Ph. D & B.S. Rutgers, The State University of NJ and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Organismal model: Blaberoidea and other Blattodea
Dominic's research involves exploring how to effectively describe biodiversity and the landscape level processes that contribute to promoting evolutionary diversification. On the organismal level, Dominic navigates the ecology, taxonomy and systematics of the insects of the order Blattodea.
Email: Dominic.Evangelista [at] rutgers.edu
Ph. D. Rutgers Newark, B.S. University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Virginia Tech
Organismal model: Anisoptera, particularly Libelluloidea
Will's research involves computational analysis of morphometric features and how these correlate with functional traits. Will explores what we can learn about dragonflies based on their wing morphology.
Email: willkuhn [at] vt.edu
Ph. D. Rutgers Newark, B.S. and M.S. Universidad de los Andes
Organismal model: Zygoptera
Melissa's research is focused on the evolutionary forces that maintain diversity in the Neotropics. In order to establish this, she has been working with several Neotropical damselflies with regards to their systematics and population genetics.
Email: melsanc [at] gmail.com