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Ecosystem Science and Management|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Scott Shaw

Professor of Entomology and Insect Museum Curator

Scott Richard Shaw

Entomology

Current Appointment:

Professor of Entomology and Insect Museum Curator, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, July 1993 to present.

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, Systematic Entomology, 1984
  • M.S., University of Maryland College Park, Systematic Entomology, 1981
  • B.S., Michigan State University, Entomology, 1977

Professional Experience:

University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture, Department of Renewable Resources, Entomology Section, Professor of Entomology Appointed: 1998

University of Wyoming, U.W. Insect Museum and Insect Gallery, Department of Renewable Resources, Curator Appointed: 1989

1993-1998, Associate Professor of Entomology, University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture, Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences, Entomology Section

1989-1993, Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture, Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences, Entomology Section

1986-1989, Instructor for Insect Biology (BIOL E-115), Harvard University, Extension School, Cambridge, MA

1984-1989, Curatorial Associate in Entomology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, MA

1982-1984, Biological Laboratory Technician- Insects, U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory

1982-1982, Smithsonian Visiting Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Department of Entomology

1978-1982, Graduate Teaching Assistant in Entomology, University of Maryland College Park, Department of Entomology

Honors and Awards Information:

  • 1996, Excellence in Advising Award, Center for Academic Advising, University of Wyoming
  • 1994, nominated for Ellbogen Meritorious Teaching Award, University of Wyoming
  • 1993, 1990, 1989, Faculty Growth Award, Alumni Association, University of Wyoming
  • 1993, honorary patronym, Shawius braziliensis, named by Dr. P. M. Marsh, Systematic Entomology Laboratory
  • 1989, honorary patronym, Ascogaster shawi, named by Dr. P. M. Marsh, Systematic Entomology Laboratory
  • 1990-1989, Associate of Entomology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge
  • 1984, President's Prize, Entomological Society of America
  • 1984, Certificate of Merit and Cash Award for Superior Service, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture
  • 1983, Snodgrass Award, Entomological Society of America
  • 1983, Gahan Graduate Scholarship, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 1982, Smithsonian Student Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Publications:

Marsh, P. M. and S. R. Shaw. Revison of North American Aleiodes (part 6): the gasterator (Jurine) and unipunctator (Thunberg) species groups (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 103(3): 291-307, 2001

Barbosa, P., A.E. Segarra, P. Gross, K. Ahlstrom, R.W. Carlsen, D.C. Ferguson, E.E. Grissell, R.W. Hodges, P.M. Marsh, R.W. Poole, M.E. Schauff, S.R. Shaw, J.B. Whitfield and N.E. Woodley. Differential parasitism of macrolepidopteran herbivores on two deciduous tree species. Ecology. 82(3): 698-704, 2001

Chen, Y. , S. Sheppard, S.R. Shaw and J.J. Brown. Evolutionary relationships among the chelonine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences. Insect Molecular Biology.(in revision), 2001

Byers, G.W. and S.R. Shaw. A new species of Boreus (Mecoptera: Boreidae) from Wyoming. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 72(3): 322-326, 2000

Shaw, S.R. and J. Papp. A study of the genus Falcosyntretus Tobias from the New World with five new species and a key to the known species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Euphorinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 102(3): 634-642, 2000

Achterberg, C. van and S.R. Shaw. Two new species of the genus Centistina Enderlein (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae) from Costa Rica. Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden. 74(4): 63-73, 2000

Shaw, S.R. and P.M. Marsh. Revision of the enigmatic genus Marshiella Shaw in the New World with description of three new species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Euphorinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 9(2): 277-287, 2000

Fortier, J.C. and S.R. Shaw. Cladistics of the Aleiodes lineage of the subfamily Rogadinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 8(2): 204-237, 1999

Marsh, P.M. and S.R. Shaw. Revision of North American Aleiodes (part 5): the melanopterus (Erichson) species-group in North America (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 8: 98-108, 1999

Day, W.H., C.R. Baird and S.R. Shaw. A new native species of Peristenus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) parasitizing Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) in Idaho: biology, importance, and description. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 92: 370-375, 1999

