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Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

Steve Gaimari

Dr. Stephen D. Gaimari

Program Supervisor (Entomology & Botany)

Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture
3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA 95832-1448, U.S.A.
916-262-1131 office, 916-262-1190 fax, sgaimari@cdfa.ca.gov

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Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 1998, Ph.D., Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • 1993, M.S., Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman
  • 1990, B.A., Biology, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

Employment

  • 2009-present, Program Supervisor IV, Entomology & Botany Laboratories, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • 2006-2009, Program Supervisor III, Entomology Laboratory, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • 2004-2006, Senior Insect Biosystematist (Supervisor), Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • 2004, Senior Insect Biosystematist (Specialist), Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • 2001-2004, Associate Insect Biosystematist, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • 2000-2001, Research Entomologist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • 1999-2000, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • 1998, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Entomolology, University of Illinois, Urbana [Insect Evolution & Classification]
  • 1995-1998, NSF/PEET Graduate Research Assistant, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign
  • 1993-1995, Teaching Assistant, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana [Animal Biology (1993), Genetics, Evolution, & Biodiversity (1994, 2 semesters), Insect Evolution & Classification (1995)]
  • 1993, Visiting Researcher, Departamento de Biologia Geral, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • 1991-1992, Teaching Assistant, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman [General Entomology (2 semesters)]
  • 1990-1993, Graduate Research Assistant, Northwest Biological Control Insectary & Quarantine, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman
  • 1989-1990, Laboratory Assistant, Mosquito Ecology Laboratory, Department of Biology, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

Professional Activities

  • 2015-present, Scientific Advisory Board: Fragmenta entomologica
  • 2015, Ad hoc reviewer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Science and Technology Branch
  • 2015, Ad hoc reviewer: National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • 2014-present, Editorial Board: Sherbornia
  • 2013-present, President, American Association of Zoological Nomenclature
  • 2012-present, Subject Editor (Diptera: Acalyptratae), Zootaxa
  • 2010-present, Council Member, International Congresses of Dipterology
  • 2010-2011, Associated Programs Committee (for National Meeting, November 2011): National Plant Diagnostics Network
  • 2010, Ad hoc reviewer (Subject Matter Expert), USDA-APHIS-PPQ, Farm Bill proposals
  • 2009, Ad hoc reviewer: National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • 2008-present, Editorial Advisory Board: African Invertebrates
  • 2008-2013, Advisory Board, International Cooperative Biodiversity Group, Indonesia
  • 2008-2010, Organizing Committee: 7th International Congress of Dipterology, San Jose, Costa Rica (August 2010).
  • 2007-present, Editor: Fly Times, North American Dipterists Society
  • 2007-present, Researcher: International Center for Public Health & Environmental Research (PHER) (www.discoverlife.org)
  • 2007-present, Web Team Member: California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • 2007-2013, Diagnostics Committee: National Plant Diagnostics Network
  • 2007-2013, Lab Accreditation Sub-Committee: National Plant Diagnostics Network
  • 2007-2010, Committee Member: California State Human Resources Modernization project
  • 2007-2009, Website Conversion Project team: California Department of Food & Agriculture (upgrading entire State web presence)
  • 2007, Panel Member: National Science Foundation, Systematic Biology program
  • 2007, Panel Member: “Where are they Now” Symposium, 6th NSF/PEET meeting, Athens, GA
  • 2007, President: Pacific Coast Entomological Society
  • 2006-present, Committee Member: CDFA Scientist Reclassification project
  • 2006-2011, Ad-hoc Entomology Committee: National Plant Diagnostics Network
  • 2006-2007, Section A Subcommittee: Systematic Resources, Entomological Society of America
  • 2006, Panel Member: National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants program
  • 2006, President-Elect: Pacific Coast Entomological Society
  • 2005-present, Editor: California Plant Pest and Disease Report
  • 2005-2008, CDFA Representative: Planning Committee for the Center for Biodiversity, University of California, Davis
  • 2005, Ad-hoc Reviewer: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Discovery Grants program
  • 2005, Judge: Student Competition for the President’s Prize, Section A, Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America
  • 2005, Standing Committee on Systematic Resources, Pacific Branch Representative, Entomological Society of America
  • 2004-2006, Subject Editor, Diptera: Pan-Pacific Entomologist
  • 2004-present, Scientific Core Contributor, The Tree of Life Web Project (www.tolweb.org), Lauxanioidea (all), Opomyzoidea (Odiniidae)
  • 2004-present, Ad-hoc Reviewer: National Science Foundation (programs: Biodiversity Inventories, Biological Research Collections, Systematic Biology, PEET, Phylogenetic Systematics)
  • 2003-present, Associate, College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis
  • 2003-present, Permit/Project PI, Collecting Permit (invertebrates, plants), all California State Parks
  • 2003-present, Webmaster, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture (www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/ppd/)
  • 2002-present, Co-Curator, California State Collection of Arthropods, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • 2002-2013, Subject Editor, Diptera: Annals of the Entomological Society of America
  • 2001-present, Curator, Smithsonian Institution collection of Lauxanioidea (Diptera), Long-Term Off-Site Enhancement Loan program
  • 2001-present, Collaborator (Identifier for Lauxanioidea): USDA-ARS-Systematic Entomology Lab
  • 2001-2005, Publications Committee: Pacific Coast Entomological Society
  • 2000-present, Member: Diptera Taxonomic Working Group, Costa Rica
  • 2000-present, Team Member: Biosystematic Database of World Diptera (Lauxanioidea families)
  • 2000, Auditing Committee: Entomological Society of Washington
  • 2000, Panel Member: Dissemination of Modern Monographic Products, 3rd NSF/PEET meeting, Washington, DC
  • 1999-present, Research Associate: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • 1999-2002, Editorial Board: Dipteron, Zeitschrift für Dipterologie
  • 1999, Organizer/Moderator: Workshop on Careers in Systematics, 4th annual NSF/PEET Therevidae working group meeting, Urbana, IL
  • 1998, Organizer/Moderator: North American Dipterist’s Society Informal Conference, ESA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

Refereed Publications (chronological)

