Pronouns She/her
Type of expert Biologist, Scientist
Website https://www.amnh.org/research/invertebrate-zoology/staff/curators/jessica-ware
Expertise Evolution, Entomology
Email address jware@amnh.org
Primary phone number 7327897264
Skype username Jessicaware
Twitter @Jessicalwarelab
Language English
Time zone -5 GMT
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Country United States
Notes essica Ware is an assistant curator in invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Ware’s research focuses on the evolution of behavioral and physiological adaptations in insects, with an emphasis on how these occur in Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) and Dictyoptera (termites, cockroaches and mantises). Her research group focuses on phylogenetics/phylogenomics and uses these tools to inform their work on reproductive, social and flight behaviors in insects. Jessica holds a BSc from the University of British Columbia in Canada, and a PhD from Rutgers, New Brunswick. She was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at the AMNH 2008-2010, before being hired at Rutgers Newark where she was an associate professor of evolutionary biology. She is the current president of the Worldwide Dragonfly Association, and serves as an elected board member on the executive committee of the Entomological Society of America Governing Board. She was recently awarded a PECASE medal from the US government for her work on insect evolution.
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