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Associate Professor of Biology, Rutgers University - Newark

Dr. Jessica Ware is an evolutionary biologist. In her past and current research, she has focused on four main areas: systematics, behaviour, biodiversity and biogeography.

Using molecular and morphological techniques she has used modern phylogenetic analyses to evaluate species, test family monophyly, assess biogeographical distributions in light of divergence time estimates and improve conservation efforts.

She is secretary of the World Dragonfly Association, and past president of the SysEB section of the Entomological Society of America. Jessica is a member of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas, the Society of Systematic Biology, the Entomological Society of America, and the World Dragonfly Association.

Professional Preparation
University of British Columbia: Invertebrate Zoology, Bachelor of Science, 2001
Rutgers University: Entomology, PhD, 2008
American Museum of Natural History: NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Insect Systematics (2008-2010)

AssociateProfessor, Rutgers University, Newark

Editorial Boards
International Journal of Odonatology (2010-Present)
Organisms, Diversity and Evolution (2009-Present)
Odonatologica (2013-Present)
Nature Scientific Reports (2014-Present)
Systematic Entomology (2014-Present)


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    Associate Professor of Biology, Rutgers University Newark