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Talks

Public talks:

  1. Secret Science Club, August 2019: http://secretscienceclub.blogspot.com/2019/08/beautiful-beasties-secret-science-club.html

  2. AMNH Sci Cafe, January 6, 2021: Arctic Odonata

  3. CAS Breakfast Club, February 2, 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV7mvfwq8Qo

  4. Ontario Science Centre, November 10, 2021, https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/what-s-on/virtual-events-plus-programs-list/bring-on-the-bugs

  5. CUNY City Streets, November 17, 2021: https://youtu.be/jKUgYo6VTd0

  6. AMNH Sci Cafe, Butterflies, November 20, 2021: https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/scicafe/(showpast)/all

  7. SXSW, The psychology of entomophagy, March 15, 2022

  8. Entomology Advocacy Week, Insect Decline, August 17, 2022

 

Teaching Academy program talks at AMNH:

  1. March 6, 2023: Scientist Speaker Series for Teachers; Insect Decline 

  2. May 23, 2022: Master Class: Termites! Spent the day learning about termites, dissecting out hindguts, with teachers from NYC

  3. June 9, 2021: Scientist Speaker Series for Teachers; Dragonflies! 

      

Invited Professional Presentations:

  1. Ware, Jessica, Linnaean Society of New York, Insect Evolution, December 13, 2022

  2. Ware, Jessica, Simon Fraser University, Insect Biodiversity, November 30, 2022

  3. Ware, Jessica, Zoological Society of Nigeria, Plenary talk, November 29, 2022

  4. Ware, Jessica, Maryland Master Gardeners Association  plenary, October 6, 2022

  5. Ware, Jessica, Barnard College, October 5, 2022

  6. Ware, Jessica, Royal Entomological Society plenary, Sept 14 2022, Lincolnshire, UK

  7. Ware, Jessica, The use of historical DNA for Odonata systematics, Naturalis Museum, Leiden, Netherlands, Sept 22, 2022

  8. Ware, Jessica, September 12, 2022, Societies Consortium Annual Convening. 

  9. Ware, Jessica, The amazing abilities of Dragonflies, Audubon Society of Virginia, Sept 6, 2022

  10. Ware, Jessica, Dragonfly Collection based research, University of New Mexico, August 30, 2022

  11. Ware, Jessica, Reflections on museum research, Leibniz Museum series, August 25, 2022

  12. Ware, Jessica,  FlatIron Institute June 7, 2022

  13. Ware, Jessica, L., Insect Evolution, Columbia University, April 26, 2022

  14. Ware, Jessica, L. Insect Evolution, with an emphasis on dragonflies and damselflies, University of Michigan, April 7, 2022

  15. Ware, Jessica L., Dragonfly Evolution through space and time, Harvard University, March 24, 2022

  16. Ware, Jessica, L. Insect Evolution, Armour annual lecture, The Field Museum, March 2, 2022

  17. Ware, Jessica L. PACT January 2022 Webinar - Cultural Competence and Inclusion, Entomological Society of America panel

  18. Ware, Jessica L. Diversity in Entomology, Michigan State University, December 6, 2021

  19. Ware, Jessica L. Dragonflies, and their evolutionary history, Entomological Society of Washington, December 2, 2021

  20. Ware, Jessica L. Using evolutionary history to assess dragonflies. British Dragonfly Society, November 27, 2021

  21. Ware, Jessica, L. Neurocordulia. Wilfred Laurier University, November 19, 2021

  22. Ware, Jessica L. Insect evolution: dragonflies and Dictyoptera, Adelphi University, October 25, 2021

  23. Ware, Jessica L. Insect evolution: insights from dragonflies and termites, U Maryland, October 22, 2021

  24. Ware, Jessica L. Diversifying Dragonflies, and Keynote talk Diversifying Entomology at McGill University, October 1, 2021

