Bjarte H. Jordal

University of Bergen, Norway


Bjarte H. Jordal serves as an Associate Professor of systematic entomology at the Natural History Museum, University of Bergen, Norway. He received a Ph.D. degree in 2001 from the University of Bergen/ Harvard University, USA, “Evolution of haplodiploidy and sib-mating in dryocoetine bark beetles.” He also obtained an M.S. degree in 1995 from the University of Bergen, “Taxonomy and ecology of Scolytodes bark beetles breeding in Cecropia leafstalks.” His current research focuses on the taxonomy and phylogeny of wood boring weevils, with strong emphasis on the African fauna of bark and ambrosia beetles (Scolytinae and Platypodinae). His phylogenetic work aims at comparative analyses of ecological traits such as host plant use, mating systems, and microbe symbioses. A minor component includes the population genetic and phylogeographical studies on globally widespread species.

Biography Updated on 12 September 2012

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