Brian D. Farrell

Brian D. Farrell

Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Brian D. Farrell

Brian D. Farrell is the Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (as of July 2014), and Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator in Entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. He is an authority on coevolution between insects and plants and a specialist on the biology of beetles. He is the author of many dozens of scientific papers and book chapters on the evolution of ecological interactions between plants, beetles and other insects in the tropics and temperate zone. Professor Farrell also spearheads initiatives to repatriate digital information from scientific specimens of insects in museums to their tropical countries of origin. In 2011-2012, he was a Fulbright Scholar to the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Professor Farrell received a BA degree in Zoology and Botany from the University of Vermont and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland.

DRCLAS Faculty Project: Initiating Acoustic Studies in Biodiversity in the Dominican Republic
DRCLAS Faculty Project: Phase 2: Rescue of Eugenio Marcano Natural History Collections: Botany (Dominican Republic)

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