  25. Ware, Jessica L. Terrestrial University, Germany, July 22, 2021

  26. Ware, Jessica L. British Ecological Society, Macroecology conference, July 7, 2021

  27. Ware, Jessica L. U Arizona, June 16, 2021

  28. Ware, Jessica L. Eawag Kastanienbaum, June 2, 2021

  29. Ware, Jessica L. American Entomological Society, May 26, 2021

  30. Ware, Jessica L. Cornell, May 3, 2021

  31. Ware, Jessica L. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, April 29, 2021

  32. Ware, Jessica L. Virginia Tech, April 28, 2021

  33. Ware, Jessica L., University of California, Berkeley, April 23, 2021 

  34. Ware, Jessica L. U Minnesota, April 20, 2021

  35. Ware, Jessica L. U Central Florida, April 19, 2021

  36. Ware, Jessica L. U Wisconsin, April 15, 2021

  37. Ware, Jessica L. Scientific Queeries talk, April 13, 2021

  38. Ware, Jessica L. Bruce Museum, April 8, 2021

  39. Ware, Jessica L. Princeton University, April 8, 2021

  40. Ware, Jessica L. University of Illinois class lecture, April 7, 2021

  41. Ware, Jessica L. Garden State LSAMP presentation, April 5, 2021

  42. Ware, Jessica L. Rutgers New Brunswick, Entomology class lecture, March 30, 2021

  43. Ware, Jessica L. University of Toronto, Mississaugua, Insect Systematics, March 26, 2021

  44. Ware, Jessica L. Ana Carnaval CUNY class, March 24, 2021

  45. Ware, Jessica L. Newcastle University, March 23, 2021

  46. Ware, Jessica L. Drexel University, March 9, 2021

  47. Ware, Jessica L. U Nebraska, March 5, 2021

  48. Ware, Jessica L. Texas A & M panel on Black Entomologists, February 24, 2021

  49. Ware, Jessica L. Halmstad University, Sweden, February 17, 2021

  50. Ware, Jessica L. U Washington Genome Sciences, WiGS-invited speaker, February 17, 2021 

  51. Ware, Jessica L. Layola University Lauren Spearman class talk, February 16 and March 16, 2021

  52. Ware, Jessica L. Oregon State University, January  27, 2021

  53. Ware, Jessica L. NCSU, January 11, 2021

  54. Ware, Jessica L. Washington University, December 7, 2020

  55. Ware, Jessica L. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Fall Seminar, December 3, 2020

  56. Ware, Jessica L. Snodwiggs talk, Cornell, December 1, 2020

  57. Ware, Jessica L. McGill University, November 26, 2020

  58. Ware, Jessica L. G7: Decline of Insect Colonies panel, November 25, 2020

  59. Ware, Jessica L. U Connecticut, November 19, 2020

  60. Ware, Jessica L. CUNY, Amy Berkov Class lecture, November 6, 2020

  61. Ware, Jessica L. U Idaho, October 30, 2020

  62. Ware, Jessica L. Entomological Society of British Columbia, October 27, 2020

  63. Ware, Jessica L. University of Bridgeport, Dragonfly and damselfly evolution: understanding odonates through space and time, November 2, 2020

  64. Ware, Jessica L. UMass Amherst, Distinguished Scientists series, Insect evolution: dragonfly and damselfly systematics, October 23, 2020 (rescheduled due to COVID)

  65. Ware, Jessica L. Blackburn course, U Florida, Natural History Collections: virtual tour of AMNH dragonflies, October 8, 2020

  66. Ware, Jessica L. International Branch Meeting Plenary talk, https://esc-sec.ca/2020/04/23/entomological-society-of-america-third-annual-international-branch-virtual-symposium-april-27-29-2020/, April 2020

  67. Ware, Jessica L. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Darwin Day talk, February 2020

  68. Ware, Jessica L. British Natural History Museum, On the divergence of insects: 
using systematics to better understand the evolution of insect sociality, migration and flight, July 2019

  69. Ware, Jessica L. University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, On the divergence of insects: using systematics to better understand the evolution of insect sociality, migration and flight, December 2019

