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Jong-Seok Park

Ph.D. Canidate
Email: jpark16@tigers.lsu.edu

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During my childhood, I spent much time catching bugs such as grasshoppers, cicadas and stag beetles and raising them. At that time, I didn't know the hobby would be my future job, but I had aspirations toward fieldwork. Finally, I enrolled into the Department of Biology, Chungnam National University (Daejeon, Korea) and had the good fortune to meet Dr. Kee-Jeong Ahn, who is working on insect taxonomy and systematics. My goal of life, a beetle taxonomist, has not changed since I met him. I worked on beetle taxonomy in Dr. Ahn's lab for 5 years and obtained a masters degree. Of course, I have learned much in the lab there, but I was also eager to learn in other environments. I began my Ph.D. study during fall 2007 in Dr. Carlton's lab.

I am broadly interested in beetle taxonomy and systematics, but I am focusing on the subfamilies Aleocharinae and Pselaphinae (Staphylinidae), both poorly known animal groups with many taxonomic challenges. I am presently preparing to revise the supertribe Faronitae, a basal group of the Pselaphinae, as my dissertation research.

Publications:

  • Park, J.-S., and C. E. Carlton. 2011. Revision of the New Zealand Genus Exeirarthra (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae: Faronitae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America: in press.
  • Park, J.-S., Y.-H. Kim, and K.-J. Ahn. 2011. Three staphylinid species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in South Korea. Entomological Research 41: 75-80. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S., and K.-J. Ahn. 2010. Korean species of Aleochara Gravenhorst subgenus Xenochara Mulsant & Rey (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae). Zookeys 60: 21-36. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S., and K.-J. Ahn. 2010. Redescription of Aleochara (Aleochara) kochi Bernhauer with a lectotype designation and key to species of the subgenus Aleochara (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) from the Far East. Journal of the Kansas entomological society 83: 313-317. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S., C. E. Carlton, and M. L. Ferro. 2010. Diversity and taxonomic review of Leptusa Kraatz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A., with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 2662: 1-27. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S., and K.-J. Ahn. 2009. Taxonomic Notes on Aleochara (Aleochara) claviger (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Florida Entomologist 92: 521-523. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S., M.-J. Jeon and K.-J. Ahn. 2008. Description of Heterota sunjaei sp. nov. from Korean seashores and an annotated catalog of the littoral genus Heterota (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Canadian Entomologist 140: 11-118. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S., M.-J. Jeon and K.-J. Ahn. 2007. Three littoral Athetini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) species new to Korea. Entomological Research 37(3): 208-212.PDF reprint.
  • Ahn, K.-G., S.-J. Park, S.-M. Choi and J.-S. Park. 2006. Comparative Analysis of Long-term Water Quality Data Monitored in Andong and Imha Reservoirs. Korean Journal of Limnology 39(1): 21-31.
  • Park, J.-S. and K.-J. Ahn. 2006. Taxonomy of two oxypodine genera Procallus Sharp and Rhomphocallus Assing in Korea (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Entomological Research 36(2006): 1-5. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S., K.-M. Yang and K.-J. Ahn. 2005. First Record of the Family Passandridae in Korea (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Entomological Research 35(3): 173-175. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S. and K.-J. Ahn. 2005. A Taxonomic Note on the Little Known Family Prostomidae in Korea (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea). Entomological Research 35(3): 169-171. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S. and K.-J. Ahn. 2005. Autalia villosa, a new species from Korea, and an annotated catalog of the genus Autalia Leach (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Zootaxa 1043: 1-16. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S. and K.-J. Ahn. 2004. Taxonomic Note on Littoral Aleochara Gravenhorst Species in Korea (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Entomological Research 34(3): 195-198. PDF reprint.
  • Park, J.-S. and K.-J. Ahn. 2003. Three Lomechusini Species New to Korea (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Insecta Koreana 20(3, 4): 353-357. PDF reprint.