Fiji Arthropod Survey

Funded by the National Science Foundation

Dan Polhemus

Participating Scientists -

Dan Polhemus - co-PI

Dan Polhemus is Administrator of the Division of Aquatic Resources at the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources and is a Research Associate at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dan has been conducting research on the Heteroptera and Odonata of the Pacific region for over 20 years, with a particular concentration of survey effort on New Guinea and adjacent island arc systems. His major interest is in attempting to integrate patterns of species richness and phylogenetic evolution in freshwater aquatic biotas with evolving earth history models to understand the zoogeographic development of the Asia-Pacific region during the last 70 million years. Dan has authored over 120 scientific papers and several books, and is a world authority on the taxonomy and systematics of aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera, and Pacific basin coenagrionid Zygoptera.


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