GABRIELA CHAVARRIA

beeetle@sprintmail.com

TITLE:

    Research Associate, Department of Entomology, NHB stop 105, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Isntitution, Washington D.C., 20560, USA.

EDUCATION:

    B.S. Biology, National University of Mexico, Mexico City, 1989.

    M.A., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993.

    Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996.

POSITIONS:

    Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory of Ecology of Social Insects, Ecological Center, National University of Mexico, Mexico City, 1987-1990.

    Biology Teacher, Colegio Oxford, Mexico City, 1988-1989

    Head Teaching Fellow in Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 1991-1995.

    Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Entomology Department, Harvard University, 1992-1996.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

    American Association of University Women; Asociación Mexicana de Entomologia; Association of Women in Science; Cambridge Entomological Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Entomological Society of America; International Society of Hymenopterists; International Union for the Study of Social Insects; Sigma Xi; Willi Hennig Society.

FIELD EXPERIENCE:

    Extensive research and field work in over 30 countries in North, Central, and South America, and Europe; central and northern Kuril Islands, 1996.

PUBLICATIONS:

    Since 1990, six scientific publications on the taxonomy and distribution of bumble bees.

Five publications most relevant to the present project:

  • Chavarria, G. 1994. Phoresy on a Neotropical bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) by Anterophagus (Coleoptera: Cryptophagidae). Psyche, 101(1-2):109-111.

  • Chavarria, G. 1994. First Neotropical mutualistic association in bumble bee nests. Psyche, 101(1-2):113-118.

  • Chavarria, G. 1995. Notes on Bombus pullatus (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and their inquiline Acromyrmex octospinosis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Jour. Kansas Ent. Soc., 17(3):43-60.

  • Chavarria, G., and J. M. Carpenter. 1995. Total evidence and the evolution of highly social bees. Cladistics, 10(3):229-258.

  • Chavarria, G. 1996. Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical bumble bee genus Bombus. Thomas Say Publications, Entomological Society of America.


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