  1. Gaimari, S.D. 1991. Use of silver flies (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) for biological control of homopterous pests. Proceedings of the Washington State Entomological Society 53: 947-950.
  2. Gaimari, S.D. 1992. An overview of predation in the Diptera. Proceedings of the Washington State Entomological Society 54: 967-972.
  3. Valenti, M.A., & S.D. Gaimari. 1992. The manzanita leafgall aphid, Tamalia coweni (Cockerell) (Homoptera: Aphididae), and its association with the predator Leucopis sp. (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). Proceedings of the Washington State Entomological Society 54: 972-977.
  4. Gaimari, S. 1996. Genetically engineered natural enemies should be regulated in a different manner than other nonindigenous natural enemies – Con position, pp. 172-173 in F. Gould, G. Kennedy, & R. Kopanic (orgs.), Environmental issues associated with enhancing the impact of biological control agents: A student debate. American Entomologist 42: 160-173.
  5. Gaimari, S.D., & R.P. Martins. 1996. Nesting behavior and nest distributions of Ammophila gracilis Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) in Brazil. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 5: 240-248.
  6. Gaimari, S.D., & W.J. Turner. 1996. Immature stages of Leucopis ninae Tanasijtshuk and two variant populations of Leucopis gaimarii Tanasijtshuk (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) feeding on Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko) (Homoptera: Aphididae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 98: 647-666.
  7. Gaimari, S.D., & W.J. Turner. 1996. Larval feeding and development of Leucopis ninae Tanasijtshuk and two populations of Leucopis gaimarii Tanasijtshuk (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) on Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko) (Homoptera: Aphididae), in Washington. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 98: 667-676.
  8. Gaimari, S.D., & W.J. Turner. 1996. Methods for rearing aphidophagous Leucopis spp. (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 69: 363-369.
  9. Gaimari, S.D., & W.J. Turner. 1997. Behavioral observations on the adults and larvae of Leucopis (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 70: 153-159.
  10. Gaimari, S.D. 2000. Book review: Litteratura Taxonomica Dipterorum (1758-1930) (2 volume set). American Entomologist 46: 264-265.
  11. Gaimari, S.D., & M.B. Mostovski. 2000. Burmapsilocephala cockerelli,a new genus and species of Asiloidea (Diptera) from Burmese amber. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum (London), Geology Series 56: 41-44.
  12. Gaimari, S.D., & M.E. Irwin. 2000. Phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of the cycloteline Therevinae (Diptera: Therevidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society (London) 129: 129-240.
  13. Gaimari, S.D., & M.E. Irwin. 2000. Revision of the mexicana-group of Ozodiceromyia Bigot (Diptera: Therevidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 102: 561-600.
  14. Valenti, M.A., & S.D. Gaimari. 2000. Of tiger beetles and ubiquitous ants: hazardous living amongst tenacious prey. Cicindela 32: 19-29.
  15. Gaimari, S.D., & V.N. Tanasijtshuk. 2001. A new leucopine genus (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) with species attacking Ceroplastes wax scales in South America. Systematic Entomology 26: 311-328.
  16. Gaimari, S.D., & A. Raspi. 2002. The species of Leucopis, subgenus Leucopella Malloch (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) from northeastern Africa and Yemen. African Entomology 10: 241-264.
  17. Anderson, M.S., & S.D. Gaimari. 2003. Raman-Atomic Force Microscopy of the ommatidial surfaces of Dipteran compound eyes. Journal of Structural Biology 142: 364-368.
  18. Gaimari, S.D. 2003. Chamaemyiidae. In: Pape, T. (coord.), Fauna Europaea. European Commission.
  19. Gaimari, S.D. 2004. A new genus of Lauxaniidae (Diptera) from New Caldeonia. Zootaxa 449: 1-39. [open access]
  20. Gaimari, S.D., L.S. Adler, & S.J. Scheffer. 2004. Plant host affiliation and redescription of Phytomyza subtenella Frost (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 106 (3): 501-507.
  21. Gao, C., D. Yang, & S.D. Gaimari. 2004 (2003). The subgenus Euhomoneura Malloch (Diptera: Lauxaniidae) in the Palaearctic Realm. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 79 (3/4): 192-197.
  22. Schacht, W., O. Kurina, B. Merz, & S.D. Gaimari. 2004. Zweiflügler aus Bayern XXIII (Diptera: Lauxaniidae, Chamaemyiidae). Entomofauna, Zeitschrift für Entomologie 25 (3): 41-80.
  23. Thunes, K.H., et alia (47 authors; S.D. Gaimari, author 34). 2004. The arthropod community of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) canopies in Norway. Entomologica Fennica 15: 65-90.
  24. Yang, D., & S.D. Gaimari. 2004 (2003). Discovery of Systenus in the Oriental Region, with description of one new species (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 79 (3/4): 176-178.
  25. Yang, D., S.D. Gaimari, & P. Grootaert. 2004. Review of the species of Crossopalpus Bigot (Diptera: Empididae) from China. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 130 (2): 169-175.
  26. Noma, T., M.J. Brewer, K.S. Pike, & S.D. Gaimari. 2005. Hymenopteran parasitoids and dipteran predators of Diuraphis noxia in the west-central Great Plains of North America: Species records and geographic range. Biocontrol 50: 97-111.
  27. Yang, D., & S.D. Gaimari. 2005. Notes on the species of the genus Ocydromia Meigen from China (Diptera: Empididae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 80 (1): 62-66.
  28. Yang, D., & S.D. Gaimari. 2005. Review of the species of Elaphropeza Macquart (Diptera: Empididae: Tachydromiinae) from the Chinese mainland. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107 (1): 49-54.
  29. Yang, D., S.D. Gaimari, & P. Grootaert. 2005 (2004). A new genus and species of Tachydromiinae (Diptera: Empididae) from the Oriental Realm. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 130 (4): 487-492.
  30. Yang, D., S.D. Gaimari, & P. Grootaert. 2005. New species of Hybos Meigen from Guangdong Province, South China (Diptera: Empididae). Zootaxa 912: 1-7. [open access]
  31. Yang, D., S.D. Gaimari, & P. Grootaert. 2005 (2004). Review of the species of Drapetis Meigen from China (Diptera: Empididae: Tachydromiinae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 112 (2-3): 106-110.
  32. Clark, H.O., Jr., H.S. Shellhammer, & S.D. Gaimari.2006. Ectoparasites found on salt marsh harvest mice in the norther salt marshes of Grizzly Bay, California. California Fish and Game 92: 52-54.
  33. Kaydan, M.B., N. Kilinçer, N. Uygun, G. Japoshvilli, & S. Gaimari. 2006. Parasitoids and Predators of Pseudococcidae (Homoptera: Coccoidea) in Ankara, Turkey. Phytoparasitica 34(4): 331-337.
  34. Kaiser, M.E., T. Noma, M.J. Brewer, K.S. Pike, J.R. Vockeroth, & S.D. Gaimari. 2007. Hymenopteran parasitoids and dipteran predators found using soybean aphid after its Midwestern United States invasion. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 100: 196-205.
  35. Gaimari, S.D. 2007. Three new Neotropical genera of Odiniidae (Diptera: Acalyptratae). Zootaxa 1443: 1-16. [abstract]
  36. Gaimari, S.D. 2008. Comments on the proposed conservation of Drosophila Fallén, 1823 (Insecta, Diptera). (comment 5). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 65 (2): 146-147. [see ICZN website]
  37. Gaimari, S.D., P. Milonas, & C. Souliotis. 2008 (2007). Notes on the taxonomy, biology and distribution of Neoleucopis kartliana (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). Folia Heyrovskyana, Series A 15(1): 7-16.
  38. Gaimari, S.D., & D.W. Webb. 2009. Therevidae. Pages 633-647, in Brown, B.V., A. Borkent, J.M. Cumming, D.M. Wood, N.E. Woodley & M. Zumbado (eds.), Manual of Central American Diptera, Volume 1. National Research Council Press, Ottawa, 714 pp.
  39. Dvořáková, K., & S.D. Gaimari. 2009. Lauxaniidae Macquart, 1835. In Jedlička, L., M. Kúdela & V. Stloukalová (eds.), Checklist of Diptera of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  40. Shi, L., D. Yang, & S.D. Gaimari. 2009. Species of the genus Cestrotus Loew from China (Diptera: Lauxaniidae). Zootaxa 2009: 41-68. [abstract]
  41. Gaimari, S.D. 2010. Chamaemyiidae. Pages 997-1007, in Brown, B.V., A. Borkent, J.M. Cumming, D.M. Wood, N.E. Woodley & M. Zumbado (eds.), Manual of Central American Diptera, Volume 2. National Research Council Press, Ottawa.
  42. Gaimari, S.D. 2010. Odiniidae. Pages 1049-1055, in Brown, B.V., A. Borkent, J.M. Cumming, D.M. Wood, N.E. Woodley & M. Zumbado (eds.), Manual of Central American Diptera, Volume 2. National Research Council Press, Ottawa.
  43. Gaimari, S.D., & V.C. Silva. 2010. Lauxaniidae. Pages 971-995, in Brown, B.V., A. Borkent, J.M. Cumming, D.M. Wood, N.E. Woodley & M. Zumbado (eds.), Manual of Central American Diptera, Volume 2. National Research Council Press, Ottawa.
  44. Gaimari, S.D., & V.C. Silva. 2010. Revision of the Neotropical subfamily Eurychoromyiinae (Diptera: Lauxaniidae). Zootaxa 2342: 1-64. [open access]
  45. Gaimari, S.D. 2011. An unusual new genus of eurochoromyiine Lauxaniidae (Diptera). The Canadian Entomologist 143: 594-611 (MND Festschrift issue).
  46. Gaimari, S.D. 2011. Order Diptera, family Odiniidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 780-783.
  47. Gaimari, S.D., & W.N. Mathis. 2011. World catalog and conspectus of the family Odiniidae (Diptera: Schizophora). Pages 291-339, in Brake, I., & F.C. Thompson (eds.), Contributions to the Systema Dipterorum (Insecta: Diptera). Pensoft Publishers, Washington. Myia 12: 564 pp. [open access]
  48. Winterton, S.L. & S.D. Gaimari. 2011. Revision of the South American window fly genus Heteromphrale Kroeber, 1937 (Diptera, Scenopinidae). ZooKeys 84: 39-57. [open access]
  49. Gaimari, S.D. 2012. A new Afrotropical genus of Chamaemyiidae (Diptera: Lauxanioidea). African Invertebrates 53: 157-168 (Stuckenberg Festschrift issue). [open access]
  50. Gaimari, S.D. 2012. A new genus and species of Chamaemyiidae (Diptera: Lauxanioidea) from South America feeding on Ceroplastes wax scales (Hemiptera: Coccidae), and status of the genus Ortalidina as a chamaemyiid. Zootaxa 3342: 39–50. [open access]
  51. Gaimari, S.D., Quintero, E.M., Kondo, T. 2012. First report of Syneura cocciphila(Coquillett, 1895) (Diptera: Phoridae), as a predator of the fluted scale Crypticeria multicicatrices Kondo & Unruh, 2009 (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae). Boletin del Museo de Entomología de la Universidad del Valle. 13(2): 26-28. [open access]
  52. Liu, S.-P., S.D. Gaimari & D. Yang. 2012. Species of Ammothereva Lyneborg, 1984 (Diptera: Therevidae: Therevinae: Cyclotelini) from China. Zootaxa. 3566: 1–13.
  53. Ross, D.W., S.D. Gaimari, G.R. Kohler, K.F. Wallin & S.M. Grubin. 2012 (2011). Chamaemyiid predators of the hemlock woolly adelgid from the Pacific Northwest. In Reardon, R. & B. Onken (eds.), Implementation and Status of Biological Control of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. U.S. Forest Service, Publication FHTET-2011-04. 230 pp.
  54. Shi, L., D. Yang & S.D. Gaimari. 2012. Four new species from China and Southeast Asia (Diptera, Lauxaniidae, Homoneurinae). Revue suisse de Zoologie 118: 667-693.
  55. Shi, L., S.D. Gaimari & D. Yang. 2012. Notes on Homoneura subgenera Euhomoneura, Homoneura and Minettioides from China (Diptera: Lauxaniidae). Zootaxa 3238: 1-22.
  56. Gaimari, S.D., M. Hauser, & R. Fricke. 2013. Case 3605 PHYCINAE Lyneborg, 1976 (Insecta: Diptera: Therevidae): proposed emendation of spelling to PHYCUSINAE to remove homonymy with PHYCINAE Swainson, 1838 (Osteichthyes: Gadiformes: Phycidae); and Phycis Walbaum [ex Artedi], 1792 (Osteichthyes: Gadiformes: Phycidae): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Blennius phycis Linnaeus, 1766 as the type species. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 70(1): 22-29.
  57. Gaimari, S.D., M. Hauser, & R. Fricke. 2013. Comment on the proposed emendation of spelling of PHYCINAE Lyneborg, 1976 (Insecta, Diptera, THEREVIDAE) to PHYCUSINAE to remove homonymy with PHYCINAE Swainson, 1838 (Osteichthyes, Gadiformes, PHYCIDAE). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 70(4): 252-253.
  58. Papp, L., & S.D. Gaimari. 2013. The holotype of Homoneura grandis (Kertész, 1915) with description of a new species from Taiwan (Diptera, Lauxaniidae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 59(1): 31-39. [open access]
  59. Shi, L., S.D. Gaimari & D. Yang. 2013. Four new species of Noeetomima Enderlein (Diptera: Lauxaniidae), with a key to world species. Zootaxa 3746(2): 338-356.
  60. Shi, L., S.D. Gaimari & D. Yang. 2013. Revision of Sciasmomyia Hendel (Diptera: Lauxaniidae), with eight new species. Zootaxa 3691(4): 401-435.
  61. Ülgentürk, S., F. Szentkıralyı, N. Uygun, A. Saboori, M. Fent, S. Gaimari, H. Civelek & B. Ayhan. 2013. Predators of Marchalina hellenica (Hemiptera: Marchalinidae) on pine forests in Turkey. Phytoparasitica 41: 529-537 [abstract].
  62. Webb, D.W., S.D. Gaimari, M. Hauser, K.C. Holston, M.A. Metz, M.E. Irwin, G.E. Kampmeier & K. Algmin. 2013. An annotated catalogue of the New World Therevidae (Insecta: Diptera: Asiloidea). Zootaxa 3600: 1-105. [open access]
  63. Barr, N.B., L.A. Ledezma, L. Leblanc, M. San Jose, D. Rubinoff, S.M. Geib, B. Fujita, D.W. Bartels, D. Garza, P. Kerr, M. Hauser & S. Gaimari. 2014. Genetics diversity of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) on the Hawaiian Islands: Implications for an introduction pathway into California. Journal of Economic Entomology 107 (5): 1946-1958. [open access]
  64. Scheffer, S.J., M.L. Lewis, S.D. Gaimari & S.R. Reitz. 2014. Molecular survey for the invasive leafminer pest Liriomyza huidobrensis (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in California uncovers only the native pest Liriomyza langei. Journal of Economic Entomology 107 (5): 1959-1964. [open access]
  65. van Herk, W.G., R.S. Vernon, E.M.L. Cronin & S.D. Gaimari. 2015. Predation of Thereva nobilitata (Fabricius) (Diptera: Therevidae) on Agriotes obscurus L. (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Journal of Applied Entomology 139(1): 154-157. [abstract]
  66. Mathew, F.M., Prasifka, J.R., Gaimari, S.D., Shi, L., Markell, S.G. & Gulya, T.J. 2015. Rhizopus oryzae associated with Melanagromyza splendida and stem disease of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) in California. Plant Health Progress 16(1): 39–42.
  67. Pape T, Beuk P, Pont A, Shatalkin A, Ozerov A, Woźnica A, Merz B, Bystrowski C, Raper C, Bergström C, Kehlmaier C, Clements D, Greathead D, Kameneva E, Nartshuk E, Petersen F, Weber G, Bächli G, Geller-Grimm F, Van de Weyer G, Tschorsnig H, de Jong H, van Zuijlen J, Vaňhara J, Roháček J, Ziegler J, Majer J, Hůrka K, Holston K, Rognes K, Greve-Jensen L, Munari L, de Meyer M, Pollet M, Speight M, Ebejer M, Martinez M, Carles-Tolrá M, Földvári M, Chvála M, Barták M, Evenhuis N, Chandler P, Cerretti P, Meier R, Rozkosny R, Prescher S, Gaimari S, Zatwarnicki T, Zeegers T, Dikow T, Korneyev V, Richter V, Michelsen V, Tanasijtshuk V, Mathis W, Hubenov Z, de Jong Y. 2015. Fauna Europaea: Diptera – Brachycera. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e4187. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e4187
  68. Shi, L. & S.D. Gaimari. 2015. Revision of the genus Melanagromyza in California, with descriptions of three new species (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Zootaxa 4005(1): 1–102. [open access]
  69. von Ellenrieder, N., M. Hauser, S. Gaimari, T. Pham. 2015. First records of Macromia katae (Macromiidae) and Indothemis carnatica (Libellulidae) from Vietnam (Insecta: Odonata). Check List: The Journal of Biodiversity Data 11(1, Article 1514): 1-13. [open access]

