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Trevor Burt

PhD student
Tel: +49 228 9122-321
Fax: +49 228 9122-212
Mail: t [dot] burt [at] zfmk [dot] de

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Research interests

Trevor O. Burt is currently an international (Canadian) PhD student working on the “Origin and diversification of hoverflies: a revision of the genera Asarkina and Allobaccha (Diptera: Syrphidae)” as part of the European Union’s BIG4 Consortium on Biosystematics, informatics and genomics of the big 4 insect groups (http://big4-project.eu/).

Trevor’s project will involve working in the Diptera Section at ZFMK with supervisor Dr. Ximo Mengual. Particular focus will be given to establishing strong molecular support to species concepts using anchored hybrid-enrichment techniques that will underscore range, genitalia and exterior morphology.


Trevor’s research interests center on the systematics of Syrphidae (Indomalayan, Afrotropical), Conopidae, and Carabidae of the Nearctic region.

Memberships

Entomology Society of Ontario, Entomology Society of Canada, Toronto Entomological Association, Entomological Society of America

Awards

Trent Alumni House Annual Art Contest, YouTrent Video Contest 2012, Alderville Black Oak Savanna

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