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Chris Darling

Associate Professor

BSc, Queen’s University
MSc, University of Utah
PhD, Cornell

Phone
416-586-5533
Office
ROM
Email
cdarling@rom.on.ca

Prospective Students

I am currently accepting MSc and PhD students. Interested applicants should send a CV, an unofficial transcript along with a cover letter summarizing their research interests, academic background, and skills. Please check my lab website for additional details.

Research

Systematic studies are based on comparative morphology and phylogenetics with the long-term goal of providing insights into a natural classification of Chalcidoidea. Biological studies concentrate on the ecology and behaviour of parasitic Hymenoptera, with consideration of the implications for biological control of insect pests. Current studies include (1) generic revisions and phylogenetic studies of Perilampidae, Leucospidae and Pteromalidae, (2) comparative morphology of adults and larvae, (3) population biology of Nasonia, (4) organization of parasitoid communities, and (5) biodiversity conservation in Indonesia.