  70. Ware, Jessica L. Dresden Insect Systematics Meeting, Phylogeny of Odonata, September 2019

  71. Ware, Jessica L. Dresden Insect Systematics Meeting, Phylogeny of Isoptera, September, 2019

  72. Ware, Jessica L. Iowa, Molecular phylogenetics and biology of dragonflies and damselflies, October, 2018

  73. Ware, Jessica L. University of Kansas, Dragonfly and Dictyoptera systematics: Understanding insect evolutionary histories using molecular and morphological tools for odonates, April 2017

  74. Ware, Jessica L. Texas A & M, Dragonfly and Dictyoptera systematics: understanding insect evolutionary histories using molecular and morphological tools, Spring 2017

  75. Ware, Jessica L. UBC, Dragonfly and Dictyoptera systematics: understanding insect evolutionary histories using molecular and morphological tools, March 2017

  76. Ware, Jessica L. RU Camden, Life on the (dragon)fly: donate molecular and morphological evolution. February 2017

  77. Ware, Jessica L. Brooklyn historical society: Roaches. https://www.brooklynhistory.org/events/our-pesky-neighbors-part-2-bugs/, November 2016

  78. Ware, Jessica L. LGBTQ+ in STEM Conference (Oct. 5-9), TBD

  79. Ware, Jessica L. Princeton University, Insect genomics: the evolution of biodiversity, February 2016

  80. Ware, Jessica L. City college, Understanding insect evolution through one thousand insect transcriptomes, December, 2015

  81. Ware, Jessica L. Drexel, Insect evolution. February 2015

  82. Ware, Jessica L. Tomas Flouri, Pashali Kapli and Manpreet Kohli. How to date big Insect datasets. Insect Systematics and Phylogeny Annual Congress, Dresden, Germany, September 2015

  83. Ware, Jessica L., Blanke, A. Insights into the Palaeoptera phylogeny. Insect Systematics and Phylogeny Annual Congress, Dresden, Germany, September 2015

  84. Ware, Jessica L., Flouri, T., Kapli, P., Kohli, M. An update on the Divergence Times Estimation subproject of 1KITE. 3rd annual 1KITE meeting for Insect systematics, Vienna, Austria. 

  85. Ware, Jessica L. Insect dating: insights on divergence time from the 1KITE initiative. Drexel University, February, 2015

  86. Ware, Jessica L., Dating the insect tree: divergence time estimation on big datasets. Penn State University, December 2014

  87. Ware, Jessica L. Insect Biodiversity and Diversification Estimates using genomes and fossils, Rutgers New Brunswick Entomology Departmental Seminar, October 2014

  88. Ware, Jessica L., Dating 1KITE: or, how we spent the last several thousand hours, 2nd annual 1KITE meeting for Insect systematics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, June 2014

  89. Ware, Jessica L., D. Ksepka, Parham, J. The Fossil Calibration Database, Insect Systematics and Phylogeny Annual Congress, Dresden, Germany, September 2013

  90. Ware, Jessica L. Skimming over Libelluloidea. World Dragonfly Association International Meeting, Friesing, Germany, June, 2013

  91. Ware, Jessica L. 1KITE dating methodology. 1KITE international workshop on methodology, Jena, Germany, September 2013.

  92. Ware. Jessica L. Evolution 3001: modern applications of phylogenetics. Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, March 2013

  93. Ware, Jessica L. Using transcriptomics for insect systematics. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, February, 2013.

  94. Ware, Jessica L. Berea,Looking for Dragons: Odonata Research in the Genomics Age, https://www.berea.edu/convocations/2013-2014/dr-jessica-ware/, September 2013

  95. Ware, Jessica L. 1KITE: interpreting major insect innovations using transcriptomics or, Crushing insects into paste: the 1KITE project and the collection and use of arthropod DNA! DNA banking workshop, Missouri Botanical Garden, January 2013.

