KU research scientist Andrew Short studies the diversity, biology and evolutionary history of aquatic beetles for Entomology at the KU Biodiversity Institute. Andrew is in Venezuela, where he is collaborating with other entomologists to survey and study aquatic insects and assess water quality around the country. He will be in Venezuela until the end of January, when he will return to the laboratory. You can follow Andrew’s blog entries from Venezuela here at Field Notes.
The Biodiversity Institute is home to about 60 graduate students and 30 research scientists and curators. They participate in field expeditions to all seven continents and represent areas such as entomology, ornithology, paleontology, parasitology and herpetology. As the authors of this blog, they share their experiences and adventures in collections-based biological research all over the world.
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