Dr. David W. Alsop
Ph.D.(Cornell University )
Lab: Colwin -10 - Tel: (718) 997-3427 E-mail: DWAQC@QCVAXA.ACC.QC.EDU and DAVID_ALSOP@QC.EDU
The interests of my laboratory are phylogeny, systematics and zoogeography of New World cockroaches (Blattaria). This work includes extensive field work in the tropics and visits to museums, determining specimens for self and other workers, and conducting various revisionary studies. Current work is identifying and describing new species and finishing a 600 plus page work that gives all the original and updated generic and type species descriptions for the New World members of this insect order.
I have and will sponsor students interested in studying insects, including laboratory, library, and field work, and ranging through their cytological, morphological, behavioral, distributional and systematic aspects.
My recent work includes: Contributing editor to new revised edition of The Torre-Bueno Glossary of Entomology, Chapter on Cockroach Culturing in "Cockroaches as Models for Neurobiology: Applications in Biomedical Research", and Chapter (with other authors) on Allomones. Chemicals for Defense in "Insect Defenses: Adaptive Mechanisms and Strategies of Prey and Predators"
1990 Alsop. D. Cockroach Culturing, pp. 13-32 (Chapter 2) in Cockroaches as Models for Neurobiology: Applications in Biomedical Research, Vol. 1; I. Huber, E. Masler, B. Rao eds., CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
1990 Whitman, D., M.S. Blum, D.W. Alsop. Allomones: Chemicals for Defense, pp. 289-351 (Chapter 12), in Insect Defenses: Adaptive Mechanisms and Strategies of Prey and Predators; D. Evans and J. Schmidt eds., State University of New York Press.
1989 Alsop, D., contributing editor. The Torre-Bueno Glossary of Entomology, compiled by S. Nichols, revised edition, 840 pp., American Museum of Natural History, N.Y.