I am an evolutionary biologist and entomologist interested in documenting earth’s biodiversity.
The descriptive part of my work involves discovering new extant and fossil species and providing
traditional and interactive identification keys. This is done in the context of monographic works
(revisions) that are important because they synthesize all relevant information for a particular taxon,
including data on taxonomy, biology, behavior and biogeography. The historical part of my research
involves understanding the phylogenetic relationships between taxa using morphological and molecular
data and examining the evolution of several characters such as sexual structures and mandible size. I
am also interested in the evolution of myrmecophily in several lineages of Xanthopygina rove beetles.
Stylianos 'Stelios' Chatzimanolis
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Ave. Dept 2653
Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA.