The following students have moved on from our lab and collection.
- Micah Bodine
- Micah Bodine curated the scarab holdings, which were last processed in the mid 1980s by ASUHIC associate William B. Warner. He was among the first students to test our Symbiota-based SCAN database, initially hosted on a local server “Hasbrouck”.
- Martha Camacho
- Martha Camacho tackled the reorganization and integration of a diverse array of old and new holdings of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea), mainly from the Neotropics, and including recent acquisitions of synoptic species sets from the Charles W. O’Brien Collection (Green Valley, AZ). She also sorted, mounted, labelled, and identified numerous drawers worth of specimen material from a 2011 excursion to the Sierra de Bacadéhuchi, Sonora, organized through the Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment program of the Sky Island Alliance. Following her graduation she transferred to Flagstaff, AZ, where she remains associated with the Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Diversity.
- Dustin Daniel
- Dustin Daniel was a student in the Barrett Honors College and conducted a senior honors thesis research project in our lab entitled “An interactive on-line key to the entimine weevil genera of Arizona (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)”. This project was carried out in mx and treated close to 30 Arizonan entimine genera on hand at ASUHIC. See the outcomes here.
- Stephanie Delgado
- Stephanie Delgado was a “veteran” of Quentin Wheeler’s and Aaron Smith’s Insect Biodiversity Lab at ASU, and in her previous research activities she collaborated with Rebecca Dornburg in that lab, and contributed a great amount of field and rearing data, occurrence records, and images to tenebrioniDBase. She also acted Vice President of the Arizona Arthropod Association. In the Hasbrouck Insect Collection she contributed Tenebrionidae records to the SCAN project until her graduation.
- Nicole Henry
- Nicole Henry was also among the first students to test and populate our SCAN database, with a focus on legacy weevil holdings in the Hasbrouck Insect Collection. She compiled a checklist of nearly 500 curculionoid species known to occur in Arizona. After graduating she applied successfully for a graduate program in pharmacy.
- Harry Grissom
- Harry Grissom helped relaunch the collection in in the Fall of 2011 and subsequently conducted a preliminary survey of insect species diversity across several differently preserved and managed sites along the Salt River, ranging from downtown Phoenix to the Tonto National Forest. He also played a large and unique role in two of our Night of the Open Door events.
- Joshua Persson
- Joshua Persson was the long tenured student member of the lab; he started to work with us in December 2011 on pressing tasks of inventorying and rearranging the collection at the ordinal and family level. Having excelled at these, Josh then was mainly responsible for validating SCAN records entered by other collection members, continued to assist in curating the collection, contributed to many outreach activities, and started to pursue his own systematic interests in the hymenopteran superfamily Chalcidoidea and later on in cryptorhynchine weevils. He graduated in the Spring of 2013 and continues to pursue his entomological interests.
- Don Quach
- Don Quach curated the ASUHIC parasitoid Hymenoptera wasps holdings during the Spring of 2012; including challenging identifications of several drawers of unidentified Aprocrita specimens. He was among the first students to volunteer for the collection and also helped with its early-stage physical reorganization and higher-level inventory.
- Stephanie Varelas
- Stephanie Varelas worked closely with collection manager Sangmi Lee on the higher-level reorganization of our extensive moth and butterfly specimen holdings. She graduated in the Spring of 2012.
During the Fall of 2011 the following students contributed – on a voluntary basis – to the revitalization of the Hasbrouck Insect Collection; including a drawer-level inventory of the holdings and removal of chemicals, partial reorganization, and processing of newly acquired specimens for the MABA project: Martha Camacho, Adam Cegla, Dustin Daniel, Stephanie Delgado, Rebecca Dornburg, Ti Eriksson, Harry Grissom, Hanh Han, Gregory Lloyd, Don Quach, Tincy Simon, Mitzi Thelakkaden, and Stephanie Varelas. Thank you again, your work was invaluable and remains appreciated.