Editor

  1. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2006 (2002-2005). California Plant Pest and Disease Report 22: 1-76. [PDF freely available]
  2. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2007 (2006). California Plant Pest and Disease Report 23: 1-117. [PDF freely available]
  3. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2008 (2007). California Plant Pest and Disease Report 24: 1-119. [PDF freely available]
  4. Gaimari, S.D. & M. O'Donnell (Editors). 2011 (2008-2009). California Plant Pest and Disease Report 25: 1-108. [PDF freely available]
  5. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2008. Fly Times 40: 1-28. [PDF freely available]
  6. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2008. Fly Times 41: 1-22. [PDF freely available]
  7. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2009. Fly Times 42: 1-57. [PDF freely available]
  8. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2009. Fly Times 43: 1-38. [PDF freely available]
  9. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2010. Fly Times 44: 1-28. [PDF freely available]
  10. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2010. Fly Times 45: 1-44. [PDF freely available]
  11. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2011. Fly Times 46: 1-60. [PDF freely available]
  12. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2011. Fly Times 47: 1-58. [PDF freely available]
  13. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2012. Fly Times 48: 1-69. [PDF freely available]
  14. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2012. Fly Times 49: 1-101. [PDF freely available]
  15. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2013. Fly Times 50: 1-59. [PDF freely available]
  16. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2013. Fly Times 51: 1-63. [PDF freely available]
  17. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2014. Fly Times 52: 1-44. [PDF freely available]
  18. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2014. Fly Times 53: 1-84. [PDF freely available]
  19. Gaimari, S.D. (Editor). 2015. Fly Times 54: 1-47. [PDF freely available]

Non-Refereed Publications (Chronological)

