Marc Branham

Incoming SysEB Representative to the Annals of the ESA Editorial Board

Dr. Marc Branham is an associate professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida, where his lab focuses on insect systematics and the evolution of behavior. He is one of the leading authorities on fireflies and their communication system evolution. Dr. Branham’s research has been highlighted in “Creatures of Light,” an exhibit organized by the American Museum of National History (AMNH), as well as in documentaries by the BBC, NOVA and National Geographic. He received his Ph.D. in Entomology (2002) from The Ohio State University and his M.S. in Entomology (1995) and B.S. in Organismal Biology from the University of Kansas. In 2002, Dr. Branham was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Postdoctoral Fellowship from the AMNH. From 2011-2012, he served as a program director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Environmental Biology. Dr. Branham, who has been a member of ESA for 21 years, has served two terms (2008, 2009) as the president of the Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity Section and one term (2014-2017) as the SyEB representative to the Editorial Board of the Annals of ESA. In addition to his ESA service, he has served on the Executive Board of the Coleopterists’ Society and as a member of the organizing committee for the 2005 ECN annual meeting; he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Zoological Lighting Institute and as subject editor for the Zootaxa. To date, Dr. Branham has served as an ad hoc reviewer for 36 scientific journals.

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