Algodones dunes, Imperial Co., California. April 2014.
I am fascinated by knowing the ants in the context of the Hymenoptera, Endopterygota, and broadly within the Arthropoda. My approach to understanding these lineages is to integrate functional and comparative morphology, phylogenetics, and taxonomy. For my dissertation I am focusing on three topics: the identity and identification of New World ant genera based on males; evolutionary morphology; and resolving and dating the branching order of the basal nodes of the ant tree of life. I am also interested in paleoentomology, biogeography, and macroevolutionary processes.
See my ResearchGate page for publications etc.
Brendon E. Boudinot
Dept. of Entomology & Nematology
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
E-mail: boudinotb [at] gmail.com