Looking for Aquatic Entomologists

Hello all,

My name is Mandolin Randall and I am a graduate student with Southeast Missouri State University, I am currently finishing my thesis research regarding the use of submerged rootmats as an alternative substrate for macroinvertebrates in streams where their preferred substrate is lacking or absent. I have completed the generic identification of my specimens and am looking for professionals (preferably in the eastern United States) who would be willing to confirm my identifications. Orders include: Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Odonata, Diptera, Megaloptera, Coleoptera, and Trichoptera. I am new this group and would greatly appreciate any networking advice you could provide. 



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  • While not in the East, Utah State University (https://www.usu.edu/buglab/) does ID's for aquatic macros from a pretty large geographic area. If they can't help you, they probably have some more suggestions for eastern contacts.

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  • You may want to try:

    • Dr. Donna Giberson (retired, but still active; emeritus professor at the University of Prince Edward Island)
    • Dr. Steve Burian (Southern Connecticut State University)
    • Luke Jacobus (Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus)

    They could likely also suggest others.

    Good luck!


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