Title: Insect Systematist
Insect systematics, phylogeny and evolution of Collembola, evolution of arthropod muscle proteins
Ongoing projects include a historical collections-based evaluation of changes in Illinois springtail communities; taxonomy and phylogeny of entomobryid springtails; analysis of the distribution of muscle proteins in arthropods; taxonomy, biogeography and organization of springtail community assemblages in eastern Caribbean islands
|Message to students: I welcome students interested in studying the effect of climate and environmental changes on the distribution of soil microarthropods, Collembola systematics in general and the evolution of muscle proteins in arthropods|
|Professional affiliations: |
Society of Systematic Biologists
Entomological Society of America
Entomological Collections Network
Soil Ecology Society
|Selected publications: |
Marcelino J, Giordano R, Soto-Adames F, Garcia P, Webber E, Silva L, Soares A O. 2011. Unobserved diversity in Darwins appraisal of the Azores. Symposium Darwins mistake and what we are doing to correct it. Azoreana, suplement 7:229-240.
Soto-Adames, F.N. and R. Giordano. 2011. New species of springtails in the Proisotoma genus complex from Vermont and New York, USA with descriptive notes on Ballistura alpa Christiansen & Bellinger, 1980 (Hexapoda: Collembola: Isotomidae). Zookeys, 147:19-37.
Soto-Adames, F.N. and C. Guillen. 2011. Two new species of the marine littoral springtail genus Spinactaletes (Collembola: Actaletidae) from Costa Rica. Bulletin of Marine Science, 87: 463-483.
Miller, M.S., G.P. Farman, J.M. Braddock, F.N. Soto-Adames, T.C. Irving, J.O. Vigoreaux, and D.W. Maughan. 2011. Regulatory Light Chain Phosphorylation and N-terminal Extension Increase Cross-Bridge Binding and Power Output in Drosophila at In Vivo Myofilament Lattice Spacing. Biophysics Journal, 100: 1737-1746.
Giordano, R. E, Weber, J. Waite, N. Bencivenga, P. H. Krogh and F. Soto-Adames. 2010. Effect of high dose of three antibiotics on the reproduction of a parthenogenetic strain of Folsomia candida (Isotomidae: Collembola). Environmental Entomology, 39: 1170-1177.
Soto-Adames, F.N. 2010. Review of the New World species of Salina (Collembola: Paronellidae) with bidentate mucro, including a key to all New World members of Salina. Zootaxa, 2333:26-20.
Soto-Adames, F.N. 2010. Two new species and descriptive notes for five Pseudosinella species (Hexapoda: Collembola: Entomobryidae) from West Virginian (USA) Caves. Zootaxa, 2331: 1-34.
Soto-Adames F.N., J.A. Barra, K. Christiansen and R. Jordana. 2008. Suprageneric Classification of the Entomobryomorph Collembola. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 101(3): 501-513.
|Program affiliates: |
Department of Entomology, U. Illinois, U-C
Department of Biology, U. Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
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|Education: Ph.D., Entomology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1995|
M.S., Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, 1987
B.S., Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, 1983
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