  1. Gaimari, S.D. 1994. Morphology of the immature stages of Leucopis spp. (Chamaemyiidae). Abstracts, 3rd International Congress of Dipterology, Guelph, Canada, pp 68-69.
  2. Gaimari, S.D. 1994. Puparial survival of Leucopis (Chamaemyiidae) after exposure to harsh conditions. Fly Times 13: 8-9.
  3. Gaimari, S.D., & M.E. Irwin. 1998. Systematics and biogeography of the cycloteline Therevinae (Therevidae). Abstracts, 4th International Congress of Dipterology, Oxford, England, pp 58-59.
  4. Gaimari, S.D., M.E. Irwin, & G.E. Kampmeier. 1998. Importance of collections and specimen level databases for Dipterological research. Abstracts, 4th International Congress of Dipterology, Oxford, England, pp 59-60.
  5. Gaimari, S.D., & F.C. Thompson. 2000. Updates from Washington. Fly Times 24. [freely available]
  6. Gaimari, S.D., & M.E. Irwin. 2000. [0502] Systematics and biogeography of the cycloteline Therevinae (Diptera: Therevidae). Abstracts Book I, 21st International Congress of Entomology, Iguassu Falls, Brazil, p. 127.
  7. Fisher, E.M., & S.D. Gaimari. 2002. Simplified digital photography for museum studies. Abstracts, 5th International Congress of Dipterology, Brisbane, Australia, p. 68.
  8. Gaimari, S.D. 2002. Aiming for a phylogenetic classification of the Lauxanioidea. Abstracts, 5th International Congress of Dipterology, Brisbane, Australia, pp 76-77.
  9. Gaimari, S.D. 2006. One less acalyptrate family? The status of Eurychoromyiidae. Abstracts, 6th International Congress of Dipterology, Fukuoka, Japan, pp 80-81.
  10. Gaimari, S.D., & M.S. Anderson. 2006. Raman-atomic force microscopy revealing nanometer-scale morphology and spectro-chemistry of the ommatidial surfaces of Dipteran compound eyes. Abstracts, 6th International Congress of Dipterology, Fukuoka, Japan, pp 82-83.
  11. Gaimari, S.D. 2008. Introductory note from the Editor & An Ode to Minettia flaveola. Fly Times 40: 2.
  12. Orozco, D., & S.D. Gaimari. 2008. HMDS (hexamethyldisilizane) Protocol.
  13. Gaimari, S.D. 2009. Owen Lonsdale – new Collections Manager at the CNC. Fly Times 43: 22.
  14. Gaimari, S.D. 2009. Request for material of adelgid-feeding Chamaemyiidae. Fly Times 42: 25-26.
  15. Hauser, M., S. Gaimari & M. Damus. 2009. Drosophila suzukii new to North America. Fly Times 43: 12-15.
  16. Gaimari, S. 2010. Announcing the retirement of Laszlo Papp. Fly Times 45: 10.
  17. Gaimari, S.D. 2010. Second request for material of adelgid-feeding Chamaemyiidae. Fly Times 44: 8.
  18. Gaimari, S., & N. Havill. 2010. Phylogeny of the adelgid-feeding Leucopini (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). Abstracts, 7th International Congress of Dipterology, San Jose, Costa Rica, p 85.
  19. Gaimari, S., & R.M. Miller. 2010. Overview of Afrotropical Lauxanioidea. Abstracts, 7th International Congress of Dipterology, San Jose, Costa Rica, p 86.
  20. Gaimari, S.D., N.P. Havill, J. Klein & A. Caccone. 2010. Phylogeny of the adelgid-feeding Leucopini (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae): Developing tools to enhance adelgid biological control. Pages 155-156, in Onken, B., & R. Reardon (comp.), Fifth Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Eastern United States. USDA Forest Service, Washington DC. 222 pp.
  21. Pape, T., M. Kotrba & S.D. Gaimari. 2010. A Society for all Dipterists!? Fly Times 45: 2-3.
  22. Ülgentürk, S., F. Szentkıralyı, S. Gaimari, N. Uygun, A. Saboori, S. Seven, O. Dursun & S.H. Civelek. 2010. Predators of Marchalina hellenica Genn. (Hemiptera: Marchalinidae) on Turkish pine in Turkey. Book of Abstracts, XII International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies, Chania, Crete, Greece, pp 58-59.
  23. Winterton, S.L., B.M. Wiegmann, S.D. Gaimari, M. Hauser, H.N. Hill, K.C. Holston, M.E. Irwin, C.L. Lambkin, M.A. Metz, D.W. Webb, L. Yang & D.K. Yeates. 2010. Phylogeny of the therevoid clade (Asiloidea: Therevidae, Scenopinidae, Apsilocephalidae, Evocoidae): a really, really big molecular matrix approach. Abstracts, 7th International Congress of Dipterology, San Jose, Costa Rica, p 275.
  24. Gaimari, S.D. 2011. Announcing the publication of Volume 2, Manual of Central American Diptera. Fly Times 46: 22.
  25. Gaimari, S.D. 2011. Request for just a few more Chamaemyiidae! Fly Times 46: 22-24.
  26. Gaimari, S.D. 2012. Book Review: Biology of the Snail-killing Sciomyzidae Flies, by Lloyd V. Knutson & Jean-Claude Vala, 2011, Cambridge University Press. Fly Times 49: 28-30.
  27. Gaimari, S.D. 2012. Our friend and colleague, Donald Wayne Webb, passed away, 12 July 1939 – 5 September 2012. Fly Times 49: 65-67.
  28. Gaimari, S.D. 2013. Rob Cannings Retires, Curator of Entomology, Royal British Columbia Museum, 1980-2012. Fly Times 50: 9-10.
  29. Westcott, R.L., S. Bílý, A.R. Cline, S.D. Gaimari, H. Hespenheide, T.C. MacRae, M.G. Volkovitsh, S.G. Wellso & G. Williams. 2014. In Memoriam: Charles Lawrence Bellamy (1951–2013). The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(1): 1-13.

Manuscripts in Progress

(only including those close to submission; note *large treatises)

  • Gaimari, S.D. A world catalog of the Chamaemyiidae (Diptera: Lauxanioidea).
  • Gaimari, S.D. A world catalog of the Lauxaniidae. I. subfamily Celyphinae (Diptera: Lauxanioidea).
  • Gaimari, S.D. Leucopis scutellata Frey (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae), and descriptions of new species from the Canary Islands.
  • Gaimari, S.D. Notes on Chamaemyiidae (Diptera: Lauxanioidea) with descriptions of four new genera.
  • *Gaimari, S.D. Revision of the New World genus Ozodiceromyia Bigot (Diptera: Therevidae).
  • Gaimari, S.D. Revision of Paraneossos Wheeler (Diptera: Heleomyzidae).
  • Gaimari, S.D. & D. Orozco. The Lauxaniidae (Diptera) of Fiji. I. Genus Prochaetops Bezzi.
  • Gaimari, S.D. & D. Orozco. The Lauxaniidae (Diptera) of Fiji. II. Genus Eucyclosis Bezzi.
  • Gaimari, S.D. & D. Orozco. The Lauxaniidae (Diptera) of Fiji. III. Genus Trypetisoma Malloch.
  • Gaimari, S.D. & D. Orozco. The Lauxaniidae (Diptera) of Fiji. IV. Genus Homoneura, Subgenus Solomonia Malloch.
  • Gaimari, S.D. & S.L. Winterton. A world catalog of the Scenopinidae (Diptera: Asiloidea).
  • Gaimari, S.D. & V.C. Silva. Revision of the Neotropical genus Celypholauxania Hendel (Diptera: Lauxaniidae). Zootaxa.
  • Gaimari, S.D. & W.N. Mathis. Odiniidae (Diptera) from the Delmarva states.
  • Gaimari, S.D. & W.N. Mathis. Odiniidae Hendel (Diptera) of the West Indes.
  • Li., S. & S.D. Gaimari. Notes on 28 species of the genus Ophiomyia from California (Diptera: Agromyzidae).
  • Li, S. & S.D. Gaimari. The Melanagromyza of California, with descriptions of three new species (Diptera: Agromyzidae).
  • Li, S., D. Yang & S.D. Gaimari. Species of the genus Steganopsis de Meijere (Diptera: Lauxaniidae) from China. Zootaxa.
  • *Silva, V.C. & S.D. Gaimari. A conspectus of Neotropical Lauxaniidae.
  • Silva, V.C., S.D. Gaimari & D.A. Grimaldi. The fossil Lauxaniidae (Diptera) from Dominican amber.
  • Tanasijtshuk, V.N. & S.D. Gaimari. Revision of the New World genus Leucopina Malloch (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae).

