In June of 2018, I was invited to participate in a BioBlitz at the Hakai Institute on Calvert Island. From the initial planning […]Read More »
Throughout my career, I have had the chance to study and collect insects in Hawaii, northern California, Argentina, Costa Rica, Thailand, and the Smoky Mountains on the border of Tennessee. I have visited and worked in museums and insect collections in San Francisco, Chicago, Paris, Toronto and Montreal. I especially love the overlap of public outreach, science education and cutting edge collection-based research that takes place at large, publicly-funded museums. In my new home of BC, I am enjoying the wide variety of unique habitats that are close at hand. I look forward to studying the insects that inhabit the shore lines, forests, grasslands, mountain tops and urban spaces of British Columbia.
EducationBSc, University of Guelph; MSc, Iowa State University
BEd, OISE/University of Toronto; PhD, Carleton University
Areas of InterestInsect systematics, especially Diptera (flies)
Evolution and phylogenetics
DNA sequencing and analysis
Ecological interactions, especially parasitoids; taxonomy
Contact Dr. Joel GibsonEmail: email@example.com
An updated and annotated checklist of the thick-headed flies (Diptera: Conopidae) of British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska
Joel. F. Gibson Abstract: The thick-headed flies (Diptera: Conopidae) are rarely observed parasitoids. Confirmed hosts include many species of bees and wasps. Often collected […]Read More »
Identifying North American freshwater invertebrates using DNA barcodes: are existing COI sequence libraries fit for purpose?
Colin J. Curry, Joel F. Gibson, Shadi Shokralla, Mehrdad Hajibabaei, and Donald J. Baird Abstract: We reviewed the availability of cytochrome c oxidase […]Read More »