Ent, L.J. van der and S.R. Shaw. A new species of Capitonius (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Costa Rica with rearing records. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 75(2): 112-120, 1999

Ent, L.J. van der and S.R. Shaw. Species richness of Costa Rican Cenocoeliini (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): a latitudinal and altitudinal search for anomalous diversity. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 7(1): 15-24, 1998

Shaw, S.R., P.M. Marsh and J.C. Fortier. Revision of North American Aleiodes (part 2): the apicalis Brulle species-group in the New World (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 7(1): 62-73, 1998

Inayatullah, M., S.R. Shaw and D.L.J. Quicke. The genus Vipio Latreille (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of America north of Mexico. Journal of Natural History. 32: 117-148, 1998

Marsh, P.M. and S.R. Shaw. Revision of North American Aleiodes (part 3): the seriatus species-group (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 100(3): 395-408, 1998

Shaw, S.R., P.M. Marsh and J.C. Fortier. Revision of North American Aleiodes (part 4): the albitibia and praetor species-groups in the New World (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 100(3): 553-565, 1998

Zitani, N.M., S.R. Shaw and D.H. Janzen. Systematics and biology of Costa Rican Meteorus species lacking dorsopes. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 7(2): 182-208, 1998

Shaw, S.R. in: Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh and M.J. Sharkey (eds.). Subfamilia Euphorinae. Manual para los generos de la familia Braconidae (Hymenoptera) de Nuevo Mundo. Edicion por Espanol. Publicado por the International Society of Hymnopterists. 238-259, 1998

Shaw, S.R. in: Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh and M.J. Sharkey (eds.). Subfamilia Meteorinae. Manual para los generos de la familia Braconidae (Hymenoptera) del Nuevo Mundo. Edicion en Espanol. Publicado para the International Society of Hymenopterists. 332-337, 1998

Shaw, S.R. in: Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh and M.J. Sharkey (eds.). Subfamilia Neoneurinae. Manual para los generos de la familia Braconidae (Hymenoptera) del Nuevo Mundo. Edicion en Espanol. Publicado por the International Society of Hymenopterists. 380-383, 1998

Shaw, S.R. in: Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh and M.J. Sharkey (eds.). Subfamilia Cheloninae. Manual para los generos de la familia Braconidae (Hymenoptera) del Nuevo Mundo. Edicion en Espanol. Publicado por the International Society of Hymenopterists. 196-205, 1998

Shaw, S.R. in: Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh and M.J. Sharkey (eds.). Subfamilia Rogadinae s.s. Manual para los generos de la familia Braconidae (Hymenoptera) del Nuevo Mundo. Edicion en Espanol. Publicado por the International Society of Hymenopterists. 411-420, 1998

Shaw, S.R. The Costa Rican species of Wesmaelia Foerster with description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 73(2): 103-109, 1997

Shaw, S.R., P.M. Marsh and J.C. Fortier. Revision of North American Aleiodes (part 1): the pulchripes Wesmael species-group in the New World (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 6: 10-35, 1997

Zitani, N.M., S.R. Shaw and D.H. Janzen. Description of a new species of Meteorus Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Meteorinae) from Costa Rica parasitizing larvae of Papilio and Parides (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 6: 178-185, 1997

Shaw, S.R. in: Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh and M.J. Sharkey (eds.). Subfamily Cheloninae. Manual of the New World genera of the family Braconidae (Hymenoptera).(1): 192-201, 1997

Shaw, S.R. in: Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh and M.J. Sharkey (eds.). Subfamily Meteorinae. Manual of the New World genera of the family Braconidae (Hymenptera).(1): 326-330, 1997

Shaw, S.R., (eds.) Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh and M.J. Sharkey. Subfamily Neoneurinae. Manual of the New World genera of the family Braconidae (Hymenoptera).(1): 374-377, 1997

Shaw, S.R., (eds.)Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh and M.J. Sharkey. Subfamily Rogadinae s.s. Manual of the New World genera of the family Braconidae (Hymneoptera).(1): 402-412, 1997

