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Brunke, Adam, Ph.D.

Research scientist

Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1903

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


  • 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


  • 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.




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