Conrad P.D.T. Gillett Ph.D, DIC

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Curator of the University of Hawai'i Insect Museum

 Contact Info 
Office: Gilmore 513
E-mail: cgillett [at] hawaii [dot] edu

University of Hawai'i Insect Museum
Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, Entomology
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, 3050 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI, 96822, USA

Fields of research: Systematics, Evolutionary Biology,
Molecular Biology, Biodiversity, Entomology

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My research interests are in the diversity, evolution, and distribution of beetles; the most diverse organisms, whose study continues to illuminate our wider understanding of biology, and received the attention of great luminaries, including Darwin, Wallace, and Bates.

I have a deep knowledge of beetle morphology and diversity, and am trained and experienced in using and developing advanced high-throughput molecular tools for characterizing beetle evolution. In recent years I have focused on the highly diverse phytophagous superfamily Curculionoidea (weevils, bark, and ambrosia beetles). However, I have serious interests in, and considerable knowledge of, several other families, including Carabidae, Scarabaeidae, and Cerambycidae. I have been researching and sampling beetles since childhood, when I was brought up in Brazil, Europe, and the Middle East, and inherited a passion for nature in general, and for beetles in particular.

I have curated and managed insect collections for many years, gaining an enormous amount of experience whilst working as curator of the Coleoptera collection at the Natural History Museum, London, curator of invertebrates at the National Zoological Collections of Suriname, and volunteer at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. I have been a curator and collections manager of the University of Hawai'i Insect Museum since 2017.

My university-level teaching experience includes having worked as a lecturer at the University of East Anglia, where I was responsible for the organisation, delivery, and examination of two undergraduate course modules in biology. I have also contributed to the organisation, teaching and project supervision of many ecology and biodiversity field-courses in several countries, including 12 field-courses to Ecuador, Swaziland/Eswatini, Peru and Ireland. Beyond this, I worked as an associate tutor for several years, which allowed me to gain experience in the teaching and delivery of many laboratory practicals, seminars, and field classes, and continue to do this as required at the University of Hawai'i. Additionally, I have co-supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

I have always enjoyed being out in nature and am a highly experienced field worker, having planned and undertaken hundreds of collecting expeditions, and having lived on five continents. I have sampled insects in the following areas: Atlantic rainforest, Amazon basin, Brazilian cerrado and caatinga, the Guyanan shield, tropical and temperate Andes, Patagonia, Central America, North America, the Hawaiian Islands, the Caribbean, the Arabian Peninsula, tropical and southern Africa, tropical and temperate Asia, the Mediterranean Basin, and across southern Europe.

Current Status (July 2017-present)

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

The Coleopterists Society


2015: The Natural History Museum, London / University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
 PhD Biomolecular Sciences – Molecular phylogenetics of Curculionoidea

2006: The Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London, United Kingdom
 MSc Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity – Molecular phylogenetics of Cerambycidae

2000: King’s College, University of London, United Kingdom
 BSc Biomedical Science


2017-Present: Rubinoff insect systematics laboratory, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

  • Diversity, distribution, ecology, and systematics of the native Hawaiian bark beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae)
  • Macroevolution and diversity of Coleoptera (Scarabaeoidea, Caraboidea etc.)

2016-2017: Hulcr ambrosia symbiosis laboratory, University of Florida

  • Molecular characterisation of bacterial endosymbiont community across bark and ambrosia beetle lineages
  • Detection of vertebrate diversity using high-throughput sequencing of insect intestinal contents

2015-2016: Gage evolutionary biology laboratory, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

  • Fitness, and survival-through-time of populations exposed to varying levels of sexual selection using the Tribolium flour beetle model system
  • Detection of triploidy in farmed salmon using genetic tools

2010-2014: Emerson / Vogler laboratories, University of East Anglia / The Natural History Museum, London

  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of the superfamily Curculionoidea using molecular tools


2017-Present: Curator / Collections Manager. University of Hawaii Insect Museum (UHIM)

2009-2010: Curator of Invertebrates. National Zoological Collections of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname (NZCS)

2006-2009: Curator of Coleoptera (Caraboidea) and Hymenoptera (Formicidae). Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK (BMNH)

2007-2009: Volunteer Entomologist (part time). Hope Entomological Collections, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, UK (OUMNH)


2014: Lecturer in Biodiversity. School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

2010—2016: Associate Tutor. School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

2007—2019: Undergraduate field-courses taught

  • Tropical biology (year 2) - Ecuador (5 courses: 2007—10, 2015); supervised projects, lectured, marked. University of Manchester, UK.
  • Field ecology (year 2) - Ireland (3 courses: 2011—12, 2014); supervised projects, taught seminars, marked. UEA, Norwich, UK.
  • Conservation, ecology and biodiversity in the tropics (year 2) - Swaziland/Eswatini (3 courses: 2015—16, 2019) and Peru (1 course: 2019); supervised projects, taught seminars, marked. UEA, Norwich, UK.

