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Matthew Gimmel, Ph.D.

Curator and Schlinger Chair of Entomology

Gimmel sampling insects in the field

Dr. Matthew L. Gimmel’s research interests include the systematics and taxonomy of Coleoptera, primarily small-bodied forms, including Phalacridae (shining mold beetles), Cryptophagidae (silken fungus beetles), and Melyridae (soft-winged flower beetles).

He is a subject editor for Zootaxa (Coleoptera: Myxophaga [except Hydroscaphidae], Cucujoidea) and managing editor of The Coleopterists Bulletin.

Selected Publications

Further Reading

Collaborations & Affiliations

  • Collection Affiliate, University of California Santa Barbara Cheadle Center for Biodiversity & Ecological Restoration
  • Species File Group small grant for beetle nomenclature (Cucujoidea) [co-PI with Dr. Tommy McElrath (Illinois Natural History Survey) and Gareth Powell (Brigham Young University), 2019-2020]
  • Collaborator, N62473‐18‐2‐0018 Terrestrial Invertebrate Surveys on San Clemente Island (to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden) (2018-2021)

Press

Patronyms

  • Anillinus gimmeli Sokolov & Carlton (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae)
  • Leptusa gimmeli Park & Carlton (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae)
  • Sonoma gimmeli Ferro & Carlton (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)
  • Sagola gimmeli Park & Carlton (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)
  • Cercyon gimmeli Arriaga-Varela, Seidel, Deler-Hernández, Senderov & Fikáček, 2017 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
  • Pityophthorus gimmeli Bright, 2019 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

Contact

Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

mgimmel@sbnature2.org
805-682-4711 ext. 151