Shaw, S.R. in: Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh and M.J. Sharkey (eds.). Subfamily Euphorinae. Manual of the New World genera of the family Braconidae (Hymenoptera).(1): 234-254, 1997

Shaw, S.R. Plynops, a peculiar new genus and ten new species in the tribe Euphorini (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 5: 166-183, 1996

Lockwood, J., S.R. Shaw and J. Struttmann. Biodiversity of wasp species (Insecta: Hymenoptera) in burned and unburned habitats of Yellowstone National Park, USA. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 5: 1-15, 1996

Gauld, I.D. and S.R. Shaw in: Hanson, P. and I.D. Gauld (eds.). Chapter 12, The ichneumonoid families. The Hymenoptera of Costa Rica. 389-390, 1995

Shaw, S.R. in: Hanson, P. and I.D. Gauld (eds.). Chapter 12.2, Braconidae. The Hymenoptera of Costa Rica. 431-463, 1995

Shaw, S.R. The biodiversity crisis: a new challenge for entomological teaching. The American Entomologist. 41: 134-135, 1995

Gauld, I.D. and S.R. Shaw (eds.) Hanson, P. and I.D. Gauld. Chapter 12, The ichneumonoid families. The Hymenoptera of Costa Rica. 389-390, 1995

Shaw, S.R. (eds.) Hanson, P. and I.D. Gauld. Chapter 12.2, Braconidae. The Hymenoptera of Costa Rica. 431-463, 1995

Shaw, S.R. A new species of Centistes from Brazil (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae) parasitizing adults of Diabrotica (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and key to world species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 97(1): 153-160, 1994

Lockwood, J.A., L.D. Debrey, C.D. Thomson, C.M. Love, R.A. Nunamaker, S.R. Shaw, S.P. Schell and C.R. Bomar. The preserved insect fauna of Wind River Glaciers in Wyoming: insights into the ecology of the extinct Rocky Mountain Locust. Environmental Entomology. 23(2): 220-235, 1994

Shaw, S.R. and J.A. Lockwood. Biodiversity and agriculture. Reflections. 4: 12-14, 1994

Shaw, S.R. Observations on the ovipositional behavior of Neoneurus mantis Shaw, an ant-parasitoid from Wyoming. Journal of Insect Behavior. 6(5): 649-658, 1993

Shaw, S.R. Three new Microctonus species indigenous to New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). The New Zealand Entomologist. 16: 29-39, 1993

Shaw, S.R. Systematic status of Eucystomastax Brues and characterization of the Neotropical species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Rogadinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 2: 1-11, 1993

Shaw, S.R. Seven new North American species of Neoneurus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 94(1): 26-47, 1992

Wharton, R., S.R. Shaw, M.J. Sharkey, D.B. Wahl, J.B. Wooley, J.B. Whitfield, P.M. Marsh, and J.B. Johnson. Phylogeny of the subfamilies of the family Braconidae: a reassessment. Cladistics. 8: 199-235, 1992

Shaw, S.R. An unusual manner of aggregation in the braconid Chelonus (Microchelonus) hadrogaster McComb (Hymenoptera). Journal of Insect Behavior. 4(4): 537-542, 1991

Shaw, S.R. and M. Inayatullah. Comments on case 2614: proposed designation of Agathis longicauda Boheman, 1853 as the type species of Vipio Latreille, 1804. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 48(4): 332-333, 1991

Shaw, S.R. A taxonomic revision of the Australian long-tailed wasps of the genus Megalyra Westwood (Hymenoptera: Megalyridae). Invertebrate Taxonomy. 3(8): 1005-1052, 1990

Shaw, S.R. Phylogeny and biogeography of the parasitoid wasp family Megalyridae (Hymenoptera). Journal of Biogeography. 17(6): 569-582, 1990

Shaw, S.R. A new Mexican genus and species of Dinocampini with serrate antennae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae). Psyche. 95(3-4): 289-297, 1989

Marsh, P.M., S.R, Shaw and R.A. Wharton (Chinese translation by Chao Hsiu-fu). An identification manual for the North American genera of the family Braconidae (Hymenoptera). 90 pp. 1988

