Postdoctoral Fellow, Entomology and Center for Comparative Genomics
Island biogeography of spiders

My research interests are related with the study of historical processes that create biodiversity, particularly in conditions of isolation. Currently, I am working as a Postdoctorate researcher in a collaborative project between the California Academy of Sciences (Dr. Charles Griswold and Dr.

Curatorial Assistant II
Michele Esposito
Curatorial Assistant
Lauren Esposito, Assistant Curator, Schlinger Chair of Arachnology, California Academy of Sciences
Assistant Curator, Schlinger Chair of Arachnology
Arachnology

I study the patterns and processes of evolution in scorpions and their fascinating venoms, spiders, and whip spiders. I am particularly interested in the interactions between biota, geology, and climate that have lead to the present-day assemblage of life on Earth. I feel that by understanding the history of life on Earth, we can make better informed decisions for enabling the present-day flora and fauna to continue to adapt and evolve.

Brian Fisher, Curator
Curator of Entomology, Patterson Scholar

My research focuses on leveraging new technologies and tools to discover, document, and understand the diversity on earth and ensure these results are available and used immediately for conservation action.

Collection Manager of Entomology
Dave Kavanaugh, Yunnan Province, China
Curator of Entomology, Emeritus

Systematics, biogeography, evolution, and natural history of carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae).

Changes in the altitudinal distributions of montane carabid beetles as indicators of climate change.

Biogeography, ecology, and evolution of high-altitude, montane organisms and faunas.

General aspects of biogeography and evolution.

General principles and methods of systematics.

Wojciech Pulawski
Curator of Entomology, Emeritus

My specialty is the systematics and evolution of solitary wasps family Sphecidae since 1955. In addition to minor papers, I have published essential monographs of Palearctic Tachytes (1962), Palearctic Tachysphex (1971), Palearctic Ammatomus (1973), Neotropical Tachysphex (1974), Australian Tachysphex (1977), Old World Parapiagetia (1977), World Prosopigastra (1979), North American Tachysphex (1988), World Kohliella (1991), World Holotachysphex (1992), World Gastrosericus (1995), African Tachysphex (2007), a book of 698 pages, world Palarini (2008, coauthored with Michael A.

Senior Curatorial Assistant, Entomology
Michelle Trautwein
Assistant Curator of Entomology and Schlinger Chair of Diptera
Evolution and Diversification of Flies

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