Lucid Tools and On-Line Database projects in progress

  • Gaimari, S.D. The genera of Lauxanioidea (Diptera) of the world. (Lucid tools)
  • Gaimari, S.D. Catalog, nomenclature, and photographic atlas of primary types for the species of Lauxanioidea (Diptera). (Databases)
  • Hauser, M., & S.D. Gaimari. The fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of California, including potentially invasive exotic species. (Lucid keys)
  • Hauser, M., A.L. Norrbom, & S.D. Gaimari. Interactive key to the species of Campiglossa Rondani (Diptera: Tephritidae). (Lucid keys)
  • Winterton, S.L., S.D. Gaimari, M. Hauser, K.C. Holston. Stiletto flies (Diptera: Therevidae) of the world. [example species page; “browse genera” button is also active; the rest is currently inactive] (Lucid tools, databases)
  • Yeates, D.K. et al. On the Fly [being updated to be worldwide in scope]. (Lucid tools)

Grants, as PI (total, $2,156,197)

  • 20152016, USDA, Farm Bill grant #15-8506-1494-CA, PI (with Co-PI Martin Hauser), $210,028, “Enhancing taxonomic and molecular diagnostics capacity for fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)” [renewal]
  • 2014-2015, USDA, Farm Bill grant #14-8506-1494-CA, PI (with Co-PI Martin Hauser), $135,034, “Enhancing taxonomic and molecular diagnostics capacity for fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)” [renewal]
  • 2013-2014, USDA, Farm Bill grant #13-8506-1494-CA, PI (with Co-PI Martin Hauser), $138,105, “Enhancing taxonomic and molecular diagnostics capacity for fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)” [renewal]
  • 2013, USDA, Specialty Crops Block Grants program, CDFA# SCB10072, PI, $40,000, “Acquisition of stereo and compound microscopy for specialty crop pest and disease identification training”
  • 2012-2013, USDA, Farm Bill grant #12-8506-1494-CA, PI (with Co-PI Martin Hauser), $137,229, “Enhancing taxonomic and molecular diagnostics capacity for fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)” [renewal]
  • 2011-2012, USDA, Farm Bill grant #11-8520-1494-CA, PI (with Co-PI Martin Hauser), $100,000, “Enhancing taxonomic and molecular diagnostics capacity for fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)”
  • 2010-2015, NSF-BRC program DBI#0956327, PI (with Co-PI Chuck Bellamy), $218,054, “Collaborative Research: CalBug, an interactive database using arthropods to examine impacts of climate change and habitat modification” [collaborative proposal with UC Berkeley, UC Davis, California Academy of Science, San Diego Natural History Museum]
  • 2009-2011, USDA, Specialty Crops Block Grants program, CDFA# SCB18488, PI, $277,314, “Acquisition of a Variable-Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope (VPSEM) to enhance diagnostics of pests affecting Specialty Crops”
  • 2009-2011, USDA, Specialty Crops Block Grants program, CDFA# SCB08008, PI, $119,785, “Enhancing identification of agromyzid leaf-miners threatening California’s specialty crops”
  • 2009-2010, USDA, Forest Service grant, Co-PI (PI Adalgisa Caccone), $74,455, “Advancing biological control of the hemlock woolly adelgid: morphological and molecular systematics of adelgid-feeding Leucopini (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) and genetic tools to optimize their release and monitor establishment”
  • 2007-2011, National Science Foundation, Systematic Biology program DEB#0614213, PI (with Co-PI Shaun Winterton), $104,048, “Systematics of the Window Flies (Diptera: Scenopinidae)”
  • 2003-2007, USDA, Specialty Crops program, CDFA#806052, PI, $332,500, “A multi-faceted study of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of economic importance to California”
  • 2000-2005, National Science Foundation, Systematic Biology program DEB#0075206, PI, $235,000, “Systematics of the Lauxanioidea (Insecta: Diptera)”
  • 2000, Research Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, $40,000
  • 1999, CanaColl Foundation, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, $400
  • 1999, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, $29,500
  • 1995, Research and Travel Grant, The Dipterology Fund, McGill University, CN$1000
  • 1994, Research Support Grant, Francis M. and Harlie M. Clark Foundation, School of Life Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, $1250
  • 1994, Travel Assistance Grant, Sigma Xi, University of Illinois Chapter $200
  • 1993-1995, Conference Travel and Special Projects Grants, Graduate College, University of Illinois, Urbana, $825
  • 1992, Carl A. Johansen Scholarship, Washington State Entomological Society, $500
  • 1990-1993, Travel and Research Grants, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, $970

Grants, as Collaborator

  • 2012-2015, NSF-DEB # 1145890, PI Brown, “All Diptera Biodiversity Inventory of a Tropical Mid-Elevation Site”
  • 2011-2015, NSF-ADBC-TCN #1115080, PI Schuh, “Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids: A Model System for the Study of Tri-Trophic Associations”
  • 2010-2012, NSF-DBI-BRC #0956340, PI Yangea, “Collaborative Research: Collaborative Databasing of North American Bee Collections within a Global Informatics Network”
  • 2009, European Commission and Banana Industry Trust, PI Ivie, “St Lucia National Forest Demarcation & Bio-Physical Resource Inventory”
  • 2008-2012, NIH-ICBG Grant #RFA-TW-08-003, PI Potter, “Biodiversity Surveys in Indonesia and Discovery of Health and Energy Solutions”
  • 2006-2010, NSF-BSI #0542864, PI Sharkey, “TIGER: Thailand Inventory Group for Entomological Research”
  • 2005-2009, NSF-BSI #0445413, PI Arias, “A Survey of Terrestrial Arthropoda in Chilean Temperate Forests”
  • 2004-2009, NSF-AToL, #0334948, PI Wiegmann, “Building the Dipteran Tree: Cooperative Research in Phylogenetics and Bioinformatics of True Flies (Insecta: Diptera)”
  • 2004-2009, NSF-BSI #0344731, PI Fisher, “Madagascar Ant Biodiversity Initiative (MANDI)”
  • 2004-2009, NSF-RCN #0342279, PI Roderick, “Invasion Biology of Insects-Collections and Approaches”
  • 2004-2007, NSF-BSI #0425790, PI Evenhuis, “Terrestrial arthropod survey - Fiji”
  • 2000-2006, NSF-BSI #0072702, PI Hartshorn, “Arthropod Biodiversity from Rainforest to Cloud Forest, Project ALAS Phase IV”
  • 2000-2006, NSF-PEET #9977958, PI Irwin, “Towards a World Monograph of Therevidae (Insecta: Diptera)”
  • 2000-2004, NSF-BSI #0072713, PI Fisher, “Terrestrial Arthropod Inventory of Madagascar”

Travel - Museums

  • Australia: Australian Museum, Sydney (2002); Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra (2002); Queensland Museum, Brisbane (1995, 2002); University of Queensland Insect Collection, Brisbane (1995, 2002); Western Australian Museum, Perth (2008)
  • Austria: Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien (1996, 2002)
  • Bolivia: Museo de Historia Natural “Noel Kempff Mercado”, Santa Cruz (2000); Colección Boliviana de Fauna, La Paz (2001, 2004)
  • Brazil: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Collection, Belo Horizonte, (1993); Museu de Zoologia de Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba (2000)
  • Canada: Canadian National Collection of Insects, Ottawa (1994, 1999, 2011); University of Guelph Insect Collection, Guelph (1994)
  • China: China Agricultural University Collection, Beijing (2012); Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Zoology, Beijing (2012); Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University Collection, Hangzhou (2012)
  • Costa Rica: La Selva (2003); INBio, Santo Domingo (2000, 2003, 2010)
  • England: Hope Entomological Collection, Oxford (1998); The Natural History Museum, London (1996, 1997, 2002)
  • Fiji: Ministry of Primary Industries, Koronivia Research Station, Nausori, Viti Levu (2006)
  • France: Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (1996, 2002)
  • Guatemala: Universidade del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City (1997)
  • Hungary: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest(2002)
  • Japan: National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba (2006); Osaka Museum of Natural History, Osaka (2006)
  • Russia: Zoological Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg (1996)
  • United States: Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (1994); American Museum of Natural History, New York (1994, 2000, 2001); Bishop Museum, Honolulu (2004); Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis (1994, 2001-present local); California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco (1994, 2000, 2001-present local); Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh (1994); Cornell University Insect Collection, Ithaca (1994); Essig Museum of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley (1994, 2001-present local); Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (1996, 1997, 1998, 2008); Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville (2002); Illinois Natural History Survey, Urbana (1993-1998 in residence, 1999); L.A. County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles (1994, 2001, 2002); Louisville University Insect Collection, Louisville (1996); M.T. James Entomological Collection, Washington State University, Pullman (1990-1993 in residence); Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge (1994); North Carolina State University Insect Collection, Raleigh (1997); Ohio State University Museum of Biodiversity, Columbus (1994); Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara (2000); National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC (1994, 1998, 1999-2001 in residence, 2006, 2007, 2008); University of California, Riverside, Teaching and Research Collection (1994); W.F. Barr Entomological Museum, University of Idaho, Moscow (1990-1993 local)
  • Vietnam: Vietnamese Academy of Sciences, Hanoi (2012)

