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Shawn Clark

Research Professor
Biology

3101E MLBM
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Research Interests
Identification and classification of insects. Curation of insect collections.

Memberships

  • Center for Systematic Entomology, 1993-Present
  • Entomology Collections Network, 1989-Present
  • Sigma Xi, 1984-Present
  • International Society of Plecopterologists, 1982-Present
  • Coleopterists Society, 1979-Present
  • Entomological Society of America, 1979-Present
  • Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, 2004-2005
  • West Virginia Academy of Sciences, 2000-2001
  • West Virginia Entomological Society, 1989-2001
  • Ohio Coleopterists Society, 1989-1991
  • North American Benthological Society, 1982-1989

Honors & Awards

  • Ohio State University : Presidential Fellow

Research Interests

Identification and classification of insects. Curation of insect collections.

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Fellow

Memberships

  • Center for Systematic Entomology: ( - Present)
  • Entomology Collections Network: ( - Present)
  • Sigma Xi: ( - Present)
  • International Society of Plecopterologists: ( - Present)
  • Coleopterists Society: ( - Present)
  • Entomological Society of America: ( - Present)
  • Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters: ( - Present)
  • West Virginia Academy of Sciences: ( - Present)
  • West Virginia Entomological Society: ( - Present)
  • Ohio Coleopterists Society: ( - Present)
  • North American Benthological Society: ( - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Western North American Naturalist, 2016-12-01 - 2016-12-31 - Present
  • Officer (specify in Other), Utah Lepidopterists Society, 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31 - 2003-01-01 - 2003-12-31
  • Committee/Council Member, Coleopterists Society, 1999-01-01 - 1999-12-31 - 2002-01-01 - 2002-12-31
  • Committee/Council Member, Coleopterists Society, 1991-01-01 - 1991-12-31 - 1994-01-01 - 1994-12-31
  • Officer (specify in Other), West Virginia Entomological Society, 1990-01-01 - 1990-12-31 - 1993-01-01 - 1993-12-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • BIO 494R: Section 005

