Positions

Overview

  • As an entomologist and curator of the University insect collection, I am broadly interested in biodiversity of all insects. I have maintained my research on the systematics of two beetle groups, the Anthicidae and Pselaphinae (Staphylinidae) in North America, Central America, New Zealand, and Australia, while also carrying on applied biodiversity studies in forest entomology, and aquatic entomology. These studies have focused on documenting changes in the insect fauna of unique or old-growth forest habitats in New England, Costa Rica, and Australia for comparisons of sites that that have been extensively disturbed. Research in aquatic entomology has pursued characterization of the stream faunas and their seasonality in New England.

    Several season-long inventories have been carried out in unique or old-growth areas of New Hampshire, and these insect records have been incorporated into the a database that is accessible at insectcoll.unh.edu. Currently, the collection holds 11,506 species of insects taken in New Hampshire. A course in insect biodiversity (ZOOL 745/845) is used to introduce students to approaches in sampling insect biodiversity, managing the data, and statistics useful for working with alpha and beta biodiversity.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Biodiversity and ecology of the leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) of New HampshireTransactions of the American Entomological Society.  143:773-971. 2017
    2017 Nornalup, a new genus of pselaphine beetle from southwestern Australia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae, Faronitae).ZooKeys.  695:111-121. 2017
    2016 A REVISION OF THE EASTERN NEARCTIC GENUS CUSTOTYCHUS PARK AND WAGNER, 1962 (COLEOPTERA: STAPHYLINIDAE: PSELAPHINAE)Coleopterists Bulletin.  70:217-242. 2016
    2016 Beetles (Coleoptera) of Peru: A Survey of the Families. Anthicidae Latreille, 1824Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society.  89:182-190. 2016
    2015 A revision of the Nearctic species of Brachygluta Thomson, 1859 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae).Zootaxa.  3928:1-91. 2015
    2013 FURTHER NOTES ON THE NEW WORLD PSELAPHINAE (COLEOPTERA: STAPHYLINIDAE) DESCRIBED BY VICTOR MOTSCHULSKYColeopterists Bulletin.  67:321-327. 2013
    2013 The genus Saltisedes (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae): redefinition, synonymic notes, and new species from the Oriental regionCanadian Entomologist.  145:1-11. 2013
    2012 New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada: Pselaphinae.ZooKeys.  186:31-53. 2012
    2011 A taxonomic revision of the New World genus Oropodes Casey (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae).ZooKeys.  147:425-477. 2011
    2010 A NEW SPECIES OF ACTIUM CASEY (STAPHYLINIDAE: PSELAPHINAE) ENDEMIC TO SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIAColeopterists Bulletin.  64:187-191. 2010
    2009 Survey of rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with new records and description of a new species. Part 2ZooKeys.  22:19-33. 2009
    2008 Notes on the cave-associated Pselaphinae (Staphylinidae) of IndianaColeopterists Bulletin.  62:114-119. 2008
    2007 Rove beetles (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae) in yellow birch-dominated stands of southeastern Quebec, Canada: Diversity, abundance, and description of a new speciesCanadian Entomologist.  139:793-833. 2007
    2006 New records of Ripiphoridae (Coleoptera) from the Maritime Provinces of CanadaColeopterists Bulletin.  60:299-303. 2006
    2006 The mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of New Hampshire: Seasonality and diversity of the stream faunaTransactions of the American Entomological Society.  132:25-73. 2006
    2005 Karl Heinz Stephan - 1931-2005 - Obituary and dedicationColeopterists Bulletin.  59:277-283. 2005
    2005 A revision of the new world Cyclodinus Mulsant & Rey (Coleoptera : Anthicidae)Transactions of the American Entomological Society.  131:1-20. 2005
    2004 Nomenclatorial notes, new synonyms, and new species of new world notoxinae (Coleoptera : Anthicidae)Transactions of the American Entomological Society.  130:47-55. 2004
    2004 A new species of the genus Actium (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae : Pselaphinae) from boreal oldgrowth forests of Quebec, CanadaCanadian Entomologist.  136:753-757. 2004
    2001 A new genus of notoxini based on the elegans and schenklingi groups of Mecynotarsus (Coleoptera : anthicidae)Transactions of the American Entomological Society.  127:473-494. 2001
    1999 Publication dates of papers on the Anthicidae (Coleoptera) by the Marquis F. T. de LaFerte-SenectereTransactions of the American Entomological Society.  125:433-439. 1999
    1999 Revision of the North American species of Amblyderus with a checklist of the world species (Coleoptera : Anthicidae)Transactions of the American Entomological Society.  125:269-293. 1999