Field Collecting Expeditions for Diptera

  • Australia: Queensland (1995, 2013), New South Wales (1995, 2002), Western Australia (2008)
  • Brazil: Minas Gerais (1993: 4 months), Rio de Janeiro (1993); Paraná (2000)
  • Bolivia (2000, 2001, 2004)
  • China: Zhejiang Province (2012)
  • Costa Rica (2000, 2003, 2013)
  • Fiji (2006)
  • Ghana (2014)
  • Guatemala (1997)
  • Madagascar (2014)
  • Malaysia: Sabah (Borneo) (2011, 2013)
  • Saint Lucia (2009)
  • South Africa: Cape Province (1996)
  • United States: Arizona (1995, 2007, 2010); California (2001-present in residence): San Gabriel Mountains (1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2011); Colorado (1996, 2011); Florida (1992, 2000, 2002); Idaho (1990-1993 in residence); Illinois (1993-1998 in residence); Nebraska: North Platte River basin (1992, 1993, 1994, 2007); New Hampshire (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007); New Mexico (1995, 1996, 2007, 2010, 2011); North Carolina (1997): Great Smokey Mountains, ATBI (1999); Oregon (1990, 1991, 1992); Tennessee (1999); Texas (1995); Utah (2011); Virginia (1999-2001 in residence); Washington (1990-1993 in residence)
  • Vietnam (2012)

Participation in Scientific Meetings

  • International Congresses of Dipterology [1994 (3rd – Guelph, Ontario, Canada), 1998 (4th – Oxford, UK), 2002 (5th – Brisbane, Australia), 2006 (6th – Fukuoka, Japan), 2010 (7th – San Jose, Costa Rica)]
  • International Congresses of Entomology [2000 (21st – Iguassu Falls, Brazil)]
  • International Cooperative Biodiversity Group, Indonesia, Advisory Board and Project meetings [2011, 2013(Davis, California)]
  • Entomological Collections Network, Annual meetings [1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011]
  • Entomological Society of America, Annual meetings [1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007]
  • American Association of Zoological Nomenclature, Annual meeting [2013, 2014]
  • National Plant Diagnostics Network [2007 (Orlando, Florida), 2009 (Miami, Florida), 2011 (Berkeley, California]
  • Western Plant Diagnostic Network, annual meeting [2004 (Davis, California), 2007 (Chandler, Arizona)]
  • National Science Foundation – PEET meeting [1998 (2nd – Woods Hole, Massachusetts), 2000 (3rd – Washington, DC), 2007 (6th – Athens, Georgia)]
  • Meeting on Identification Tools for Tephritid Fruit Fly Pests [2012 (1st – USDA-CPHST, Mission, TX)]
  • Exotic Fruit Fly Research Symposium [2001 (6th – Tampa, Florida), 2005 (8th – Riverside, California)]
  • Diptera Synthesis meeting, Biodiversity Synthesis Center (BioSynC), Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) [2008 (Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois)]
  • Diptera Taxonomic Working Group meeting, INBio, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica [2000]
  • Symposium on Diptera, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil [2000]
  • Mexican Fruit Fly Science Advisory Panel, Valley Center, California [2003]
  • North American Dipterists’ Society, field meeting [1999 (Great Smoky Mountains), 2009 (northern California)]
  • Therevidae/PEET annual meetings, Urbana, Illinois [1996, 1997, 1998, 1999]
  • Washington State Entomological Society, annual meetings, Washington [1990, 1991, 1992, 1993]
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Annual Systematics Symposium, St. Louis [1998 (45th)]
  • National Academy of Sciences' Sackler Colloquium, In the Light of Evolution II: Biodiversity and Extinction [2007]
  • Willi Hennig Society, meeting [1995 (14th – College Station, Texas)]
  • Entomological Society of Washington, monthly meetings [1998-2001]
  • Pacific Coast Entomological Society, monthly meetings [2001-present]

Invited Presentations (chronological)

  • 1993, Life history and morphology of immature stages in Leucopis (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). [Departamento de Biologia Geral, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil]
  • 1995, Another look at the phylogeny of the Chamaemyiidae (Diptera). [ESA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV]
  • 1997, Using cladistic methodology for phylogeny estimation and zoological classification, using an example from the Diptera (Insecta). [Department of Quantitative Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana]
  • 1998, Importance of collections and specimen level databases for dipterological research. (authors: S.D. Gaimari, M.E. Irwin, & G.E. Kampmeier). [4th International Congress of Dipterology, Oxford, England]
  • 1999, Systematic relationships among cycloteline stiletto flies (Diptera: Therevidae), and the underlying biogeographical history. [Department of Entomology seminar series, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC]
  • 2000, Stiletto flies: On the cutting edge of Dipteran biosystematics. [job interview seminar, Department of Entomology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA]
  • 2000, Stiletto flies: On the cutting edge of Dipteran biosystematics. [job interview seminar, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY]
  • 2000, Aiming for a phylogenetic classification of the Lauxanioidea (Acalyptratae). [Symposium on Diptera, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil]
  • 2000, Stiletto flies: On the cutting edge of Dipteran biosystematics. [job interview seminar, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, CA]
  • 2001, Searching for the elusive broad-headed fly, Eurychoromyia mallea (Diptera: Eurychoromyiidae). [Entomological Society of Washington seminar series, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC]
  • 2002, Simplified digital photography for museum work. (authors: E.M. Fisher & S.D. Gaimari) [5th International Congress of Dipterology, Brisbane, Australia]
  • 2003, The enigmatic Lauxanioidea (Diptera). [Department of Entomology seminar series, University of California, Davis, CA]
  • 2004, An enigmatic group of acalyptrate Diptera. [Northern California Entomological Club meeting, Davis, CA]
  • 2005, Evolutionary relationships of the enigmatic superfamily Lauxanioidea (Insecta: Diptera). [CDFA-PPD seminar series, Sacramento, CA]
  • 2006, Dipterology in an island paradise: Trekking through Fiji looking for lauxaniid flies. [CDFA-PPD seminar series, Sacramento, CA]
  • 2006, One less acalyptrate family? The status of Eurychoromyiidae. [6th International Congress of Dipterology (Symposium on Taxonomy), Fukuoka, Japan]
  • 2006, Raman-atomic force microscopy revealing nanometer-scale morphology and spectro-chemistry of the ommatidial surfaces of Dipteran compound eyes (authors: S.D. Gaimari & M.S. Anderson). [6th International Congress of Dipterology, Fukuoka, Japan]
  • 2007, Minettia flaveola and it's kin. [ESA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA]
  • 2007, One less acalyptrate family? The status of Eurychoromyiidae. [Dept. Entomology Seminar Series, Univ. California, Davis, CA]
  • 2007, The PEET program, or How did I get here? [6th National Science Foundation PEET meeting (Symposium: Where are they now?), Athens, GA]
  • 2007, The Wonderful World of Lauxanioidea (Insecta: Diptera), or Minettia flaveola and it's kin. [CDFA-PPD seminar series, Sacramento, CA]
  • 2007, The Wonderful World of Lauxanioidea (Insecta: Diptera), or Minettia flaveola and it's kin. [Presidential Address, Pacific Coast Entomological Society, San Francisco, CA]
  • 2009, A dipterist's trek through Western Australia. [CDFA-PPD seminar series, Sacramento, CA]
  • 2009, A dipterist's trek through Western Australia. [Northern California Entomological Society, Sacramento, CA]
  • 2009, Taxonomic identification and its relationship to systematic research: A few comments on the applied side of things. [Bay Area Biosystematists, Berkeley, CA]
  • 2010, An overview of Afrotropical Lauxanioidea. (authors: S.D. Gaimari & R.M. Miller) [7th International Congress of Dipterology (Symposium: Advances in Afrotropical Dipterology), San Jose, Costa Rica]
  • 2011, Review of Pest Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae, Drosophilidae) Detected in California from 2005 to Present (authors: M. Hauser & S.D. Gaimari) [Colloquium on Plant Pests of Regulatory Significance, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL]
  • 2012, Fruit Fly Programs in California (authors: S. Gaimari, M. Hauser, K. Hoffman, P. Kerr & J. Leathers). [1st Meeting on Identification Tools for Tephritid Fruit Fly Pests, USDA-CPHST, Mission, TX]
  • 2012, Molecular phylogeny of Anastrepha (authors: P.H. Kerr, A.L. Norrbom, S.D. Gaimari, P.W. Woods & C. Korytkowski) [1st Meeting on Identification Tools for Tephritid Fruit Fly Pests, USDA-CPHST, Mission, TX]
  • 2012, The Wonderful World of Lauxanioid Flies (Insecta: Diptera), and the Solution to a 100 year old Mystery. [Omicron Theta Epsilon Seminar Series, California State University, Chico, CA]
  • 2012, Solution to a 100 year old Mystery. [China Agricultural University, Beijing, China]
  • 2012, South East Asia – A fly’s perspective (authors: M. Hauser & S.D. Gaimari) [CDFA-PPD seminar series, Sacramento, CA]
  • 2013, The Continuing Saga of Flies in Southeast Asia (authors: S.D. Gaimari & M. Hauser) [CDFA-PPD seminar series, Sacramento, CA]

