Matthew Van Dam



Research Description

I am interested in the biogeography of dune endemic insects in desert regions of North America. I hope to use comparative phylogeographic methods to understand the relationships of these areas. My focal taxa include the giant flower-loving flies Rhaphiomidas (Mydidae), sand-treader crickets Macrobaenetes/Ammobaenetes and sand dune weevils Trigonoscuta. I also have a keen interest in the biogeography of Mexico. Check out my website for more on what I am currently up to.

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Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
UC Berkeley
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720