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North American Dipterists Society

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North American Dipterists Society

International Congresses of Dipterology

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, and the Midterm Meeting using Zoom on 19 November 2020.

Rudolf Meier, Chair

Rudolf Meier 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

Dan Bickel Department of Entomoloy
Australian Museum
6 College Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2010
AUSTRALIA
E-mail: Dan.Bickel@austmus.gov.au
Interests: Systematics of Dolichopodidae and study of insect inclusions in Cape York amber.

Ashley Kirk-Spriggs, Secretary/Treasurer

Ashley Kirk-Spriggs Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 5BD
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: a.kirk-spriggs@nhm.ac.uk
Interests: Systematics of Afrotropical Diptera (especially Curtonotidae), biogeography, bioinventory.

Dalton Amorim

Dalton Amorim Departamento de Biologia
FFCLRP, Universidade de São Paulo
Av. Bandeirantes 3900
14.040-901 Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo
BRAZIL
E-mail: dsamorim@usp.br
Interests: Lower dipteran taxonomy, homology, morphology, phylogenetic reconstruction, biogeography, Diptera evolution.

Xiaolin Chen

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

Netta Dorchin School of Zoology
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 6997801
ISRAEL
E-mail: ndorchin@tauex.tau.ac.il
Interests: Systematics of Cecidomyiidae.

Stephen Gaimari

Stephen Gaimari Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
California Department of Food & Agriculture
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, California 95832-1448
USA
E-mail: sgaimari@dipterists.org
Interests: Systematics and biogeography of Lauxanioidea, Odiniidae, and other Acalyptratae, and Therevidae and other Asiloidea.

Valery Korneyev

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

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

Kazuhiro Masunaga

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

Erica McAlister

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

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

Adrian Plant

Adrian 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

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

Shaun Winterton

Shaun Winterton Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
California Department of Food & Agriculture
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, California 95832-1448
USA
E-mail: wintertonshaun@gmail.com
Interests: Molecular and morphological systematics of Neuroptera and Diptera (lower Brachycera), plant pest diagnostics.