Loan, C.C. and S.R. Shaw. Euphorine parasites of Lygus and Adelphocoris (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, and Heteroptera: Miridae), in: Hedund, R.C. and H.M. Graham (eds.), Importance and biological control of Lygus and Adelphocorus species in North America. USDA Agricultural Review and Manual Series. ARS-64: 69-75, 1988

Shaw, S.R. Carminator, a new genus of Megalyridae (Hymenoptera) from the Oriental and Australian regions, with a commentary on the definition of the family. Systematic Entomology. 13: 101-113, 1988

Shaw, S.R. Euphorine phylogeny: the evolution of diversity in host-utilization by parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Ecological Entomology. 13: 323-335, 1988

Shaw, S.R. Three new megalyrids from South America (Hymenoptera: Megalyridae). Psyche. 94: 189-199, 1987

Shaw, S.R. Orionis, a new genus from Central America, with an analysis of its phylogenetic placement in the tribe Euphorinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Systematic Entomology. 12: 103-109, 1987

Marsh, P.M., S.R. Shaw, and R. Wharton. An identification manual for the North American genera of the family Braconidae (Hymenoptera). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington. 13: 1-98, 1987

Shaw, S.R. and J. Edgerly. A new braconid genus parasitizing webspinners (Embiidina) in Trinidad. Psyche. 92(4): 505-511, 1986

Shaw, S.R. A phylogenetic study of the subfamilies Meteorinae and Euphorinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Entomography. 3: 277-370, 1985

Shaw, S.R. A phylogenetic study of the subfamily Euphorinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) (Ph.D. dissertation). 186 pp. 1984

Shaw, S.R. Stenothremma, a new euphorine genus from Australia. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 86: 869-876, 1984

Shaw, S.R. A taxonomic study of nearctic Ascogaster and a description of a new genus Leptodrepana (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Entomography. 2: 1-54, 1983

Shaw, S.R. A taxonomic study of nearctic Ascogaster and a description of a new genus Leptodrepana (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) (M.S. thesis). 107 pp. 1981

Funding Received:

DEB-9300517, Manual of the New World genera of the family Braconidae (co-PI with Wharton, Marsh, and Whitfield), $300,000, from May 1993 to Apr 1997

REU supplement to DEB-9300517, $11,500, from May 1994 to Apr 1997

DEB-9726141, Systematics of the parasitoid wasp subfamily Doryctinae in Costa Rica, $74,995, from Mar 1998 to Feb 2001

REU supplement to DEB-9726141, $4,000, from May 1999 to Feb 2001

REU supplement to DEB-9726141, $5,000, from May 1998 to Feb 2001

DEB-9306314, Cladistics of the Aleiodes lineage of the subfamily Rogadinae, $47,834, from Jul 1993 to Jun 1997

REU supplement to DEB-9306314, $4,975, from May 1996 to Jun 1997

REU supplement to DEB-9306314, $4,000, from May 1995 to Jun 1997

REU supplement to DEB-9306314, $5,000, from May 1994 to Jun 1997

Studies of insect biology in Costa Rica, $2,000, from 1996 to 1997

Biodiversity of Costa Rican wasps: does anomalous diversity pertain?, $4,560, from 1993 to 1994

Collaborative research with the Universidade Federal de Goias, Brazil, $2,000, from 1993 to 1994

Travel to Costa Rica for biodiversity studies, $1,000, from 1992 to 1993

Enhancement of the insect collection, $1,500, from 1991 to 1992

A systematic study of the genus Isomecus (co-PI with Inayatullah), $3,350, from 1990 to 1991

Insect response to the Yellowstone fires of 1988 (co-PI with Lavigne, Lockwood and Christiansen), $15,840, from 1990 to 1991

Research on parasitoid wasps of the tribe Rogadini, $1,000, from 1989 to 1990

BSR-8617129, Improvement of the MCZ insect collections (co-PI with Wilson, Bowers, and Carpenter), $142,500, from 1987 to 1988

Membership Information:

  • Entomological Society of America
  • Entomological Society of Washington
  • International Society of Hymenopterists
  • Pacific Coast Entomological Society
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • Xerces Society

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