    1999 New synonymies and combinations for New World Pselaphinae (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae)Transactions of the American Entomological Society.  125:163-183. 1999
    1997 Revision of the genus Malporus Casey (Coleoptera: Anthicidae: Anthicinae)Coleopterists Bulletin.  51:265-275. 1997
    1996 Diversity and seasonality of tropical Pselaphidae and Anthicidae (Coleoptera)PROCEEDINGS OF THE KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN.  99:313-333. 1996
    1994 REVISION OF THE NEARCTIC GENUS PSEUDACTIUM CASEY (COLEOPTERA, PSELAPHIDAE, EUPLECTINAE)Coleopterists Bulletin.  48:171-190. 1994
    1994 NOTES AND RECTIFICATION OF ERRORS CONCERNING THE BRENDEL,EMIL TYPES OF PSELAPHIDAE (COLEOPTERA)Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.  145:47-54. 1994
    1993 IDENTITY AND BIOLOGICAL NOTES ON ACTIZONA-TRIFOVEATA (PARK) (COLEOPTERA, PSELAPHIDAE)Coleopterists Bulletin.  47:289-290. 1993
    1992 DIVERSITY AND SEASONALITY OF LEIODID BEETLES (COLEOPTERA, LEIODIDAE) IN AN OLD-GROWTH AND A 40-YEAR-OLD FOREST IN NEW-HAMPSHIREEnvironmental Entomology.  21:1283-1293. 1992
    1992 NEW RECORDS OF ECTOBIUS-LAPPONICUS IN NORTH-AMERICA (DICTYOPTERA, BLATTELLIDAE)Entomological News.  103:139-141. 1992
    1992 NOTES ON BRIARAXIS-DEPRESSA (COLEOPTERA, PSELAPHIDAE)Entomological News.  103:15-18. 1992
    1991 COMPARISON OF SOME SLIME-MOLD AND FUNGUS FEEDING BEETLES (COLEOPTERA, EUCINETOIDEA, CUCUJOIDEA) IN AN OLD-GROWTH AND 40-YEAR-OLD FOREST IN NEW-HAMPSHIREColeopterists Bulletin.  45:239-256. 1991
    1989 SYNONYMIES AND NOTES ON THE REICHENBACHIA OF EASTERN NORTH-AMERICA (COLEOPTERA, PSELAPHIDAE)Coleopterists Bulletin.  43:379-389. 1989
    1989 THE PSELAPHIDAE (COLEOPTERA) OF LATIMER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, WITH REVISIONS OF 4 GENERA FROM EASTERN NORTH-AMERICA .1. FARONINAE AND EUPLECTINAETransactions of the American Entomological Society.  115:503-529. 1989
    1988 NEW BARROJUBA WITH A REVISED KEY TO SPECIES (COLEOPTERA, PSELAPHIDAE)Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  64:371-380. 1988
    1988 A CLADISTIC-ANALYSIS OF THE WORLD GENERA OF TYCHINI (COLEOPTERA, PSELAPHIDAE)Transactions of the American Entomological Society.  114:147-165. 1988
    1988 A REVISION OF THE NEARCTIC GENUS CYLINDRARCTUS (COLEOPTERA, PSELAPHIDAE)Transactions of the American Entomological Society.  114:129-145. 1988
    1987 OMALORPHANUS-AENIGMA, AN UNUSUAL NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF OMALIINAE (COLEOPTERA, STAPHYLINIDAE) FROM OREGONCanadian Entomologist.  119:315-327. 1987
    1987 SPECIES RICHNESS AND ABUNDANCE OF PSELAPHIDAE (COLEOPTERA) IN OLD-GROWTH AND 40-YEAR-OLD FORESTS IN NEW-HAMPSHIRECanadian Journal of Zoology.  65:608-615. 1987
    1986 NEW PSELAPHIDAE FROM OREGON (COLEOPTERA)Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  62:333-339. 1986
    1985 A NEW INTRODUCTION OF A EUROPEAN COCKROACH, ECTOBIUS-LAPPONICUS (DICTYOPTERA, BLATELLIDAE)Entomological News.  96:98-100. 1985
    1985 NEW SYNONYMY IN NOTOXUS (COLEOPTERA, ANTHICIDAE)Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  61:121-121. 1985
    1984 A NEW SPECIES AND RECORDS OF TANARTHRUS (COLEOPTERA, ANTHICIDAE)Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  60:69-72. 1984
    1979 NEW SPECIES OF TANARTHRUS FROM CALIFORNIA (COLEOPTERA, ANTHICIDAE)Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  55:147-148. 1979
    1978 NEW ANTHICUS FROM CALIFORNIA (COLEOPTERA-ANTHICIDAE)Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  54:15-17. 1978
    1978 NEW SPECIES OF MIPSELTYRUS FROM CALIFORNIA (COLEOPTERA, PSELAPHIDAE)Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  54:324-325. 1978
    1977 NEW SYNONYMY OF NORTH-AMERICAN NOTOXUS (COLEOPTERA-ANTHICIDAE)Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  53:230-232. 1977
    1976 NEW SPECIES OF CACCOPLECTUS - (COLEOPTERA-PSELAPHIDAE)Pan-Pacific Entomologist.  52:154-158. 1976
    1975 NEW ACANTHINUS FROM PANAMAPan-Pacific Entomologist.  51:162-164. 1975

    Book

    Year Title
    2001 Biology, Morphology, and Systematics of the Ant-like Litter Beetle Genera of Australia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) 2001

    Teaching Activities

  • Insect Pest Management Taught course 2019
  • Biology & Diversity of Insects Taught course 2017
  • Intro Biol: Evol Biodiv & Ecol Taught course 2016
  • Biology & Diversity of Insects Taught course 2016
  • Evolution Taught course 2015
  • Intro Biol: Evol Biodiv & Ecol Taught course 2015
  • Biology & Diversity of Insects Taught course 2015
  • Evolution Taught course 2014
  • Intro Biol: Evol Biodiv & Ecol Taught course 2014
  • Biology & Diversity of Insects Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • A.A. Biology, Shasta College
  • B.S. Entomology, University of California - Davis
  • M.S. Entomology, University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. Entomology, Ohio State University
  • Full Name

  • Donald Chandler
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Biological Sciences

    Spaulding Hall, 38 Academic Way

    Durham, NH  03820

    United States