Gregory Courtney

Professor of Entomology, Iowa State University

My research interests include insect systematics and aquatic entomology, with emphasis on aquatic flies (Diptera); Diptera phylogeny; systematics and ecology of aquatic insects, especially aquatic midges, black flies, and mosquitoes; and stream ecology. I regularly teach courses in Systematic Entomology, Advanced Systematics, and Aquatic Insects.

Experience

  • 2001–2007
    Associate Professor, Iowa State University
  • 1997–2001
    Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
  • 1994–1997
    Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University
  • 1990–1994
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution

Education

  • 1989 
    University of Alberta, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1982 
    Oregon State University, Bachelor of Sciences

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Digitization TCN: InvertNet—an integrative platform for research on environmental change, species discovery and identification
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation
  • 2010
    MIDGEPEET: A Collaborative Effort to Increase Taxonomic Expertise in Understudied Families of Nematocerous Diptera
    Role:
    Co-principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation
  • 2004
    Building the Dipteran Tree: Cooperative Research in Phylogenetics and Bioinformatics of True Flies (Insecta: Diptera).
    Role:
    Co-principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation
  • 2001
    Biodiversity of lotic aquatic insects of northern Thailand
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation

Honours

Research Associate of Smithsonian Institution