Professional Presentations (chronological)

  • 1989, Feeding strategies of the Bermudan sea cucumber, Isostichopus badionotus (Selenka) (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida). [Department of Biology, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts]
  • 1990, Historical use of Chamaemyiidae (Diptera) for biological control of sternorrhynchus homopterans. [Department of Entomology, University of Idaho, Moscow]
  • 1991, Life history studies of Leucopis spp. (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) attacking Russian wheat aphid in Washington. [ESA Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, section A, Student Competition]
  • 1991, Silver flies (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) in biological control of homopterous pests. [Washington State Entomological Society Annual Meeting, Pullman]
  • 1992, An overview of predation in the Diptera. [Washington State Entomological Society Annual Meeting, Puyallup]
  • 1992, Interactions between dipterous predators and their prey. [Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman]
  • 1992, Morphology of the immature stages of Leucopis spp. (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). [ESA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, section A, Student Competition]
  • 1992, The manzanita leafgall aphid, Tamalia coweni (Cockerell) (Homoptera: Aphididae), and its association with the predator Leucopis sp. (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). (authors: S.D. Gaimari & M.A. Valenti). [Washington State Entomological Society Annual Meeting, Puyallup]
  • 1993, Life history and morphology of the immature stages of Leucopis species (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) attacking Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia. [Department Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman]
  • 1993, Nesting of Ammophila gracilis Lepeletier, 1845 (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) in Brazil. (authors: S.D. Gaimari & R.P. Martins). [ESA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, section Cd, Student Competition]
  • 1994, Atomic force microscopy of insect surface structures. (co-author M.A. Anderson). [ESA Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, section A student competition]
  • 1994, Morphology of the immature stages in the genus Leucopis (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). [3rd International Congress of Dipterology, Guelph, Ontario, Canada]
  • 1994, Should genetically engineered natural enemies be regulated in a manner different than other nonindigenous natural enemies? - Con position. [ESA Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, Student Debate]
  • 1996, The genus Ozodiceromyia Bigot and its relatives (Diptera: Therevidae). [1st NSF/PEET Therevidae working group annual meeting, University of Illinois, Urbana]
  • 1997, Phylogenetic and biogeographic history of the cycloteline Therevinae. [2nd NSF/PEET Therevidae working group annual meeting, University of Illinois, Urbana]
  • 1998, Phylogenetics and biogeography of a Laurasian group of Therevidae (Diptera). [exit seminar, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana]
  • 1998, Systematics and biogeography of the cycloteline Therevinae (Diptera: Therevidae). (authors: S.D. Gaimari & M.E. Irwin; poster). [2nd NSF/PEET Annual Meeting, Woods Hole, MA]
  • 1998, Systematics and biogeography of the cycloteline Therevinae (Diptera: Therevidae). (authors: S.D. Gaimari & M.E. Irwin; poster). [4th International Congress of Dipterology, Oxford, England]
  • 1998, Systematic studies by the therevid NSF/PEET group. (authors: S.D. Gaimari, K.C. Holston, M.E. Irwin, G.E. Kampmeier, M.A. Metz, & S.L. Winterton; poster). [2nd NSF/PEET Annual Meeting, Woods Hole, MA]
  • 1998, Update on the status of cycloteline therevids. [3rd NSF/PEET Therevidae working group annual meeting, University of Illinois, Urbana]
  • 2000, Systematics and biogeography of the cycloteline Therevinae (Diptera: Therevidae). (authors: S.D. Gaimari & M.E. Irwin; poster). [21st International Congress of Entomology, Iguassu Falls, Brazil]
  • 2002, Aiming for a phylogenetic classification of the Lauxanioidea (Acalyptratae). [5th International Congress of Dipterology, Brisbane, Australia]
  • 2005, Neoleucopis kartliana, the major natural enemy of Marchalina hellenica: Morphology-Biology (authors: P.G. Milonas, C. Souliotis, & S.D. Gaimari; poster). [11th Panhellenic Entomological Congress, Plastira Lake, Greece]
  • 2006, Raman-atomic force microscopy revealing nanometer-scale morphology and spectro-chemistry of the ommatidial surfaces of Dipteran compound eyes (authors: S.D. Gaimari & M.S. Anderson; poster). [6th International Congress of Dipterology, Fukuoka, Japan]
  • 2007, California State Collection of Arthropods (CSCA). (authors: P.H. Kerr, C.L. Bellamy, & S.D Gaimari) [Entomological Collections Network Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA]
  • 2007, The value of connecting with the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) to taxonomic collections and specialists. (authors: A.C. Hodges & S.D Gaimari) [Entomological Collections Network Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA]
  • 2008, Molecular Phylogeny of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae). (authors: P.H. Kerr, A.L. Norrbom, S.D. Gaimari, P.W. Woods & C. Korytkowski; poster) [4th International Meeting on Taxonomy and Natural History of Tephritoidea. Knoxville, TN]
  • 2009, Review of pest flies (Diptera: Tephritidae, Drosophilidae) detected in California from 2004 to present. (authors: C. Estep, S. Gaimari, M. Hauser, K. Hoffman, P. Kerr & J. Leathers) [National Plant Diagnostics Network Annual Meeting, Miami, FL]
  • 2010, Phylogeny of the adelgid-feeding Leucopini (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). (authors: S.D. Gaimari & N.P. Havill; poster) [7th International Congress of Dipterology, San Jose, Costa Rica]
  • 2010, Phylogeny of the adelgid-feeding Leucopini (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae). (authors: S.D. Gaimari, N.P. Havill, Joanne Klein & Adalgisa Caccone; poster) [5th Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Symposium, Asheville, NC]
  • 2010, Predators of Marchalina hellenica Genn. (Hemiptera: Marchalinidae) on Turkish pine in Turkey. (authors: S. Ülgentürk, F. Szentkıralyı, S. Gaimari, N. Uygun, A. Saboori, S. Seven, O. Dursun & S.H. Civelek) [poster, 12th International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies, Chania, Crete, Greece]
  • 2011, Enhancing identification of the genus Melanagromyza from California (Diptera: Agromyzidae) (authors: L. Shi & S.D. Gaimari) [ESA Annual Meeting, Reno, NV]
  • 2014, Leucopis spp. (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) predators of hemlock woolly adelgid in the Pacific Northwest: Potential biological control agents in the eastern US (authors: D.W. Ross, G.R. Kohler, S.M. Grubin, S.D. Gaimari, N. Havill &K.F. Wallin) [poster, ESA Annual Meeting, Portland, OR]
  • 2015, Genetic Diversity of Bactrocera dorsalis Captures in California. (authors: Lisa Ledezma, Stephen Gaimari, David W. Bartels & Norman Barr) [poster, 69th Annual Meeting of the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society, Weslaco, TX]

Academic Advisors

  • Wayne N. Mathis (postdoc, Smithsonian Institution)
  • Michael E. Irwin (Ph.D., University of Illinois)
  • William J. Turner (M.S., Washington State University)
  • Todd P. Livdahl (B.A., Clark University)