2019

  • BIO 559R: Section 016

2018

  • BIO 559R: Section 008
  • BIO 494R: Section 004

2012

  • BIO 494R: Section 022

2011

  • BIO 494R: Section 003

2008

  • BIO 494R: Section 020
  • INBIO 494R: Section 018
  • INBIO 494R: Section 019

2007

  • BIOL 494R: Section 042

2006

  • INBIO 494R: Section 040

2005

  • INBIO 494R: Section 031

Publications

  • Gilbert AJ, Clark SM. 2020. A new species of Spintherophyta Dejean, 1836 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae) from the California Channel Islands, USA. 3rd ed.
  • Viswajyothi K, Clark SM. 2020. Apteroyinga andrewsi sp nov (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Galerucini), an anomalous new genus and new species of flightless beetle from Costa Rica. 3rd ed.
  • Niño-Maldonado S, Clark SM. 2020. Carpiradialis, new genus, and two new species from Mexico (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae). 3rd ed.
  • Sánchez-Reyes UJ, Niño-Maldonado S, Clark SM, Sandoval-Becerra FM, Martínez-Sánchez I, Lucio-García JN. 2020. New and remarkable distribution record of Proctophana basalis Lacordaire in northeastern Mexico. 4th ed.
  • Viswajyothi K, Clark SM. 2020. Prathapanius fortis, a new genus and new species of Galerucinae from Ecuador (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae).
  • Niño-Maldonado S, Clark SM. 2020. The first report of Oroetes Jacoby, 1888 from Mexico, with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae). 4th ed.
  • Clark SM, Veal DA. 2019. A new species of Crepidodera Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) from a remnant prairie in Iowa. 3rd ed.
  • Clark SM, Gilbert AJ. 2019. A new species of Phaedon Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1823 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae) from Utah and Colorado, USA. 1st ed.
  • Clark SM, Anderson ER. 2019. A review of Triarius Jacoby, 1887 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Luperini), with descriptions of a new genus and four new species. 2nd ed.
  • Sánchez-Reyes UJ, Niño‑Maldonado S, Barrientos-Lozano L, Clark SM, Treviño‑Carreón J, Almaguer-Sierra P. 2019. Microclimate niche requirements of leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera) in a successional gradient of low thorn forest in northeastern Mexico.
  • Sánchez-Reyes UJ, Niño-Maldonado S, Clark SM, Barrientos-Lozano L, Almaguer-Sierra P. 2019. Successional and seasonal changes of leaf beetles and their indicator value in a fragmented low thorn forest of northeastern Mexico (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae).
  • Sandoval-Becerra FM, Sánchez-Reyes UJ, Clark SM, Venegas-Barrera CS, Horta-Vega JV, Niño-Maldonado S. 2018. Influence of habitat heterogeneity on structure and composition of a Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) assemblage in a temperate forest in northeast Mexico. 1st ed.
  • Niño-Maldonado S, Sánchez-Reyes U, Clark SM, López-Mancilla A, Martínez-Sánchez I. 2018. New records of Uroplata fusca Chapuis and Pseudispa sinuata Staines for Mexico. 3rd ed.
  • Clark SM, Terry TJ, Furth DG. 2017. The first report of Lupraea elongata (Jacoby, 1891) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) from the USA. 2nd ed.
  • Clark SM, Heninger AJ. 2016. A flightless new species of Graphops LeConte, 1884 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae) from Utah, USA. 1st ed.
  • DeWalt RE, Grubbs SA, Armitage BJ, Baumann RW, Clark SM, Bolton MJ. 2016. Atlas of Ohio aquatic insects: Volume II, Plecoptera. e10723rd ed.
  • Niño-Maldonado S, Sánchez-Reyes UJ, Clark SM, Toledo-Hernández VH, Corona-López AM, Jones RW. 2016. Checklist of leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from the state of Morelos, Mexico.
  • Martínez-Sánchez I, Niño-Maldonado S, Villalón ML, Nápoles JR, Clark SM. 2016. Crisomélidos asociados a recursos forestales maderables y no-maderables en Victoria, Tamaulipas. 8th ed.
  • Sánchez-Reyes UJ, Niño-Maldonado S, Barrientos-Lozana L, Clark SM, Jones RW. 2016. Faunistic patterns of leaf beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) within elevational and temporal gradients in Sierra de San Carlos, Mexico.
  • Chaboo CS, Clark SM. 2015. Beetles (Coleoptera) of Peru: A survey of the families Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae (not including Alticini). 3rd ed.
  • Konstantinov AS, Linzmeier AM, Clark SM, Ivie MA. 2015. Review of the West Indian genus Monotalla Bechyné (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini) with description of five new species.
  • Clark SM, Rattu A, Cillo D. 2014. Monoxia obesula Blake, 1939, a species native to the USA and adventive to Sardinia, Italy (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Galerucini).
  • Bosio G, Massobrio V, Chersi C, Scavarda G, Clark SM. 2014. Spread of the ragweed leaf beetle, Ophraella communa LeSage, 1986 (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae), in Piedmont Region (northwestern Italy). 1st ed.
  • Smith EH, Clark SM, Furth DG, Chaboo CS. 2013. 2012 Entomological Society of America annual meeting of chrysomelid colleagues.
  • Clark SM, Lillrose T, Neto LAB. 2013. Leaf Beetles of the Cayman Islands (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
  • Shin C, Chaboo CS, Clark SM. 2012. Revision of the endemic Hispaniolan genus Asteriza Chevrolat, 1836, with descripition of two new species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Ischyrosonychini).
