I am an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History. I have a PhD in entomology from Rutgers University. I have written several publications (see below) and am a member of Society for Systematic Biologists, Entomological Society of America, Black Entomologists Society, Dragonfly Society of America, World Dragonfly Association, and the North American Benthological Society.
(★) Denotes papers coauthored with undergraduates, which was NSF REU funded.
1. Baskinger, G., J. Ware, Cornell, D., M. May, K. Kjer. 2008. A phylogenetic exploration of Celithemis (Odonata: Libellulidae): the pennants of North America. Odonatologica 37(2): 101-109 ★
2. Ware, J. L., Litman, J., Klass, K-D, Spearman, L. 2008. Relationships among the major lineages of Dictyoptera: the effect of outgroup selection on dictyopteran tree topology Systematic Entomology, 33:429-450
3. Ware, J. L., Ho, S., Kjer, K. 2008. Divergence dates of libelluloid dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera) estimated from rRNA using paired-site substitution models. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 47(1):426-32
4. Ware, J. L., M. L. May, K.M. Kjer. 2007. Phylogeny of the higher Libelluloidea (Anisoptera: Odonata): an exploration of the most speciose superfamily of dragonflies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45(1): 289-310
5. Janmaat, Alida F., Ware, Jessica, Myers, Judy. 2007. Effects of crop type on Bacillus thuringiensis toxicity and residual activity against Trichoplusia ni in greenhouses. Journal of Applied Entomology 131(5): 333-337
6. Karl M. Kjer, Frank L. Carle, Jesse Litman and Jessica Ware. 2006. A molecular phylogeny of Insecta. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 64(1):35-44
7. Myers, J. H. and Ware, J. 2002. Setting priorities for the biological control of weeds: What to do and how to do it. In: Proceedings, Hawaii Biological Control Workshop. Technical Report # 129. Denslow, J. E., Hight, S.D. and Smith, C. W. (eds.) Honolulu: Pacific cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii. Pp. 62-74
In press publications:
1. Nielsen, A., Ware, J. L., Mahar, J., Hamilton, G. Entomological Society of America Student Biosecurity Debate, PRO Position. American Entomologist. Accepted June, 2009.
2. Ware, J. L., Simaika, J. P., Samways, M. Biogeography and divergence estimation of the relic Cape dragonfly genus Syncordulia: global significance and implications for conservation. Zootaxa. Accepted May, 2009
3. Ware, J., Lal, S., Grimaldi, D. Mahogany-dwelling termites: a new species of Neotermes (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) from Fiji. Bishops Museum Occasional Papers: Fijian Arthropod Survey Submitted March, 2009
4. Ware, J., Louton, J. A larva worth a thousand words: imaging preserved dragonfly nymphs using a digital camera. Argia, Accepted June, 2009
5. Ware, J., Grimaldi, D., Engel M. Effects of fossil treatment in diversification analyses of Dictyoptera. Arthropod Structure and Function. Submitted July, 2009
1. Ware, Jessica L. 2009. Review of “Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa” by Michael Samways, The Quarterly Review of Biology, 84(2): 209
Non-peer reviewed publications:
1. Ware, Jessica L., Louton, J. 2009, In the muck: collecting, rearing and imaging dragonfly and damselfly larvae for Encyclopedia of Life Odonata pages. The Bug Dispatch: a newsletter of the NMNH Department of Entomology 1(2):3-4.
I am trained in systematics, specifically focusing on Odonata and Isoptera, and would like to curate Odonata pages (and possibly some lower termite pages as well).