|R. Edward DeWalt|
Title: Aquatic Entomologist, Stream Biologist
|| Taxonomy, ecology, and conservation of aquatic insects with particular emphasis on (Plecoptera).
*Reintroduction of aquatic insects to Illinois streams.
*Comparison of historical and contemporary stonefly assemblages in the Midwest USA and Canada.
*Post-glacial dispersal of stoneflies into the north from glacial refugia.
| Message to
|Students who wish to study any aspect of the taxonomy, life history, or conservation of riverine aquatic insects are welcome to contact me.
|Recognition|| Treasurer Illinois State Academy of Science
| North American Benthological Society
Entomological Society of American
Illinois State Academy of Science
| *DeWalt, R. E. 2011. DNA barcoding: a taxonomic point of view. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 30(1):174-181.
*Xin Zhou, Jason L. Robinson, Christy J. Geraci, Charles R. Parker, Oliver S. Flint, Jr, David A. Etnier, David Ruiter, R. Edward DeWalt, Luke M. Jacobus, and Paul D. N. Hebert. 2011. Accelerated construction of a regional DNA-barcode reference library: caddisflies (Trichoptera) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 30(1):131-162.
*Zhou, X., L. M. Jacobus, R. E. DeWalt, S. J. Adamowicz , and P. D. N. Hebert. 2010. Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera fauna of Churchill (Manitoba, Canada): insights into biodiversity patterns from DNA barcoding. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 29: 814-837.
*DeWalt, R. E., Y. Cao, L. Hinz, and T. Tweddale. 2009. Modeling of historical stonefly distributions using museum specimens. Aquatic Insects, 31, Suppl. 1: 253-267.
DeWalt, R. E., V. H. Resh, and W. L. Hilsenhoff. 2009. Chapter 16. Diversity and Classification of Insects and Collembola, 71 pp, in: J. Thorp & A. Covich (eds). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd Ed. Elsevier.
| University of Illinois
*Natural Resources and Environmental Science
*Department of Entomology
| Illinois State Academy of Science.
Taxonomy Fair Participant North American Benthological Society.
|Education||PhD, Aquatic Entomology, University of North Texas, 1992|
MS, Biology, University of Akron, Ohio, 1986
BA, Biology, Hiram College, Ohio, 1983