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Jeff Skevington

Adjunct Research Professor, Research Scientist

Degrees:B.Sc. (Guelph), B.Ed. (Lakehead), M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Queensland)
Phone:613-759-1647
Email:jhskevington@gmail.com
Office:Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
960 CARLING AVE, Bldg. 21,

Central Experimental Farm

Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Website:Visit my lab website

Current Research

Jeff is a systematist – a scientist who focuses on studying the evolutionary relationships and taxonomy of living things. He works mostly on higher flies and has conducted most of his research on big-headed flies (Pipunculidae), thick-headed flies (Conopidae) and flower flies (Syrphidae). The latter two families have featured heavily in recent research and graduate student training relating to Canadian insect pollinators and the Canpolin initiative (http://www.uoguelph.ca/canpolin/).

Selected Publications

(see web link above for all of Jeff’s publications)

Gibson, J.F., Skevington, J.H. and Kelso, S. (2013). A phylogenetic analysis of relationships among genera of Conopidae (Diptera) based on molecular and morphological data. Cladistics. 29: 193-226.

Lambkin, C.L., Sinclair, B. J., Pape, T., Courtney, G. W., Skevington, J.H., Meier, R., Yeates, D.K., Blagoderov, V. and Wiegmann, B.M. (2013). The phylogenetic relationships among infraorders   and      superfamilies of Diptera based on morphological evidence. Systematic Entomology. 38: 164-179.

Locke M.M. and Skevington J.H. (2013). Revision of Nearctic Dasysyrphus Enderlein (Diptera: Syrphidae). Zootaxa. 3660: 1-80.

Penney, H.D., Hassall, C., Skevington, J.H., Abbott, K.R., Sherratt, T.N. (2012). A comparative analysis of the evolution of imperfect mimicry. Nature. 483: 461-466.

Wiegmann, B. M., Trautwein, M. D., Winkler, I. S., Barr, N. B., Kim, J.-W., Lambkin, C., Bertone, M. A., Cassel, B. K., Bayless, K. M., Heimberg, A. M., Wheeler, B. M., Peterson, K. J., Pape, T., Sinclair, B. J., Skevington, J. H., Blagoderov, V., Caravas, J., Kutty, S. N., Schmidt-Ott, U., Kampmeier, G. E., Thompson, F. C., Grimaldi, D. A., Beckenbach, A. T., Courtney, G. W., Friedrich, M., Meier, R. and Yeates, D. K. (2011). Episodic Radiations in the fly tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108(14): 5690-5695.

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