Crystal Maier

Dissertation defense and graduation Fall 2016; Currently works as a collection manager at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Primary office:
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Advisor: Andrew Short
Research Interests: Systematics, evolution, beetles
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ

Education:

  • M.S. in entomology from Montana State University, 2010
  • B.S. in fisheries science from Virginia Tech, 2007

 
Publications:

  • Maier, C.A., and P.J. Spangler, 2011. Hypsilara royi gen. n. and sp. n. (Coleoptera, Elmidae, Larainae) from Southern Venezuela, with a revised key to Larainae of the Western Hemisphere. Zookeys 116: 25-36.
  • Maier, C.A., M.A. Ivie, J.B. Johnson, and D.R. Maddison, 2010.A New Northern-most Record for the Family Hydroscaphidae LeConte, with Description of a New Nearctic Species(Coleoptera: Myxophaga). The Coleopterists Bulletin 64(3): 289-302

Presentations:

  • Maier, C.A. 2011. Beetles with wet feet: studies on Venezuelan Larainae (Coleoptera: Elmidae) EEB GSO Graduate Student Retreat, 19 November 2011.
  • Maier, C.A. 2011. Beetles with wet feet: studies on Venezuelan Larainae (Coleoptera: Elmidae) Entomological Society of America annual meeting, 21 November 2011. Reno, Nevada.
  • Gimmel, M.L. andC.A. Maier, 2010.The Scirtid Fauna of Louisiana.Display Poster Presentation, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2010, San Diego, CA.
  • Maier,C.A.and M.L. Ferro, 2010. Elmidae of Missouri State Parks.Display Poster Presentation, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2010, San Diego, CA.
  • Parys, K.A., M.L. Gimmel, M.L. Ferro, S.A. Gil,C. A. Maier, J.-S. Park, E. Schoeller, & L. Lawton, 2010.Promoting Entomology at LSU:The Mad Dog Marathon. Display Poster Presentation, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2010, San Diego, CA.
  • Maier, C.A., M.A. Ivie, and R.C. Winton, 2010. Hot Hydroscapha:Finding potentialhydroscaphid habitat in Idaho’s hotsprings (Coleoptera: Hydroscaphidae). Contributed Oral Paper, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2010, San Diego, CA.
  • Ivie, M.A., D.E. Bright, A.R. Cline, I.A. Foley, M.L. Gimmel, K.J. Hopp, E.A. Ivie, L.L. Ivie, J.B. Johnson, C.A. Maier, S.B. Peck, R.C. Winton, 2009. The beetles of St. Lucia, West Indies: literature records vs. expedition findings vs. predicted outcomes; Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Maier, C.A., M.A. Ivie, M.Yu. Kalashian, M.G. Volkovitsh, 2009. Not-so-boring metallic woodboring beetles: systematic studies in the genus Sphenoptera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae); Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Ivie, M.A., D.S. Sikes, C.A. Maier, R.C. Winton, 2009. The Coleoptera of Saba, West Indies; Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Maier, C.A., M.Yu. Kalashian, M.A. Ivie, M.G. Volkovitsh, 2008. A LUCID® key to the subgenera and species-groups of Sphenoptera Dejean of the Palaearctic (Coleoptera: Buprestidae); Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Reno, NV.

Awards:

  • 2011. KU Entomology Endowment Travel Award. $819.00. November.
  • 2011. KU Entomology Endowment Summer Scholarship. $5000.00. May.
  • 2010. KU Entomology Endowment Travel Award. $782.00.

 


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