International Congresses of Dipterology

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Current Council Members

The Council is composed of up to 15 dipterists who represent as diverse a group as possible both geographically and by dipterological discipline. Election and duties of Council members are detailed in the Constitution of the International Congresses of Dipterology.

The last meetings of the Council were held during the 9th International Congress of Dipterology in Windhoek, Namibia, 25–30 November 2018. The next meeting of the Council will take place during the XXVI International Congress of Entomology, to be held in Helsinki, Finland, 19–24 July 2020.


Rudolf Meier, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
14 Science Drive 4
Singapore, 117543, SINGAPORE
E-mail: dbsmr@nus.edu.sg
Interests: Evolutionary biology, numerical phylogenetics, quantitative biodiversity research, Diptera systematics.
Daniel Bickel, Vice Chair
Entomology, Australian Museum
6 College Street
Sydney, NSW 2010
AUSTRALIA
E-mail: Dan.Bickel@austmus.gov.au
Interests: Systematics of Dolichopodidae and study of insect inclusions in Cape York amber.
Ashley H. Kirk-Spriggs, Secretary/Treasurer
Entomology, National Museum
P.O. Box 266
Bloemfontein 9300
SOUTH AFRICA
E-mail: ashley.kirk-spriggs@nasmus.co.za
Interests: Systematics of Afrotropical Diptera (especially Curtonotidae), biogeography, bioinventory.
Dalton de Souza Amorim
Departamento de Biologia
FFCLRP, Universidade de São Paulo
Av. Bandeirantes 3900
14.040-901 Ribeirão Preto, SP
BRAZIL
E-mail: dsamorim@usp.br
Interests: Lower dipteran taxonomy, homology, morphology, phylogenetic reconstruction, biogeography, Diptera evolution.
Xiaolin Chen
Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution
Institute of Zoology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100101, CHINA
E-mail: xlchen@ioz.ac.cn
Interests: Taxonomy and Systematics of Diptera (particularly Tephritidae, Platystomatidae, Ulidiidae and Agromyzidae); insect image automatic recognition.
Netta Dorchin
School of Zoology
Curator of Entomology
The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978
ISRAEL
E-mail: ndorchin@tauex.tau.ac.il
Interests: Taxonomy, phylogeny and systematics (Cecidomyiidae), evolution and ecology of gall-inducing insects, weed and insect biocontrol.
Stephen D. Gaimari
Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
California Department of Food & Agriculture
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832-1448, USA
E-mail: sgaimari@cdfa.ca.gov
Interests: Systematics and biogeography of Lauxanioidea, Odiniidae, and other Acalyptratae, and Therevidae and other Asiloidea.

Valery Korneyev
I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Kiev
UKRAINE

E-mail: Valery.korneyev@gmail.com
Interests: Systematics of Pyrgotidae and Ctenostylidae.

Carlos José Einicker Lamas
Museu de Zoologia
Universidade de São Paulo
Avenida Nazaré 481
Ipiranga 04263-000, São Paulo, SP
BRAZIL
E-mail: einicker@usp.br
Interests: Systematics of Bombyliidae and other Diptera.

Kazuhiro Masunaga
Lake Biwa Museum
1091 Oroshimo
Kusatsu
Shiga 525-0001
JAPAN
E-mail: moai@lbm.go.jp
Interests: Systematics and biogeography of Dolichopodidae.

Erica McAlister
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 5BD
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: e.mcalister@nhm.ac.uk
Interests: Curation of Nematocera and Orthorrhaphous Brachycera.

Thomas Pape
Zoological Museum
Entomology Department
Universitetsparken 15 DK-2100
Copenhagen Ø,
DENMARK
E-mail: tpape@snm.ku.dk
Interests:
Systematics (Calyptrate phylogeny, Sarcophagidae, Rhinophoridae, Oestridae), evolution, nomenclature.

Adrian R. Plant
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Mahasarakham University
Kantharawichai District
Maha Sarakham
44150 THAILAND
E-mail: eanddrs@gmail.com
Interests: Systematics and biogeography of Empidoidea.

Jeffrey Skevington
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
960 Carling Avenue, K.W. Neatby Building
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
CANADA
E-mail: jhskevington@gmail.com
Interests: Systematics of Syrphidae, Pipunculidae and Conopidae.

Shaun Winterton
Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
California Department of Food & Agriculture
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832-1448, USA

E-mail: wintertonshaun@gmail.com
Interests: Molecular and morphological systematics of Neuroptera and Diptera (lower Brachycera), plant pest diagnostics.


First published on the Internet in June 2003
Last update: 4 January 2019
J.E. O'Hara