2017-Present: Guest lecturer, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - General entomology laboratory, Seminar in entomology, Conservation biology


Journal articles

Phylogenetics / Systematics / Molecular Biology etc.

Rugman-Jones, P.F., M. Au, V. Ebrahimi, A. Eskalen, C.P.D.T. Gillett, D. Honsberger, D. Husein, M.G. Wright, F. Yousuf, and R. Stouthamer (2020). One becomes two: second species of the Euwallacea fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) species complex is established on two Hawaiian Islands. PeerJ 8:e9987: 1–14; DOI: 10.7717/peerj.9987

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and E.F.A. Toussaint (2020). Macroevolution and shifts in the feeding biology of the New World scarab beetle tribe Phanaeini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society Advanced article; DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blaa058

Bernard, J. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2020). A new species of cylindrical bark beetle (Zopheridae: Colydiinae) from Vanuatu establishes in Hawaii. Zootaxa 4809 (3): 593–599; DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4809.3.12

Gillett, C.P.D.T., K.H. Osborne, J.B. Reil, and D. Rubinoff (2020). A new species of melolonthine chafer in the endemic Californian genus Dinacoma Casey (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of Insect Biodiversity 017(2): 28–35; DOI: 10.12976/jib/2020.17.2.1

Li, You., Y. Ruan, M. Kasson, E. Stanley, C.P.D.T. Gillett, A. Johnson, M. Zhang, and J. Hulcr (2018). 3-D structure of the ambrosia beetle mycangia and prothoracic musculature revealed through micro-CT. Journal of Insect Science 18(5): 1-8; DOI: 10.1093/jisesa/iey096

Linard, B., A. Crampton-Platt, J. Moriniere, M.J.T.N. Timmermans, C. Andujar, P. Arribas, K. E. Miller, J. Lipecki, E. Favreau, A. Hunter, C. Gómez-Rodríguez, C. Barton, R. Nie, C.P.D.T. Gillett, T. Breeschoten, L. Bocak, and A.P. Vogler (2018). The contribution of mitochondrial metagenomics to large-scale data mining and phylogenetic analysis of Coleoptera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 128: 1-11; DOI:1 0.1016/j.ympev.2018.07.008

Gillett, C.P.D.T., C.H. Lyal, A.P. Vogler, and B.C. Emerson (2018). Statistical evaluation of monophyly in the ‘broad-nosed weevils’ through molecular phylogenetic analysis combining mitogenomic and single-locus sequences (Curculionidae: Entiminae, Cyclominae, and Hyperinae). Diversity 10(2), 21; Commemorative Special Issue "Systematics and Phylogeny of Weevils" DOI: 10.3390/d10020021

Toussaint, E.F.A. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2018). Rekindling Jeannel’s Gondwanan vision? A first glance at the evolution of Carabinae with a focus on Calosoma caterpillar hunter beetles. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123(1): 191-207; DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blx128

Gillett, C.P.D.T., A.J. Johnson, I. Barr, and J. Hulcr (2016). Metagenomic sequencing of dung beetle intestinal contents directly detects and identifies mammalian fauna. bioRxiv; DOI: 10.1101/074849

Linard, B., A. Crampton-Platt, C.P.D.T. Gillett, M.J.T.N Timmermans, and A.P. Vogler (2015). Metagenome skimming of insect specimen pools: potential for comparative genomics. Genome Biology and Evolution 7(6): 1474-1489; DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evv086

Gillett C.P.D.T., A. Crampton-Platt, M.J.T.N Timmermans, B.H. Jordal, B.C. Emerson, and A.P. Vogler (2014). Bulk de novo mitogenome assembly from pooled total DNA elucidates the phylogeny of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Molecular Biology and Evolution 31(8): 2223-2237; DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msu154

Biodiversity / Biogeography / Faunistics etc.

Gillett, C.P.D.T., D. Honsberger, and D. Rubinoff (2020). A remarkable addition to the native scolytine fauna of the ecologically devastated Hawaiian island of Lānaʻi with records of five exotic bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 146(3): 577–589; DOI: 10.3157/061.146.0308

Honsberger, D. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2020). A damage-limiting method for extracting bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) from their tunnels in host plants of conservation concern. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 52: 67–68; DOI:

Gillett, C.P.D.T., D. Honsberger, K.K. Bogner, R.S. Sprague, J. Matsunaga, and D. Rubinoff (2020). First record of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari, 1867) on the Hawaiian island of Lanai (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 52: 59–66; DOI:

Gillett, C.P.D.T. et A. Drumont (2020). Macrodontia crenata (Olivier, 1795) au Suriname (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae). Les Cahiers Magellanes NS 36: 10–13.