Academic Advisees/Committees

  • Chris Borkent (current postdoc; joint CDFA/ Sequoia Foundation)
  • Scott Brooks (Ph.D., external thesis reviewer; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Danielle DuCharme (M.S.; University of California, Davis)
  • Nate Hardy (Ph.D.; University of California, Davis)
  • Kyle Harris (Intern; Met Sacramento High School)
  • Martin Hauser (postdoc; joint CDFA/ University of California, Davis)
  • Peter Kerr (postdoc; joint CDFA/ University of California, Davis)
  • Owen Lonsdale (postdoc; joint CDFA/ University of California, Davis)
  • Li Shi (postdoc; joint CDFA/ University of California, Davis)
  • Cory Unruh (Ph.D.; University of California, Davis)

Professional Collaborations

  • Lynn S. Adler (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg)
  • Mark S. Anderson (Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Cal-Tech, Pasadena, CA)
  • Elizabeth T. Arias (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Norman Barr (USDA-APHIS, Edinburg, TX)
  • Michael J. Brewer (Michigan State University, East Lansing)
  • Adalgisa Caccone (Yale University, New Haven, CT)
  • Kateřina Dvořáková (Tři Sekery, Czech Republic)
  • Neal E. Evenhuis (Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI)
  • Brian Fisher (California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco)
  • Eric M. Fisher (CDFA, Sacramento)
  • Bruno Fréchette (Université du Québec, Montréal, Canada)
  • Caixa Gao (China Agricultural University, Beijing)
  • Rosemary Gillispie (University of California, Berkeley)
  • David A. Grimaldi (American Museum of Natural History, NY)
  • Patrick Grootaert (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Sarah M. Grubin (Oregon State University, Corvallis)
  • Martin Hauser (CDFA, Sacramento)
  • Nathan P. Havill (USDA Forest Service, Hamden, CT)
  • Kevin C. Holston (Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm)
  • Michael E. Irwin (University of Illinois, Urbana)
  • Michael A. Ivie (Montana State University, Bozeman)
  • Matthew E. Kaiser (Michigan State University, East Lansing)
  • Mehmet Bora Kaydan (Yüzüncü Yil Universty, Van, Turkey)
  • Peter Kerr (CDFA, Sacramento)
  • Lynn S. Kimsey (University of California, Davis)
  • Glenn R. Kohler (Oregon State University, Corvallis)
  • Christine L. Lambkin (CSIRO, Canberra, Australia)
  • Eric Lucas (Université du Québec, Montréal, Canada)
  • Rogério P. Martins (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil)
  • Wayne N. Mathis (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC)
  • Bernhard Merz (Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Raymond Miller (University of KwazuNatal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)
  • Panagiotis Milonas (Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Kifissia, Greece)
  • Mikhail B. Mostovski (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)
  • Takuji Noma (Michigan State University, East Lansing)
  • Allen L. Norrbom (Systematic Entomology Lab, USDA-ARS, Washington, DC)
  • Dominique Orozco (CDFA, Sacramento)
  • Mark Pollet (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Alfio Raspi (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • George Roderick, (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Darrel W. Ross (Oregon State University, Corvallis)
  • Wolfgang Schacht (Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Munich, Germany)
  • Sonja J. Scheffer (USDA-ARS-SEL, Beltsville, MD)
  • Randall T. Schuh (American Museum of Natural History, New York)
  • Li Shi (Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, China)
  • Vera C. Silva (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Assis, SP, Brazil)
  • Jeffrey H. Skevington (Canadian National Collection, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • Vitali N. Tanasijtshuk (Zoological Institute, Russian Acad. Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia)
  • F. Christian Thompson (Systematic Entomology Lab, USDA-ARS, Washington, DC)
  • William J. Turner (Washington State University, Pullman)
  • Diane Ullman (University of California, Davis)
  • Michael A. Valenti (Delaware Department of Agriculture, Dover)
  • Donald W. Webb (Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign)
  • Brian M. Wiegmann (North Carolina State University, Raleigh)
  • Shaun L. Winterton (CDFA, Sacramento)
  • Ding Yang (China Agricultural University, Beijing, China)
  • David K. Yeates (CSIRO, Canberra, Australia)

Professional and Public Service

Manuscript reviewer

  • Acta Amazonica
  • African Entomology
  • African Invertebrates
  • African Journal of Agricultural Research
  • Annales Zoologici
  • Annals of the Entomological Society of America
  • Aquatic Insects
  • Australian Journal of Entomology
  • Biological Control
  • Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana
  • Bulletin of Insectology
  • Bulletin of the U.S. Geological Survey
  • The Canadian Entomologist
  • Contributions in Science (Natural History Museum of LA County)
  • CRC Press (book proposal review)
  • Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift
  • Dipteron, Zeitschrift für Dipterologie
  • Encyclopedia of Insects (book)
  • Entomologica Americana
  • Entomologica Fennica
  • Entomological News
  • Environmental Entomology
  • European Journal of Entomology
  • Florida Entomologist
  • Great Lakes Entomologist
  • Insect Systematics & Evolution
  • Insects of Micronesia
  • Invertebrate Systematics
  • Israel Journal of Entomology
  • Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology
  • Journal of Economic Entomology
  • Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
  • Journal of Systematic Paleontology
  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
  • Neotropical Entomology
  • Organisms Diversity and Evolution
  • The Pan-Pacific Entomologist
  • Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia
  • Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
  • Records of the Australian Museum
  • Revue Suisse de Zoologie
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
  • Studia Dipterologica
  • Systematic Entomology
  • Tidjshrift voor Entomologie
  • Vestnik Zoologii
  • Zookeys
  • Zootaxa

Beta tester

  • WINCLADA; programmer Kevin C. Nixon, Cornell Univ. (Windows CLADOS/DADA)

Consultant

  • MANDALA; programmer Gail Kampmeier, Illinois Natural History Survey (a series of relational databases for integrating specimen, nomenclatural, and literature based data)
  • 1996, Pjotr Oosterbroek, Instituut voor Systematiek en Populatiebiologie, Amsterdam, regarding Chamaemyiidae of Indonesia and New Guinea for “The families of Diptera of the Malay Archipelago” in Fauna Malesiana Handbook 1, 1998
  • 1997, H. Schumann, Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt, regarding Chamaemyiidae for “Checkliste der Dipteren Deutschlands” in Studia Dipterologica-Supplement 2, 1999

Professional Societies

  • American Association for Zoological Nomenclature
  • American Entomological Society
  • Bay Area Biosystematists
  • Entomological Collections Network
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Entomological Society of Washington
  • Linnean Society of London, Fellow (elected 2002)
  • New York Entomological Society
  • North American Dipterists Society
  • Pacific Coast Entomological Society
  • Southern Connection
  • Washington State Entomological Society

Honors and Honor Societies

  • 2002-present, Fellow, Linnean Society of London (elected, 2002)
  • 1994-1995, List of Excellent Teaching Assistants (Univ. Illinois, 2 semesters)
  • 1993, Sigma Xi
  • 1992, Phi Kappa Phi
  • Patronyms
    • Aulacigaster gaimarii Rung & Mathis (Diptera: Aulacigastridae)
    • Dohrniphora gaimarii Brown & Kung (Diptera: Phoridae)
    • Helgreelia gaimarii Filho, Esposito & Santos (Diptera: Odiniidae)
    • Laxotela gaimarii Winterton (Diptera: Therevidae)
    • Leucopis gaimarii Tanasijtshuk (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae)
    • Luzonomyza gaimarii Shi & Yang (Diptera: Lauxaniidae)
    • Sobarocephala gaimarii Lonsdale & Marshall (Diptera: Clusiidae)

Miscellaneous Activities

  • 2002-present, Tours of Plant Pest Diagnostics Center and California State Collection of Arthropods to school classes (K-12, college), government tour groups (county, state, federal), various clientele and the public
  • 2001-present, Presentations on insects to grade school classes (Davis, CA schools, public and private)
  • 1999, 2000, BugFest volunteer (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)
  • 1995-1997, Insect Expo volunteer (University of Illinois [1995, 1997], ESA Annual Meeting [1996])
  • 1994, Presentation (and Bug Hunt) on insects (Washington Early Childhood School, Champaign, IL)
  • 1992, 35th National Insect Photo Salon: 5 slide sequence displayed [ESA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD]
  • 1991, 34th National Insect Photo Salon: slide displayed [ESA Annual Meeting, Reno, NV]