We study the evolution, taxonomy, and morphology of parasitic Hymenoptera, especially wasps classified in Ceraphronoidea and Evanioidea. Several ongoing projects also focus on improving the descriptive taxonomy process, through the use of ontologies and related approaches.
We’re also interested in projects grounded in natural history collections, including curation experiments, biodiversity informatics, digitization, niche modeling, and revisionary taxonomy. See the Frost Entomological Museum Curators’ blog for more information about our activities in the collection.
If you want to know more or have questions about joining our lab group contact the PI: adeans @ psu . edu
Department of Entomology
Pennsylvania State University
501 ASI Building (offices and lab in Headhouse 3)
University Park, PA 16802 USA
Phone: +1 814 863 2863 (email is preferred)
FAX: +1 814 865 3048