Dr. Daniel Otte
Curator and Chair
Dr. Daniel Otte specializes in the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and behavior of worldwide Orthoptera (grasshoppers and crickets), especially for Africa, the South Pacific, Australia and the U.S.
Dr. Jon Gelhaus
Dr. Jon Gelhaus, Curator of Entomology, has expertise in the systematics, biogeography and ecology of worldwide Tipuloidea (crane flies) and the historical biogeography of western North America, particularly desert regions. He is also the lead PI for the Mongolian Aquatic Insect Survey.
Dr. Alain Maasri
Dr. Maasri, who has an interest in the ecology of aquatic insect and their potential as environmental biomonitors, is participating in the Mongolian Aquatic Insect Survey.
Jason is responsible for care and maintenance of the Entomology Collection.
He specializes in systematics and evolution of the Lepidoptera, particularly moths
in the families Callidulidae and Geometridae. Ongoing research interests include
studies of lepidopteran phylogeography, revisionary taxonomy, and conservation
biology, as well as the evolutionary ecology of fern-feeding moths.
Jason has extensive entomological field experience throughout North America,
as well as parts of the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Current field work has focused on enhancing the Academy's collection of Southeast
Mr. Cowper is interested in Hemiptera.
Mr. Mason is interested in the biogeography of diurnal Lepidoptera, specifically in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
Dr. Robert T. Allen
Dr. Allen is interested in the systematics of Apterygota.