  96. Ware, Jessica L. Here be dragons: systematics of Petaluridae. Lund University, Sweden, May 2012

  97. Ware. Jessica L. Evolution 2001: modern applications of phylogenetics. Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, March 2012

  98. Ware, Jessica L. The 
phylogeny
 and
 age
 of
 Libelluloidea
(Odonata). Insect Systematics and Phylogeny Annual Congress, Dresden, Germany, September 2011

  99. Ware, Jessica L. The mating and flight of dragons (and their kin): evolutionary biology of Odonata and Dictyoptera. Smithsonian Institution, NMNH, May, 2011

  100. Ware, Jessica L. Systematics, behavior and evolutionary divergence times of a species-rich group of dragonflies, the Libelluloidea. Oklahoma State University, Norman, Oklahoma, October 2010

  101. Ware, Jessica L. How to be social: molecular systematics of the lower termites. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 2010 

  102. Ware, Jessica L., Practical uses of modern phylogenetics: a guide to molecular approaches for biogeography, biodiversity and dating lineages. Lund University, Lund, Sweden, March 2010 

  103. Ware, Jessica L., Practical uses of modern phylogenetics: a guide to molecular approaches for biogeography, biodiversity and dating lineages. Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, March 2010 

  104. Ware, Jessica L., Broader uses of molecular and morphological systematics: social evolution in termites, the evolution of dragonfly genitalia and conservation of South African endemics. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, March 2009 

  105. Ware, Jessica L., Grimaldi, D., Engel, M. Fossil placement and divergence estimation in Isoptera. Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch, Harrisburg, PA, March 2009 

  106. Ware, Jessica L., What to do when you’re desperate for a date: using DNA to age dragonfly relationships. Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, November 2008 

  107. Ware, Jessica L. The systematics of libelluloid dragonflies: Using molecular and morphological data to answer evolutionary riddles. North American Benthological Society (NABS) annual meetings, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2008 

  108. Ware, Jessica L., Molecules and morphology: a study of the dragonfly superfamily Libelluloidea. Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany, March 2008 

  109. Ware, Jessica L., An overview of Dragonfly (Odonata: Anisoptera) Systematics: using phylogenetic tools to answer age-old puzzles. Smithsonian seminar series, Washington, D.C., January 23, 2008 

  110. Nielsen, A., Ware, Jessica L., Mahar, J., Hamilton, G. Entomological Society of America Student Debate. National meeting, San Diego, California, December 2007 

  111. Ware, Jessica L., An introduction to the Dictyoptera. Newark Entomological Society, New Brunswick, NJ, October 2007 

  112. Ware, Jessica L., May, M. L., Kjer, K. M. Molecular analysis of ancient lineages: divergence, DIVA, and dragonflies. ESA Eastern Branch, Harrisburg, PA, March 2007 

 

Professional Presentations (all are oral presentations): 

  1. Ware, Jessica and Dominic Evangelista. EntoPOC. Entomology, 2021. 

  2. A Nielsen, RE Valentin, D Fonseca, J Lockwood, Jessica L. Ware. Can haplotype data guide management programs for tree fruit pests? Entomology 2019

  3. G Pearson, Jessica L. Ware, CS Moreau, A Suarez, GE Kampmeier, M Alleyne. What are Ento-Allies? Entomology 2019

  4. MM Wilson, Jessica L. Ware. Mandible morphology as a reflection of diet in basal termite lineages. Entomology 2019

  5. MK Kohli, M Djernæs, MS Herrera, EM Pilgrim, G Sâhlen, TJ Simonsen, Jessica L. Ware. Comparative phylogeography uncovers evolutionary past of circumboreal dragonflies. Entomology 2019

  6. Jessica L. Ware, William Kuhn and John C. Abbott. Using specimens from the past to understand the living world through digitization. Eastern Branch, Entsoc 2019. 

