BIOGRAPHY

 

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 a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Odonatology, Organisms Diversity and Evolution, and the Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change. She is a member of the World Dragonfly Association, Dragonfly Society of the Americas, and the Entomological Society of America.



Department of Biology, Rutgers University, 195 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102, USA,

Office: +1 (973) 353 5347,

Fax: +1 (973) 353 5518,

E-mail: jware@amnh.org, jware42@andromeda.rutgers.edu

website: http://research.amnh.org/iz/staff/dr-jessica-ware,

skype: jessicaware




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) 


Appointments

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, Newark





Synergistic Activities


1. Symposia organized


Jessica Thomas, Jessica Ware. January 8, 2010. Northeastern Symposium on Evolutionary Divergence Time. Rutgers University, NJ, USA. Attendance: 17 invited speakers, 70 attendees; http://nsedt.rutgers.edu;


Jessica Ware, Jessica Thomas and Akito Kawahara, December 12-15, 2010. When Entomologists Date, Section Symposium at the National Entomological Society of America Meeting, San Diego, California, 2010.


Seth Bybee, Jessica Ware. November 12-15, 2011. An overlooked insect group: Odonata. Section Symposium at the National Entomological Society of America Meeting, Reno, NV, 2011.



2. Editorial Boards:


International Journal of Odonatology (2010-Present); Organisms, Diversity and Evolution (2009-Present), Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change (2010-Present)


  1. 3.Reviewer for Systematic Entomology, International Journal of Odonatology, Cladistics, Zootaxa, Royal Biological Linnean Society, Journal of Insect Science, Geobios, Entomologica Americana, Organismal Diversity and Evolution, Southeastern Naturalist (Guest Editorship)





Thesis Advisor and Postgraduate-Scholar Sponsor:

Dominic Evangelista (primary Ph.D. advisor, Rutgers University, Biology)

Melissa Sanchez (primary Ph.D. advisor, Rutgers University, Biology)

Will Kuhn (primary Ph.D. advisor, Rutgers University, Biology)

Jayshree Patel (primary Ph.D. advisor, Rutgers University, Biology)

Manpreet Kaur Kohli (primary M.Sc. advisor, Rutgers University, Biology)

Anthony Brusa (committee member,  Ph.D., Rutgers University, Biology)