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  • NEW! October 2014. Gino Nearns travelled to Costa Rica to participate in a long-term collaborative project with the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve (Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde).

  • July 2014. Gino Nearns started his new job as the Collections Manager at the Purdue Entomological Research Collection (PERC) at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN).

  • May 2014. Gino Nearns and Ian Swift travelled to Costa Rica to participate in a long-term collaborative project with the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve (Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde).

  • March 2014. Gino Nearns visited 6 natural history museums in Europe (London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna, Basel) to conduct postdoctoral research.

  • December 2013. Gino Nearns was selected as a semi-finalist for the Collections Manager position at the Purdue Entomological Research Collection (PERC) at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN).

  • November 2013. Gino Nearns visited the Purdue Entomological Research Collection (PERC) at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN).

  • November 2013. Gino Nearns presented at the Entomological Collections Network (ECN) and Entomological Society of America (ESA) annual meetings, Austin, TX.

  • October 2013. Gino Nearns visited the Zoological Museum at the University of Copenhagen (ZMUC) (Denmark). He also visited two museums in Sweden: the Naturhistoriska riksmuseet (Swedish Museum of Natural History), Stockholm and Lunds Universitet Zoologiska museet (Lund University Zoology Museum) to conduct postdoctoral research.

  • October 2013. Gino Nearns attended the Immature Beetles Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • September 2013. Gino Nearns presented at the 6th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny, Dresden, Germany.

  • August 2013. Gino Nearns travelled to Costa Rica to initiate a long-term collaborative project with the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve (Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde).

  • August 2013. Gino Nearns visited the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) to conduct postdoctoral research.

  • August 2013. Gino Nearns is the new managing editor of the scientific journal Insecta Mundi.

  • June 2013. Gino Nearns visited the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) (Pittsburgh, PA) to conduct postdoctoral research.

  • May 2013. Gino Nearns travelled to Costa Rica for a collecting expedition with collaborators Ian Swift and Norm Woodley. They also visited the INBio collection.

  • April 2013. Gino Nearns visited the Zoological Museum at the University of Copenhagen (ZMUC) (Denmark) to conduct postdoctoral research.

  • March 2013. Gino Nearns visited the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) (Paris, France), the Natural History Museum (BMNH) (London, UK), and the Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde (SNSD) (Dresden, Germany) to conduct postdoctoral research.

  • March 2013. Gino Nearns and Kelly Miller received a grant from USDA/APHIS ($75,350). This grant will fund the second year of Gino's postdoctoral research at the U.S. National Museum / Smithsonian Institution to develop phase three of "Longicorn ID: Tool for Diagnosing Cerambycoid Beetles" beginning in January 2014.

  • January 2013. Gino Nearns was selected as a semi-finalist for the Systematic Entomology Lab (USDA, National Museum of Natural History) research entomologist position.

  • January 2013. Gino Nearns visited the Museu Nacional Rio de Janeiro (MNRJ) and the Museu de Zoologia Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP), Brazil to conduct postdoctoral research.

  • January 2013. Gino Nearns began his postdoctoral research at the Systematic Entomology Lab, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

  • November 2012. Gino Nearns successfully defended his doctoral dissertation.

  • August 2012. Gino Nearns travelled to the International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2012), in Daegu, South Korea, where he was invited to speak at a symposium on the systematics of Cerambycidae and Buprestidae.

  • June 2012. Gino Nearns was selected as a semi-finalist for the two Smithsonian Institution research entomologist positions.

  • May 2012. Kelly Miller and Gino Nearns received a grant from USDA/APHIS ($77,825). This grant will fund Gino's postdoctoral research at the U.S. National Museum / Smithsonian Institution to develop phase two of "Longicorn ID: Tool for Diagnosing Cerambycoid Beetles" beginning in January 2013.

  • May 2012. Gino Nearns visited the University of Arizona Insect Collection, Tucson, AZ, and the Florida State Collection of Arthropods (FSCA), Gainesville, FL.

  • March 2012. Gino Nearns was awarded an Entomological Society of America (ESA) "Student and Young Professionals Committee Travel Award" for travel to the International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2012), Daegu, South Korea, in August, where he is invited to speak at a symposium on the systematics of Cerambycidae and Buprestidae.

  • March 2012. Gino Nearns travelled to Ft. Collins, CO to meet with collaborators at USDA/APHIS and presented an invited talk.

  • January 2012. Nathan Lord and Gino Nearns visited the US National Museum / Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. to conduct dissertation research.