  7. Jessica L. Ware. Diversification rate shifts in lentic and lotic dragonflies. Entomology 2018

  8. LC Gonzalez, Jessica L. Ware. Museum barcoding: Uncovering new species of Darnini (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Entomology 2018

  9. M Kohli, Jessica L. Ware. Fossil calibration tips for divergence estimation: A case study from insects. Entomology 2018

  10. AC Cullen, Jessica L. Ware, FJ Gallagher, C Holzapfel. The great garden escape: The role of microevolution in the invasion of two ornamental viburnums. 2018 ESA Annual Meeting (August 5--10)

  11. Jessica L. Ware. Speaking out for insect and human diversity at the March for Science. Entomology 2017

  12. Y Li, R Zhang, S Liu, A Donath, RS Peters, Jessica L. Ware, B Misof, O Niehuis. The molecular evolutionary dynamics of Oxidative Phosphorylation (OXPHOS) genes in insects. Entomology 2017

  13. K Knapp, Jessica L. Ware. The phylogeny of Macromiidae, inferred by molecular and morphological data. Entomology 2017

  14. S Smith, RA Clement, J Drury, R Guillermo-Ferreira, G Grether, Seth Bybee, Jessica L. Ware. Solving the rubyspot mystery, a phylogeny of Hetaerina and Mnesarete. Entomology 2017. 

  15. MS Herrera, CD Beatty, C Salazar, R Nunes, Jessica L. Ware. A biogeographical story of the Neotropical banner wing damselflies (Zygoptera: Polythoridae). Entomology 2017 

  16. Jessica L. Ware, H Letsch, K Meusemann, A Blanke, MK Kohli, C Greive. Transcriptomics to estimate the systematic relationships of Odonata. Entomology 2017

  17. Phillip Barden and Jessica L. Ware, A tale of two datasets: Consilient approaches toward detailing the evolutionary history of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomology 2016

  18. William R. Kuhn,Gareth Russell, and Jessica L. Ware. Ode-omatic ID: A system for automatically identifying dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) from wings. Entomology 2016

  19. Ware, Jessica L. Insights on damselflies from the Bromeliad Working Group  Entomological Society of America, Portland, OR, November, 2014

  20. Beatty, C., Ware, Jessica L. The 'petaltail' dragonflies (Odonata: Petaluridae): Mesozoic habitat specialists that survive to the modern day, Entomological Society of America, Texas, November, 2013.

  21. Ware, Jessica L. Pilgrim, E. A phylogeny of clubtails (Odonata: Gomphidae). Entomological Society of America, Texas, November, 2013.

  22. Ware, Jessica L. The systematics of lower termites. Entomological Society of America,  Knoxville, Tennessee, November 2012

  23. Ware, Jessica L. How old are modern dragonflies? Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV, November 2011

  24. Ware, Jessica L. Do the rocks and the clocks agree for Insecta?: a review of recent insect molecular and fossil age estimates. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, December, 2010.

  25. Ware, Jessica L., Termites (Isoptera): Fossil placement methodology and estimation of divergence times: an example from termites (Isoptera). Northeastern Symposium on Evolutionary Divergence Time, January 2010.

  26. Ware, Jessica L. From Anacanthotermes to Zootermopsis: the systematics of Isoptera. Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, December 2009.

  27. Ware, Jessica L. Jessica Ware Snodgrass Award Talk. Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV, November 2008.

  28. Ware, Jessica L. Phylogeny, homoplasy and divergence estimates within Libelluloidea (Anisoptera: Odonata): An exploration of the usefulness of molecular and morphological characters. Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV, November 2008. 

  29. Ware, Jessica L., Litman, J. R., Klass, K-D, Spearman, L. A. Resolving internal relationships within the Dictyoptera poses new questions: difficulty in the placement of Polyphaga. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, California, December 2007.

  30. Ware, Jessica L., May, M. L., Functional constraints and phylogenetic information in wing venation of dragonflies (Odonata, Anisoptera). Entomological Society of America, San Diego, California, December 2007.

  31. Baskinger, G., Jessica L. Ware, M. May, K. Kjer. Phylogeny of Celithemis (Odonata: Libellulidae) based on analysis of molecular and morphological characters. Dragonfly Society of the Americas, Springerville, Arizona, July 2007.

  32. McLaughlin, M., Jessica L. Ware, M. May, K. Kjer. Phylogeny of Epitheca (Tetragoneuria) (Odonata: Corduliidae) based on mitochondrial DNA. Dragonfly Society of the Americas, Springerville, Arizona, July 2007.

