles!

May 2016: Alex Kohlenberg receives a KU Undergraduate Research Travel grant to visit the Smithsonian Institution in June

March 2016: Jennifer, Manu and Andrew lead a KU study abroad class in biodiversity in Suriname.

January 2016: The lab receives a $6600 REU supplement to support Alex Kohlenberg's undergraduate research over the summer--congrats Alex!


August 2015: Andrew is elected to the leadership of the Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity section of the Entomological Society of America!

August 2015: Jennifer Giron joins the lab as a new PhD student from Colombia!

August 2015: Andrew teaches a water beetle workshop at Utah State University in Logan

July 2015: Andrew travels to Brazil for Bruno Clarkson's PhD Defense.

June 2015: Stephen Baca successfully defends his MS Thesis! Congrats Stephen!

June 2015: Marianna conducts fieldwork in the Dominican Republic for Chrysomelidae

April 2015: Martin Fikacek from the Czech National Museum visits the lab for a week to work on collaborative beetle projects

March 2015: Andrew is promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure!

March 2015: Andrew travels to Gainesville to assist with an iDigBio "Field to Database" workshop.

March 2015: Andrew's NSF CAREER grant officially starts! "Teaching Modern Biodiversity Science from Fieldwork to Phylogeny: Diversity, Systematics, & Evolution of Ecologically Promiscuous Aquatic Beetles".

January 2015: Emmanuel Toussaint arrives from Paris to start a postdoctoral position in our group.

January 2015: Crystal Maier has accepted a job at the Field Museum as Collection Manager for Insects! Congrats Crystal!! Well deserved!


November 2014: You can watch a recording of Andrew and Marianna's ECN talks here:

Andrew: (Andrew's talk starts at the 50:03 mark)

Marianna: (Marianna's talk starts as the 1:02:35 mark)

November 2014: Marianna passes her PhD qualifying exam! Congrats Marianna!

November 2014: Andrew, Marianna, Stephen, Taro, Crystal and Sarah travel to Portland for the ECN/ESA meetings.

October 2014: Marianna is awarded a Doctoral Research Fund Grant by the Graduate School!

October 2014: Stephen & Jacob present their research at the 2014 SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) meeting!

September 2014: Andrew is in Guyana for WWF's third Biodiversity Assessment Team expedition of the Upper Berbice!

May 2014: Andrew co-authors piece in Science on the importance of making modern specimen collections. KU Press release here:

May 2014: Summer REU student Jacob Dixon joins the lab. Welcome Jacob!

April 2014: Andrew is profiled on the Discovery Channel Show Daily Planet:

April 2014: Dan Rabosky visits the lab from U Michigan.

April 2014: Andrew visits Cornell University to give a Jugatae Seminar.

April 2014: Stephen Baca is awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Congrats Stephen!

March 2014: Taro Eldredge and Crystal Maier both awarded Doctoral Research Fund Grants by the graduate School! Way to go Taro and Crystal!

March 2014: Andrew and Stephen head to Guyana to collaborate with WWF on a survey of the Upper Potaro plateau.

February 2014: Kelly Miller visits the lab for an intense water beetle ID session.