Gillett, C.P.D.T., J.E.D.T. Gillett, and M.P.T. Gillett (2020). Mis à jour des données pour le bousier endémique brésilien Diabroctis pseudomimas Valois, Harada, Vaz-de-Mello et Silva, 2018 (Scarabaeidae : Scarabaeinae : Phanaeini). L'Entomologiste 76(4): 197–199.

Gillett, C.P.D.T., D. Honsberger, C. Elliott, and D. Rubinoff. (2020). Two endemic species of Hawaiian bark beetles newly recorded from the island of Molokaʻi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 146(1): 251–257; DOI: 10.3157/061.146.0108

Gillett, C.P.D.T., F. Yousuf, and D. Rubinoff (2020). First host plant record for the endemic Hawaiian ambrosia beetle Xyleborus pleiades Samuelson, 1981 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 52: 5–7 DOI:

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and I. Barr (2020). First record of the entimine weevil genus Rhigus Schoenherr, 1823 in Peru: Rhigus speciosus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Madre de Dios (Curculionidae: Entiminae: Entimini). The Coleopterists Bulletin 74(1): 195–196; DOI: 10.1649/0010–065X–74.1.195

Gillett, M.P.T. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2019). Nemocephalus monilis (Fabricius, 1787) (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Brentidae), an Apparently Recent Arrival and Effective Colonizer of the Oceanic Island of Saba, Dutch Caribbean. The Coleopterists Bulletin 73(4): 871–874; DOI: 10.1649/0010–065X–73.4.871

Gillett, C.P.D.T., D. Gomez, M. de Maria, et E.R. Morelli. (2019). Nouveaux signalements pour deux Coléoptères Dynastides des tribus Oryctini et Pentodontini en Uruguay (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Dynastinae). L'Entomologiste 75(5): 273–276

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2019). Gnorimus nobilis (L., 1758) en Lozère méridionale (Scarabaeidae Cetoniinae Trichinii). L'Entomologiste 75(5): 317–318

Gillett, C.P.D.T., C. Elliott, and D. Rubinoff (2019). Records of seven species of native and exotic bark beetles new to Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Dry Forest Unit, Hawaii Island (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51(2): 233–240; DOI: 10.4081/fe.2019.381

Gillett, C.P.D.T., D. Honsberger, and D. Rubinoff (2019). Rediscovery of the Hawaiian endemic bark beetle Xyleborus pleiades Samuleson, 1981 on Molokaʻi, with records of three new exotic bark beetles for the island (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini). Journal of Natural History 53(23–34): 1481–1490; DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2019.1657976

Gillett, C.P.D.T., J.E.D.T. Gillett, et M.P.T. Gillett (2019). Premier signalement du staphylin bourdon Emus hirtus (Linné, 1758) pour la faune de la Grèce (Coleoptera Staphylinidae Staphylininae). L'Entomologiste 75(2): 73–76

Gillett, C.P.D.T., I. Pulakkatu-thodi, and D. Rubinoff (2018) Rediscovery of an enigmatic bark beetle endemic to the Hawaiian Islands (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 72(4): 811-815; DOI: 10.1649/0010-065X-72.4.811

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and I. Barr (2018). New country records of scarab dung beetles in Swaziland and Zambia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 72(3):433-438; DOI: 10.1649/0010-065X-72.3.433

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and D. Rubinoff (2017). A second adventive species of pinhole-borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae) on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 49: 51-57; DOI:

Gillett, M.P.T. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2017). New observations on three species of eucraniine dung beetles in Mendoza and San Juan Provinces, Argentina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(4): 817-820; DOI: 10.1649/0010-065X-71.4.817

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and M.P.T. Gillett (2017). Records of the tiger beetles Cylindera (Plectographa) apiata apiata (Dejean, 1825) and C. (P.) drakei drakei (Horn, 1892) from Mendoza Province, Argentina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae). Cicindela 49(2-3): 37-40

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and M.P.T. Gillett (2015). The Dynastinae of the island of Saba, Dutch Caribbean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Insecta Mundi 0433: 1-9

Young, M.T., L. Steel, D. Foffa, S.L. Brusatte, J.J.N. Kitson, C.P.D.T. Gillett, M.A. Bell, R. Allain, and Y. Lepage (pre-print, 2016). An early origin and diversification of macrophagous metriorhynchid crocodylomorphs, with evidence for multiple instances of parallel evolution. PeerJ; DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.1345v1