  • Gilbert AJ, Clark SM. 2012. Synetocephalus penrosei Gilbert & Clark (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Luperini), a new species from California, USA. 2nd ed.
  • Barney RJ, Clark SM, Riley EG. 2011. Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: subfamily Cryptocephalinae. 1st ed.
  • Barney RJ, Clark SM, Riley EG. 2011. Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Eumolpinae.
  • Chaboo CS, Clark SM. 2011. The beetle spawn of John Wilcox: Shawn Clark.
  • Clark SM, Neto LAB. 2010. A remarkable teratological specimen of Pseudoluperus longulus (LeConte) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Utah, USA. 4th ed.
  • Barney RJ, Clark SM, Riley EG. 2009. Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Galerucinae, tribe Alticini. 1st ed.
  • Barney RJ, Clark SM, Riley EG. 2009. Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Galerucinae, tribes Galerucini and Luperini. 1st ed.
  • Goodman MH, Clark SM. 2009. Geographic variability in Calligrapha verrucosa (Suffrian 1858), a willow-feeding leaf beetle from western North America (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
  • Gilbert AJ, Clark SM. 2008. A new species of Acalymma Barber, 1947 (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Luperini), from southeastern Arizona and New Mexico, USA. 4th ed.
  • Barney RJ, Clark SM, Riley EG. 2008. Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Chrysomelinae. 2nd ed.
  • Clark SM, Olsen AB, Goodman MH. 2008. The subfamily Donaciinae in Utah (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
  • Clark SM, Johnson RL. 2007. Absence of metathoracic wings and corrections to the description of Chaetocnema labiosa White, 1996 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
  • Barney RJ, Clark SM, Riley EG. 2007. Annotated list of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Kentucky: Subfamily Cassidinae. 2nd ed.
  • Olsen AB, Clark SM, Nelson CR. 2004. Donaciinae of Utah (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
  • Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM. 2004. Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Sacramento, CA: The Coleopterists Society.
  • Riley EG, Clark SM, Seeno TN. 2003. Catalog of the leaf beetles of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Sacramento, CA: Coleopteists Society.
  • Riley EG, Clark SM, Flowers RW, Gilbert AJ. 2002. Chrysomelidae Latreille 1802. R. H. Arnett, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley, and J. H. Frank, editors. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.
  • Clark SM. 2002. Color forms of Monocesta coryli (Say) in West Virginia (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
  • Clark SM, Riley EG. 2002. Megalopodidae Latreille 1802. R. H. Arnett, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley, and J. H. Frank, editors. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.
  • Riley EG, Clark SM, Gilbert AJ. 2002. New records, nomenclatural changes, and taxonomic notes for select North American leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
  • Clark SM, Riley EG. 2002. Orsodacnidae Thompson 1859. R. H. Arnett, M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley, and J. H. Frank, editors. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.
  • Clark SM. 2001. The western North American genus Androlyperus Crotch, 1873 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae).
  • Clark SM. 2000. An annotated list of the leaf beetles of West Virginia (Coleoptera: Orsodacnidae, Megalopodidae, Chrysomelidae exclusive of Bruchinae).
  • Clark SM. 2000. Color morphs of the larger elm leaf beetle, Monocesta coryli (Say), in West Virginia (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
  • Clark SM, Jolivet P. 2000. Timarcha lives (in Montana)!.
  • Clark SM. 1998. Descriptions of new luperine genera and species from Mexico, with keys to related taxa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae).
  • Clark SM. 1996. The genus Scelolyperus Crotch in North America (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae).
  • Clark SM, Cavey JF. 1995. A new species of Calligrapha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from eastern North America.
  • Clark SM. 1993. A new genus and two new species of Luperini (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae) from Costa Rica.
  • Clark SM. 1993. Leaf beetles. S. L. Stephenson, editor. Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Printing Co..
  • Virkki N, Santiago-Blay JA, Clark SM. 1991. Chromosomes of some Puerto Rican Disonychina and Oedionychina (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae: Oedionychini).
  • Hall JE, Amrine JW, Gais RD, Kolanko VP, Hagenbuch BE, Gerencser VF, Clark SM. 1991. Parasitization of humans in West Virginia by Ixodes cookei (Acari: Ixodidae), a potential vector of Lyme borreliosis. 1st ed.
  • Clark SM. 1990. A historical summary of pear thrips in West Virginia.
  • Clark SM, Johnson G, Ivie MA, Jensen GL. 1988. Common aphids on small grains in Montana.
  • Clark SM. 1987. An unusual new genus and species of galerucine beetle from Haiti (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
  • Clark SM. 1986. Occurrence of Monocesta coryli (Say) in Ohio (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
  • Clark SM. 1983. A revision of the genus Microrhopala (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in America north of Mexico.

