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Riley Nelson

Professor
Biology

2119 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

I am a Utahn and citizen of the world. My personal and academic life intertwines these two ideas. I love the land and people of Utah and the world. I have guided my education to serve all. I believe I serve best by getting humans out in the more "natural" world so its gifts and services to us are more apparent, appreciated, guarded, and enhanced.

Research Interests

I wander freely in researching all living things. I particularly focus on insects in aquatic and desert habitats. My research interests lie at the intersections of taxonomy, systematics, ecology, and evolution. All as humans are incorporated as stewards of the living world.

Teaching Interests

I believe firmly in a general education and devote considerable effort to teaching the wonders of biology at all scales in a framework of human interest and stewardship.

Honors and Awards

  • Survey of the aquatic insects of the Lytle Ranch Preserve, Utah, M. L. Bean Life Science Museum (2012 - Present)
  • General Education Professorship, Brigham Young University (2013 - 2016)
  • Creative Works Award, Brigham Young University (2012 - 2012)
  • Alcuin Fellowship for General Education, Brigham Young University, August (2005 - 2008)
  • Rolling Stonefly Award, Yoraperla publication, North American Plecoptera Society (1995 - 1995)
  • Texas Excellence Teaching Award, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas (1995 - 1995)
  • Tilton Postdoctoral Fellowship, Systematics, California Academy of Sciences (1988 - 1989)

Administrative Assignments

  • : Other (Move to BYU Citizenship?) (2006 - 2011)

Memberships

  • Mongolian Aquatic Insect Survey (2005 - Present)
  • North American Dipterists' Society (1988 - Present)
  • American Entomological Society (1982 - Present)
  • Entomological Society of America (1982 - Present)
  • International Biogeography Society (2000 - 2019)
  • Society for Freshwater Science (1984 - 2017)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Member, North American Dipterists' Society (2017 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, North American Dipterists' Society (2018 - 2018)
  • Other, North American Plecoptera Symposium (2015 - 2016)
  • Conference-Related Role, Great Basin National Park (2015 - 2015)
  • Other, American Entomologist, Entomological Society of America (2014 - 2014)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, American Entomologist, Entomological Society of America (2008 - 2014)
  • Conference-Related Role, North American Dipterists' Society (2009 - 2011)

Courses Taught

Publications

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