Luke M. Jacobus
Academic Degree: Ph.D., Aquatic Entomology, Purdue University, 2006 Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biology, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Columbus (IUPUC) Areas of Expertise: General Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Entomology, Freshwater Environments, Biological Systematics, Field Studies, Evolution, Mayflies of the World (Ephemeroptera) Additional Professional Information: Associate Editor, BMC Ecology; Subject Editor, Zootaxa; Editorial Board, Conference Papers in Biology; Literature Review Committee, Society for Freshwater Science; Senior Research Grants Committee, Indiana Academy of Science Research Statement: I investigate various topics in environmental science, especially those related to freshwater insects. These organisms have proven valuable for the development of new generation identification systems, the analysis of biodiversity patterns in space & time, and the application of phylogenetic models to problems in environmental toxicology. Much of my research has focused on the insect order Ephemeroptera, or mayflies. Aspects of this research include, but are not limited to, taxonomy and identification, DNA barcoding, biodiversity, phylogeny, rearing and stage associations, descriptive biology and ecology, field studies, conservation, species inventories and regional faunistics. I interact with various international stakeholders in the academic, government and private realms.
Biography Updated on 18 October 2012