Michael Ivie -- Associate Professor and Curator of Entomology, Ph.D. Systematic Entomology, 1985, The Ohio State University
Office: Room 50A Marsh Lab
Lab: 5 Marsh Lab
Office Phone: 406-994-4610
Lab Phone: 406-994-4943
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My research is centered around understanding the evolution of beetles. My approach involves studies of biodiversity at the level of the lineage and the fauna. My lineage-based work is on the systematics of the Coleoptera, with special emphasis on Bostrichidae, Colydiidae, Zopheridae and Dascillidae, as well as issues of higher classification. My faunistic work continues 30 years of work on the beetles of the West Indies and Northern Rocky Mountains.
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.
Research in insect systematics, biodiversity and faunistics, as well as serving as Curator of the Montana Entomology Collection, the largest museum of biodiversity in Montana. As the PS&PP Representative to the Entomology Masters of Science and Minor Programs Committee, I am responsible (with all other entomology faculty) for assuring the continuing success of entomology undergraduate and graduate education at MSU.
EDUCATION.B.S. 1977. Entomology, University of California - Davis.
M.S. 1981. Entomology, The Ohio State University
Ph.D. 1985. Systematic Entomology, The Ohio State University
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONSEntomological Society of America
Pan-Pacific Entomological Society
Entomological Society of Washington
Royal Entomological Society
RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIESPast-President, Entomological Society of America
Fellow, Royal Entomological Society
Past-President, Coleopterists Society
Curator, Montana Entomology Collection (MTEC)
COURSES TAUGHTENTO 432/BIOO 465 INSECT IDENTIFICATION
ENTO 516 BIOSYSTEMATICS
ENTO 525 Insect Morphology