Stephen Baca


KU Jayhawk
  • Doctoral Candidate

Contact Info

EEB - Haworth Hall

Biography

Faculty Mentor: Andrew Short
Research Interests: Systematics of Noteridae (Coleoptera)
Hometown: Alburquerque, NM

Education

B.S. in Biology, University of New Mexico, 2012
M.A. in Entomology, University of Kansas, 2015

Selected Publications

  • Baca, S.M. and Toledo, M. 2015. Canthysellus Baca and Toledo (Coleoptera: Noteridae: Noterini) a new genus of burrowing water beetle from South America. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(3), 1-12.
  • Gustafson, G.T., Maier, C.A., Baca, S.M., Faris, C.K.  2014. Rediscovery of Two Uncommonly Collected Aquatic Beetles in Kansas, With Notes on Habitat Preferences of Lutrocus laticeps Casey, 1893 (Coleoptera: Lutrochidae) and Dineutus productus Roberts, 1895 (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 68(4): 714–718.
  • Baca, S.M., G. T. Gustafson, M. Toledo, & K. B. Miller. 2014. Revision of the Neotropical  Burrowing Water Beetle genus Liocanthydrus Guignot (Coleoptera: Noteridae: Noterinae: Noterini) with the description of two new species. Zootaxa, 3793(2): 231.

Selected Presentations

  • Baca,  S. M. Systematics of Noteridae (Coleoptera: Adephaga). Bug Lunch informal seminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA. 26 March, 2015. Oral presentation. 
  • Baca, S. M., Short, A.E.Z. 2014. A Phylogeny of the Burrowing Water Beetles (Coleoptera: Noteridae) Inferred from Combined Molecular Sequence and Morphological Data. Entomological Society of America Annual meeting, Portland, OR. 16-19 Nov., 2015. Oral presentation
  • Baca, S. M., Short, A.E.Z. 2014. A Phylogeny of the Burrowing Water Beetles (Coleoptera: Noteridae) Inferred from Combined Molecular Sequence and Morphological Data. SACNAS 2014 National Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 15-19 Oct., 2015. Poster.
  • Baca, S. M., Gustafson, G. T., Toledo, M. & Miller, K.B. 2013 Revision of the Neotropical Burrowing Water Beetle genus Liocanthydrus Guignot (Coleoptera: Noteridae). Entomological Society of America Southwestern Branch 2013 annual meeting, Las Cruces, NM. 25-28 Feb, 2013. Poster.
  • Baca, S. M., Gustafson, G. T. & Miller, K.B. 2012. Revision of the Neotropical Burrowing Water Beetle genus Liocanthydrus Guignot (Coleoptera: Noteridae). Entomological Society of America 2012 annual meeting, Knoxville, TN. 11-13 Nov., 2012. Poster, President’s Prize winner.