Duckett, Catherine N.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1993
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Entomology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Insect Anatomy, Leaf beetle systematics, Women in Science.
Leaf-beetle (Chrysomelidae) Ecology, Systematics and Taxonomy of leaf beetles.
Memberships and Professional Service
Coleopterist's Society, Entomological Society of America; Entomological Society of Brazil; New York Entomological Society. Former Coleoptera Editor, Zootaxa. Reviewer National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Catherine (r) and Elizabeth Farnsworth taking a break from watching spider foraging, 1982. (E. Farnsworth photo).
Grants, Honors, and Awards
National Science Foundation. ADVANCE Institutional transformation grant, RU-FAIR to Rutgers University, 2008; RU-STEPed up for Success to Rutgers, 2008;ADVANCE Fellowship Smithsonian Institution and Rutgers University. Phylogeny of Flea Beetles: Testing 3 Hypotheses of Relatedness Using 3 Different Data Sets: Larval and Adult Morphology and DNA Sequence Data (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) 2002-2005; Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Río Piedras, “Reconocimiento por Excelencia Académica y Productividad”, 1999; Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship to Venezuela 1989-90.
Academic Interests and Plans
I am interested in the systematics of the giant flea beetles (Oedionychinae) as well as the evolution of the Chrysomelidae per se. I am also interested in pursuing research on how women find and keep functional mentors in academia in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.