Profiles in "Systematics and Taxonomy" Expertise Area

  • Franz is an insect systematist who specializes in New World weevil diversity and evolution. He curates the Hasbrouck Insect Collection and directs the Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC) and ASU Biocollections.
  • Pigg is a paleobotanist who studies fossil plants that are related to modern groups of conifers, ferns and woody hardwood trees. Her group studies the origin of plants of the temperate deciduous biome.
  • Historian and philosopher of biodiversity data, models, and commons: what knowledge do we need to get things done together while differing in fundamental ways?
  • Leslie Landrum is a senior research scientist and ASU Herbarium Curator.
  • Rabeling is an evolutionary biologist who studies the speciation mechanisms and biological diversity of ants, as well as the evolutionary ecology of symbiotic interactions between ants and other organisms.
  • Arizona State University July 2017 - present: Curator of Lichens and Digital Data Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands November 2004 - present: Adjunct Scientist (CDF Lichen Inventory)
  • I am a leaf beetle taxonomist and a biodiversity informatician, interested in developing software and web apps that help scientists to manage and publish biodiversity-related data.