Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer Thomas

Visitor Services & Collections Assistant
785.864.2234
Dyche Hall
Publications: 

Michael S Engel, Jerome G Rozen, Jr, Paula A Sepúlveda-Cano, Corey Shepard Smith, Jennifer C Thomas, Rodulfo Ospina-Torres, Victor H Gonzalez. 2019.  Nest architecture, immature stages, and ethnoentomology of a new species of Trigonisca from northern Colombia (Hymenoptera: Apidae). American Museum Novitates 3942:  1-33. 

Engel, M.S., A.S. Alqarni, M.A. Shebl, J.C. Thomas. 2019. A new genus of meliturguline bees from Saudi Arabia, with notes on related genera and a key to the Arabian fauna (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 67: 1-23.

Rasmussen, C., J.C. Thomas, & M.S. Engel. 2017. A new genus of Eastern Hemisphere stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with a key to the supraspecific groups of Indomalayan and Australasian Meliponini. American Museum Novitates 3888: 1–33.

Engel, M.S., J.C. Thomas, & A.S. Alqarni. 2017. A new genus of protorhyssaline wasps in Raritan amber (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). ZooKeys 711: 103–111.

Michael S Engel, Diying Huang, Jennifer C Thomas, Chenyang Cai. 2017.  A new genus and species of pygidicranid earwigs from the Upper Cretaceous of southern Asia (Dermaptera: Pygidicranidae). Cretaceous Research 69:  178-183.

Rust, J., Singh, H., Rana, R. S., McCann, T., Singh, L., Anderson, K., Sarkar, N., Nascimbene, P., Stebner, F., Thomas, J.C., Solórzano-Kraemer, M., Williams, C.J., Engel, M.S., Sahni, A., Grimaldi, D. 2010. Biogeographic and evolutionary implications of a diverse paleobiota in amber from the early Eocene of India. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107(43): 18360–18365.

Thomas, J.C. 2009. A preliminary molecular investigation of aleocharine phylogeny (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(2): 189–195.

Williams, P.H., & J.C. Thomas. 2005. A bumblebee new to the New World: Bombus distinguendus (Hymenoptera: Apidae). The Canadian Entomologist 137(2): 158–162.

Education: 

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Lawrence, KS:
B.S. 2003 Organismal Biology (Orley “Chip” Taylor, advisor)
M.A. 2007 Entomology (J. Steve Ashe, Edward O. Wiley, advisors)

Teaching: 

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Lawrence, KS:
Genetics Lab (BIOL 405): 2004, 2006
Human Anatomy Lab (BIOL 241): 2005

Professional Presentations: 

An Introduction to Image Workflows and Associated Digitization Standards at SEMC, October 8, 2014, Leveraging Digitization Practices across Multiple Domains, University of California – Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California. {Invited presentation}

SEMC is back on the World Wide Web – An Introduction to the new Specify 6 Web Portal, November 9th, 2013, Entomological Collections Network, Austin, Texas.

Pre-digitization Curation, April 25, 2013, Workshop for Digitizing Dried Insect Collections, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois.
{Invited presentation}

Entomology specimens develop dissociative identity disorder, November 10, 2012, Entomological Collections Network, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Specify 6 for Entomology Collections, November 12, 2011, Entomological Collections Network, Reno, Nevada.

Major Field Experience: 

EUROPE: Berlin, Germany (Museum für Naturkunde), 2016

NORTH AMERICA: Santa Barbara, California (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History), October, 2014; Austin, Texas, 2013; Gainesville, Florida (University of Florida), 2013; Illinois (FIELD Museum), 2013; Tennessee 2012, Florida (FSCA, McGuire Center, FLMNH), 2012; Nevada 2011; California (LACM), 2010; Illinois (FIELD Museum, INHS), 2009; New York (AMNH), 2009, 2017; Indiana, 2006; Alaska (Anchorage Museum), 2002, 2003; Kansas, 1999–present;

SOUTH AMERICA: Corosha, Peru, 2016

OCEANIA: Aleutian Islands (Adak Is., Rat Is., Attu Is.), 2002–2003.

Professional Societies: 

Entomological Society of America
Entomological Collections Network
Kansas Entomological Society