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Brunke, Adam, Ph.D.

Research scientist

Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1903
Email: adam.brunke@canada.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Staphylinidae/rove beetles
  • Coleoptera
  • Taxonomy
  • Systematics
  • Identification tools
  • Phylogenetic analysis
  • Fossil analysis
  • 3-D morphological analysis
  • Evolution
  • Systematics
  • Biogeography

Current Projects:

  • Assess interactions and impacts between invasive alien species, agricultural practices and arthropod biodiversity
  • Develop a national arthropod information system through the Canadian national collection of insects, arachnids and nematodes, provision of expert identification, consultation and training
  • Develop systematic knowledge of arthropod pests, beneficial arthropods, and environmentally sensitive arthropods

Affiliations:

  • Subject Editor for the scientific journal Zootaxa
  • Subject Editor for the scientific journal Zookeys
  • Subject Editor for the scientific journal Insecta Mundi
  • Member of the Graduate Student Award Committee for the Coleopterists’ Society

Research publications

2019

  • Brunke, A.J., Bouchard, P., Douglas, H.B. and Pentinsaari, M. 2019. Coleoptera of Canada. In: Langor, D.W., Sheffield, C.S. (Eds) The Biota of Canada – A biodiversity assessment. Part 1: the terrestrial arthropods. ZooKeys 819: 361-376.

2018

2017

2016

Other science related publications

2020

  • Brunke, A., Hansen, A. K., Salnitska, M., Kypke, J. L., Escalona, H., Chapados, J.T., Eyres, J., Richter, R., Smetana, A., Ślipiński, A., Zwick, A., Hájek, J., Leschen, R., Solodovnikov, A. and J.R. Dettman. 2020. StaphBaits: using phylogenomics to densely sample and systematically revise hyperdiverse Quediini (Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America. Virtual meeting, [recorded audio]. Invited speaker.
  • Chatzimanolis, S. and Brunke, A. 2020. A new brachypterous genus of Xanthopygina from the northern Andes. Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America. Virtual meeting, [recorded audio].
  • Fernandez-Triana, J., Douglas, H., Huber, J.T., Brunke, A., Lonsdale, O., Sinclair, B., Gibson, G., and Mason, P. 2020. Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes: update for AAFC Biological Control Working Group. 1–4.

2019

  • Brunke, A. and A. Smetana. 2019. Phylogenetic analysis reveals major lineages of Staphylinina (Staphylinidae: Staphylinini). Oral presentation. Annual Meeting on the Systematics and Biology of Staphylinidae. Verona, Italy.

2018

  • Brunke, A., Solodovnikov, A., Salnitska, M., Hansen, A., Zmudzinska, A. and A. Smetana. 2018. Re-evaluating Holarctic species: cryptic diversity in Quedionuchus plagiatus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Oral presentation. Annual Meeting on the Systematics and Biology of Staphylinidae. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Brunke, A., Solodovnikov, A., Salnitska, M., Hansen, A., Zmudzinska, A. and A. Smetana. 2018. Re-evaluating Holarctic species: cryptic diversity in Quedionuchus plagiatus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Oral presentation. Joint Annual Meeting, Entomological Societies of Canada and America. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Chatzimanolis, S. and Brunke, A. 2018. Are these new genera? A morphological phylogenetic analysis of Xanthopygina. Oral presentation. Joint Annual Meeting, Entomological Societies of Canada and America. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Chatzimanolis, S. and Brunke, A.J. 2018. Review: Handbook of Zoology, Beutal et al. 2016. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 72: 138-139.

2017

  • Bouchard, P., Bousquet, Y., Brunke, A., Davies, A.E., Douglas, H., Smith, A.B.T. and Manoogian, J. 2017. 150 years of new beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) described in The Canadian Entomologist (1868-2017) and associated publications. Oral presentation. Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada. 2017. Winnipeg, Canada.
  • Brunke, A., Smetana, A. and Buffam, J. 2017. Vertebrates as drivers of speciation in Nearctic Staphylinidae. Oral presentation. 31th Annual Meeting on the Systematics and Biology of Staphylinidae. Helsinki, Finland.
  • Kypke, J., Yamamoto, S., Solodovnikov, A., Brunke, A., Zyla, D. 2017. The past and the present: The rove beetle tribe Othiini now and 99 million years ago. Oral presentation. Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America. Denver, United States
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