Jennifer Cristina Girón Duque

Doctoral candidate
Primary office:
6002 Haworth Hall


Advisor: Andrew Short
Research Interests: Morphology, phylogeny, systematics, biodiversity and biogeography of Coleoptera
Hometown: Cali, Colombia

 

Education:

  • B.Sc. in Biology, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • M.Sc. in Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Publications:

  • A. E. Z. Short & J. C. Girón. (In preparation) Four new genera of water scavenger beetles in the subfamily Acidocerinae (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae).
  • Girón, J. C. & A. E. Z. Short. (In preparation) Morphological review of the Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera: Staphiliniformia).
  • Girón, J. C., C. W. O’Brien & C. Rose-Smyth. (In review) On the West Indian weevil genus Lachnopus Schönherr, 1840 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae): description of new species, annotated checklist, and species groups. Zootaxa.
  • Girón, J. C. & A. E. Z. Short. 2017. Revision of the Neotropical water scavenger beetle genus Quadriops Hansen, 1999 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Acidocerinae). ZooKeys 705: 115–141.
  • Short, A. E. Z., M. García & J. C. Girón. 2017. Revision of the Neotropical water scavenger beetle genus Globulosis García, 2001 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Acidocerinae). Zootaxa 4232 (2): 271–281.
  • Girón, J. C. & N. M. Franz. 2012. Phylogenetic assessment of the Caribbean weevil genus Lachnopus Schoenherr, 1840 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Invertebrate Systematics 26: 67–82.
  • Girón, J. C. & N. M. Franz. 2010. Revision, phylogeny, and historical biogeography of the genus Apodrosus Marshall, 1922 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 41: 339-414.
  • O'Brien, C. W., J. C. Ciegler & J. C. Girón. 2010. Weevils of the genus Cercopeus Schoenherr from South Carolina, USA (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Insecta Mundi 0141: 1-29.
  • Franz, N. M. & J. C. Girón. 2009. Scelianoma elydimorpha, a new genus and new species of entimine weevil from southwestern Puerto Rico (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Neotropical Entomology 38: 219-230.
  • Girón, J. 2007. Estudio de los Entiminae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) depositados en el Museo de Entomología de la Universidad del Valle. Boletín del Museo de Entomología de la Universidad del Valle 8(1): 34-37.
  • Girón, J. 2006. A note on Colombian Entiminae. Curculio 52: 6-7.
  • Girón, J. 2006. Observación de Strepsiptera (Stylopidae) sobre avispas papeleras Polistes erytrocephalus Latreille en Cali. Boletín del Museo de Entomología de la Universidad del Valle 7(1): 32–33.

Presentations:

  • Girón, J. C. & A. E. Z. Short. On the morphology of water scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Denver, CO. Nov 2017. Contributed oral paper.
  • Girón, J. C. Morphological review of the Acidocerinae and related hydrophilids (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Graduate Student Organization Retreat, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Mar 2017. First place for best talk.
  • Girón, J. C. & A. E. Z. Short. Reconstructing the evolutionary history of the Acidocerinae (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae): advances in the Chasmogenus group. International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL. Sep 2016.
  • Girón, J. C. & A. E. Z. Short. Exploring morphological characters associated with habitat transitions in water scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Acidocerinae). Evolution Meeting, Austin, TX. Jun 2016. Poster presentation.
  • Girón, J. C. & A. E. Z. Short. Review of the water scavenger beetle genus Helobata Bergroth (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Acidocerinae). Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN. Nov 2015. Contributed oral paper.
  • Girón, J. C. The genus Lachnopus and its species L. curvipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae): cases of study on Caribbean endemism and radiation. IV Network of Neotropical Biogeography, Panama, Panama. January 2015. Poster presentation.
  • Girón, J. C. & N. M. Franz. Estudios en la subfamilia Entiminae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) en el caribe. IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología, Cartagena, Colombia. November 2014. Contributed oral paper.
  • Girón, J. C. & N. M. Franz. A review of distributional data on Colombian entimine weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX. November 2013. Poster presentation.
  • Girón J. C. Estado actual del conocimiento de la subfamilia Entiminae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) en Colombia. 40° Congreso de la Sociedad Colombiana de Entomología. Bogotá, Colombia. July 2013. Contributed oral paper.
  • Girón J. C. La Colección de Invertebrados de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Role Model - HHMI summer course, Zoology. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, PR. June 2012. Invited oral contribution.
  • Girón, J. C. & N. M. Franz. Lachnopus curvipes Fabricius 1787 and its radiation on the Caribbean region (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV. November 2011. Contributed oral paper.
  • Girón, J. C. & N. M. Franz. Preliminary insights into the phylogeny of the genus Lachnopus Schoenherr 1840 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA. December 2010. Contributed oral paper.
  • Girón, J. C. & N. M. Franz. Revision and phylogeny of the Caribbean weevil genus Apodrosus Marshall (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN. December 2009. Contributed oral paper.
  • Cardona-Duque, J. & J. C. Girón. La descripción de especies nuevas como un desafío morfológico. XXXVI Congreso de la Sociedad Colombiana de Entomología.  Medellín, Colombia. July 2009. Poster presentation.
  • Girón, J. C. & N. M. Franz. Historia taxonómica de la subfamilia Entiminae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): un vistazo a los caracteres. XXXVI Congreso de la Sociedad Colombiana de Entomología. Medellín, Colombia. July 2009. Poster presentation.
  • Girón, J. & N. M. Franz. Towards a revision of the genus Apodrosus Marshall (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV. November 2008. Poster presentation.
  • Girón, J. C. & N. M. Franz. Estado del conocimiento de la subfamilia Entiminae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) en Puerto Rico. XXXV Congreso de la Sociedad Colombiana de Entomología. Cali, Colombia. July 2008. Contributed oral paper.
  • Girón, J. & N. M. Franz. A morphological review and key to the Entiminae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) housed at the Museum of Entomology, Universidad del Valle, Colombia. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA. December 2007. Poster presentation.
  • Girón, J. & N. Carrejo. Estudio de los Entiminae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) depositados en el Museo de Entomología de la Universidad del Valle. II Congreso Colombiano de Zoología. Santa Marta, Colombia. November-December 2006. Poster presentation.
  • Chamorro, J., R, González & J. Girón. 2006. Estado del conocimiento y organización de la información de la Familia Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera) en el Museo de Entomología de la Universidad del Valle. II Congreso Colombiano de Zoología. Santa Marta, Colombia. November-December 2006. Poster presentation.

Awards

  • October 2017, Entomology Endowment Funds, University of Kansas, $950.00 USD. Travel funding to attend meetings of the Entomological Society of America and Entomological Collections Network, Denver, CO.
  • April 2017, Entomology Summer Scholarship, University of Kansas, $6000.00 USD.
  • October 2016, Entomology Endowment Funds, University of Kansas, $1000.00 USD. Travel funding to attend course "Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics" – Canada, January 2017.
  • September 2016, Entomology Endowment Funds, University of Kansas, $952.00 USD. Travel funding to attend and present a talk at the XXV International Congress of Entomology Orlando, FL.
  • June 2016, Entomology Endowment Funds, University of Kansas, $726.00 USD. Travel funding to attend and present a poster at the Evolution Meeting 2016, Austin, TX.
  • April 2016, Entomology Summer Scholarship, University of Kansas, $6000.00 USD. November 2015, Entomology Endowment Funds, University of Kansas, $595.00 USD. Travel funding to attend and present a talk at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

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