  • November 2011. Gino Nearns travelled to Reno, NV for the annual meetings of the Entomological Collections Network (ECN) and Entomological Society of America (ESA) where he presented two talks.

  • October 2011. Gino Nearns travelled to Peru for a collecting expedition with collaborator Sarah Carbonel Carril, and visited the Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

  • August 2011. Nathan Lord and Gino Nearns visited the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris), Natural History Museum (London), Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belge (Brussels), and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren) to conduct dissertation research.

  • July 2011. Gino Nearns travelled to Costa Rica to conduct dissertation research.

  • June 2011. Nathan Lord and Gino Nearns visited the Museu Nacional Rio de Janeiro and the Museu de Zoologia Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil to conduct dissertation research.

  • May 2011. Nathan Lord and Gino Nearns visited the US National Museum / Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. to conduct dissertation research.

  • January 2011. Gino Nearns travelled to Lima, Peru to visit the Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

  • December 2010. Gino Nearns travelled to San Diego for the annual meetings of the Entomological Collections Network (ECN) and Entomological Society of America (ESA) where he presented two talks.

  • November 2010. Kelly Miller, Nathan Lord, and Gino Nearns received a grant from USDA-CPHST to develop Lucid key identification resources for the longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) ($88,000).

  • August 2010. Gino Nearns visited the Museu Nacional Rio de Janeiro and the Museu de Zoologia Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, to conduct dissertation research.

  • June 2010. Kelly Miller, Nathan Lord, and Gino Nearns taught a field entomology course in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

  • March 2010. Nathan Lord and Gino Nearns visited the US National Museum / Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. to conduct dissertation research.

  • December 2009. Gino Nearns was awarded the 2008 J.G. Edwards Prize by The Coleopterists Society. The Edwards Prize is awarded annually for the best published Coleoptera paper based upon a Master's thesis.

  • November 2009. Kelly Miller, Nathan Lord, and Gino Nearns received a grant from USDA-CPHST to develop a Lucid key identification resource for the Ironclad and Cylindrical Bark Beetles of North America and the World Genera of Onciderini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) ($85,000).

  • August 2009. Gino Nearns passed his qualifying exams and is now a PhD candidate.

  • August 2009. Gino Nearns and Mike Medrano of the Kelly Miller lab travelled to Ketchikan, Alaska and Prince Rupert, British Columbia for a collecting expedition.

  • June 2009. Kelly Miller, Gino Nearns, and Nathan Lord travelled to Panama for a collecting expedition and visit to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) insect collection.

  • May 2009. Gino Nearns visited the INBio collection in Costa Rica.

  • February 2009. Gino Nearns and Traci Grzymala of the Kelly Miller lab attended the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) annual meeting in Stillwater, OK. Both presentations won awards!

  • January 2009. Gino Nearns, Traci Grzymala, and Ian Swift travelled to Chile for a collecting expedition.

  • November 2008. Gino Nearns attended the Entomological Society of America (ESA) annual meetings in Reno, NV where he presented a poster and a talk.

  • July 2008. Gino Nearns visited the US National Museum, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC) to collaborate with Dr. Steven Lingafelter on cerambycid type specimen photography.

  • May-June 2008. Gino Nearns and Ian Swift (Placerita Canyon Nature Center, New Hall, CA) travelled to Costa Rica for a two week collecting expedition and visit to the INBio collection.

  • December 2007. Gino Nearns attended the Entomological Collections Network (ECN) & Entomological Society of America (ESA) annual meetings in San Diego, CA where he presented a poster in the student competition.

  • November 2007. Gino Nearns travelled to Zambia (Africa) for a two week collecting expedition with the Kelly Miller lab.

  • July 2007. Gino Nearns attended the North American Workshop in Cladistics Methods, sponsored by The Ohio State University & The Willi Hennig Society, Columbus, OH.

  • June 2007. Gino Nearns and Nathan Lord attended the Beetle Families of the World and Larval Coleoptera Workshops, hosted by Dr. John Lawrence & Dr. Michael Ivie, at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

  • January 2007. Gino Nearns joined the Kelly Miller lab to begin his doctoral research on systematics of longhorned beetles (Coleoiptera: Cerambycidae). Gino recently completed his Master of Science Degree in Entomology from the Department of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida (Branham Lab).
 

Field entomology course, Costa Rica Field entomology course, Costa Rica (2010)

STRI, Panama Visiting with Dr. Don Windsor (left) at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama (2009)

 
 

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