  33. Ware, Jessica L., M. May. Dragonfly flight behavior: an exploration of wing vein convergence in perchers and fliers. Dragonfly Society of the Americas, Springerville, Arizona, July 2007. 

  34. Ware, Jessica L., M. May, K. Kjer. The most speciose group of dragonflies, Libelluloidea: phylogeny, dating and phylogeography. World Dragonfly Association, Swakopmund, Namibia, April 2007 ★★ Outstanding Presentation Award

  35. Baskinger, G., Jessica L. Ware, M. May, K. Kjer. A proposed phylogeny of Celithemis (Odonata: Libellulidae) based on analysis of molecular and morphological characters. Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, December 2006.

  36. McLaughlin, M., Jessica L. Ware, M. May, K. Kjer. Exploration of the phylogeny of Epitheca (Tetragoneuria) (Odonata: Corduliidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, December 2006.

  37. Ware, Jessica L., M. May, K. Kjer. Phylogeny of the superfamily Libelluloidea: revision. Dragonfly Society of the Americas meeting, June 2006, Kentucky, USA

  38. Ware, Jessica L., A Phylogeny of the superfamily Libelluloidea. Systematic Biology meeting, June 2006, Stony Brook, New York, USA ★★ selected for the Ernst Mayr competition

  39. Ware, Jessica L., M. May, K. Kjer. Phylogeny of the superfamily Libelluloidea. Entomological Society of America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 2005 ★★ received a “President’s Prize runner up” award

  40. Ware, Jessica L., Dragonfly wing venation: a comparison of familial and behavioral groups. Dragonfly Society of the Americas meeting, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, July 2005 

 

Departmental Presentations: 

1. Ware, Jessica L., A contribution to dragonfly and termite systematics: April 26, 2010, American Museum of Natural History 

2. Ware, Jessica L., Molecules and Morphology: dragonfly and dictyopteran systematics: June 16, 2008 (Thesis defense talk), Rutgers University 

3. Ware, Jessica L., Phylogeny of Libelluloidea (Anisoptera: Odonata): an exploration of the most speciose superfamily of dragonflies: March, 2007, Rutgers University 

4. Ware, Jessica L., Phylogenetic analysis of Libelluloidea: November 19, 2004, Rutgers University,
5. Ware, Jessica L., Srivastava, D.S., Larval growth in a bromeliad dwelling damselfly: November 2003, Rutgers 

University
6. Ware, Jessica L., Costa Rican Travelogue: September 2003, DEENR student seminar series, Rutgers 

University

 

Dr. Jessica Ware - Entomology Seminar

Monday, October 15, 2018

E164 Lagomarcino

Please join the Department of Entomology for seminar speaker Dr. Jessica Ware from Rutgers University. 

 

Molecular phylogenetics and biology of dragonflies and damselflies

 

 

 

 

251 Bessey Hall

2200 Osborne Dr

Ames IA 50011-4009

contacteeob@iastate.edu

Phone: 515 294-3522

Fax: 515 294-1337

 

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Calling all gardeners, wildlife watchers and the just plain curious! On Sunday, June 4 from 2pm to 3:30 pm at Durand-Hedden House & Garden, the community is invited to spend an afternoon with evolutionary biologist Dr. Jessica Ware of Rutgers Newark as she shares her knowledge about the amazing life history of the one of her favorite subjects — the dragonfly.

Have you noticed how dragonflies congregate around our ponds, lakes, rivers, and even birdbaths all summer. Ever fascinating, they are voracious predators as larvae in freshwater habitats and as adults where they consume flies and other insects. Dragonflies hunt their prey, mate and lay eggs in mid-air. They have eyes that wrap around their head, giving them great visibility. They can fly straight up, straight down, hover like helicopters and disappear in a blur. Here in New Jersey we have an abundance of dragonfly and damselfly species and Dr. Ware will tell us where to find them across the Garden State.

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