Presentations

  • Clark SM, Anderson ER. Biology and taxonomic history of Triarius and related genera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Entomological Society of America, Annual Convention. November, 2017.
  • Clark SM. Introducción a la familia Chrysomelidae. Curso-taller Internacional de Insectos de la Reserva de la Biósfera “Barranca de Metztitlán”. August, 2017.
  • Clark SM, Nelson CR. Proposal to include Brigham Young University in the network. Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network . Proposal to the National Science Foundation to include our collections at the M L Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University in the extensive databasing of ground dwelling arthropods. October, 2012.
  • Clark SM. Here today and gone tomorrow: Honeybee colony collapse. Tanner Lecture. October, 2010.
  • Clark SM, Hinkson HR, Anderson VJ. Estudios de entomología. Taller Entomológica. November, 2009.
  • Clark SM, Mower RC, Anderson VJ. Estudios de entomología. Taller Entomológica. April, 2008.
  • Goodman MH, Clark SM. One of these beetles is not like the other: Geographic variation vs sub-speciation in willow-feeding Calligrapha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America. December, 2006.
  • Clark SM. La clasificación mundial de los crisomélidos (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Taller Internacional de Sistemática y Ecología de Insectos de la Reserva de la Biófera El Cielo, Tamaulipas. July, 2006.
  • Clark SM. Los géneros de la subfamilia Chrysomelinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Taller Internacional de Sistemática y Ecología de Insectos de la Reserva de la Biófera El Cielo, Tamaulipas. July, 2006.
  • Clark SM. Los géneros de la subfamilia Galerucinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Taller Internacional de Sistemática y Ecología de Insectos de la Reserva de la Biófera El Cielo, Tamaulipas. July, 2006.
  • Clark SM. An overview of classification and identification in the subfamily Chrysomelinae (Coleptera: Chrysomelidae). Southern Plant Protection Diagnostic Network Workshop. May, 2006.
  • Clark SM. An overview of classification and identification in the subfamily Galerucinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Southern Plant Protection Diagnostic Network Workshop. May, 2006.
  • Clark SM. An overview of leaf beetle classification and identification (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Southern Plant Protection Diagnostic Network Workshop. May, 2006.
  • Clark SM. Leaf beetles of Puerto Rico (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Southern Plant Protection Diagnostic Network Workshop. May, 2006.
  • Goodman MH, Clark SM. Systematic and biological studies of willow-feeding Calligrapha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Entomological Society of America, Annual Meeting. December, 2005.
  • Olsen AB, Clark SM, Nelson CR. Donaciinae of Utah (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Annual Conference. April, 2005.
  • Clark SM, Dohlen CDV. Overview of insect collections at Utah State University and Brigham Young University. Entomology Collections Network, Annual Meeting. November, 2004.
  • Guptill J, Bingham A, Clark SM, Baumann RW, Nelson CR. Macroinvertebrates of Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Annual Meeting. February, 2004.
  • Clark SM. Leaf beetle hosts. Entomological Society of America, Annual Meeting. November, 2002.
  • Clark SM. Biology of leaf beetles. Brigham Young University, College of Biology and Agriculture, Seminar. October, 2001.
  • Clark SM. Color morphs of the larger elm leaf beetle, Monocesta coryli (Say), in West Virginia (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). West Virginia Academy of Science, Annual Meeting. April, 2000.
  • Clark SM. A historical summary of pear thrips in West Virginia. Regional Pear Thrips Conference. November, 1989.
  • Clark SM. Classification and biology of chrysomelid beetles. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Entomology, Seminar. June, 1989.
  • Clark SM. Distribution and biology of Russian wheat aphid in Montana. Russian Wheat Aphid Workshop. September, 1988.
  • Clark SM. The biology of non-leaf beetles. Ohio State University, Department of Entomology, Seminar. March, 1986.
  • Clark SM, Needham G. Use of color video presentations to bring the insect world to the classroom. Entomological Society of America, Annual Meeting. December, 1985.
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