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and R. Preziosi (2010). A new record and locality for the Neotropical scarab beetle Ontherus compressicornis Luederwaldt, 1931 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Lambillionea 110(1): 88-90

Gillett, C.P.D.T., M.P.T. Gillett, J.E.D.T. Gillett and F.Z. Vaz-de-Mello (2010). Diversity and distribution of the scarab beetle tribe Phanaeini in the northern states of the Brazilian Northeast (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Insecta Mundi 0118:1-19

Gillett, C.P.D.T., A. Drumont and Y. Ponchel (2010). The rare rhinoceros beetle Ceratophileurus lemoulti Ohaus, 1911 in French Guiana and Suriname (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidea: Dynastinae: Phileurini). Zookeys 34: 193-198; DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.34.240

Noriega, J.A., C.P.D.T. Gillett, A. Sandoval-Mojica, J.I. Blanco, L.C. Pardo, G. Valencia and A. Santibáñez (2009). New records and distributional range extension for Phanaeus haroldi Kirsch, 1871 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): A consolidation of biological and biogeographic information. Lambillionea 109(4):403-414

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2009). A new country record for Chrysina (Plusiotis) diversa Ohaus, 1912 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) in Central America. Insecta Mundi 0108: 1-3

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2009). New records of dynastine scarab beetles in the tribes Oryctini, Agaocephalini and Dynastini from Cayo district, Belize (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Insecta Mundi 0099: 1-9

Gillett, M.P.T and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2009). Confirmation of the occurrence of Temnorhynchus baal Reiche & Saulcy on the island of Naxos, Greece (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Lambillionea 109(2):198-199

Gillett, C.P.D.T, W.D. Edmonds and S. Villamarin (2009). Distribution and biology of the rare scarab beetle Megatharsis buckleyi Waterhouse, 1891 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini). Insecta Mundi 0080: 1-8

Moravec, J. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2009). Annotated list of specimens of Madagascan Cicindelidae deposited in The Natural History Museum London. Folia Heyrovskyana, series A 16(4): 131-154

Gillett, M.P.T. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2009). Cleridae of the United Arab Emirates and Northern Oman. Lambillionea 109(1): 89-94

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2009). Dichotomius maya Peraza & Deloya, 2006 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini) in Belize, a new country record for this Central American dung beetle. Insecta Mundi 0064: 1-4

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and M.P.T. Gillett (2008). Bubas bubaloides Janssens, 1938 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) in Europe. Lambillionea 108(4): 529-533

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2007). A new record and locality for Megapenthes lugens (Redtenbacher, 1842) (Elateridae) in Southern England: Silwood Park, Berkshire. The Coleopterist 16(3): 146-148

Rejzek, M., C.P.D.T. Gillett, A. Drumont and M.P.T. Gillett (2005). On the distribution and biology of the Genus Anthracocentrus Quentin & Villiers, 1983 in the Persian Gulf region (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae). / Lambillionea 105(3): 353-369

Gillett, M.P.T. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2002). A winter survey of insects and other terrestrial invertebrates on Marawah Island, Abu Dhabi. Tribulus 12(2): 12-19

Gillett, M.P.T. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (1997). A solitary representative of the flower chafer beetles in the Al Ain region: Stalagmosoma albella (Pallas, 1781) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Tribulus 7(1): 22

Book chapters, newsletter and magazine articles, book prefaces etc.

Gillett M.P.T. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2005). Insects and other arthropods. In: The Emirates: A Natural History. Hellyer P. and Aspinall S. J. [eds], pp 168-194 and 352-356. Trident Press, London.

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2011). Preface. In Carvajal L., C. Villamarin, and A. M. Ortega A. Escarabajos del Ecuador: Principales géneros. Serie Entomología, No. 1. Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas. Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador.

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and A. Sedláček (2010). Beginner’s Guide: Geotrupidae. Beetle News 2(2): 5- 8

Gillett, C.P.D.T (2010). Scarabeoid species of the day. Scarabs 60: 8

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2010) Surinamese Scarabaeological Sojourn - A Year in the Amazon, Part 2: March-May 2009. Scarabs 56: 1-7

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2010) Surinamese Scarabaeological Sojourn - A Year in the Amazon, Part 1: March-May 2009. Scarabs 55: 1-7

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and M. Bunalski. (2009). Beginner’s Guide: Scarabaeidae: Onthophagus. Beetle News 1(2): 7- 11

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2009). Beautiful Scarabs in the Collection of the Natural History Museum, London. Scarabs 46:4-7

Gillett, C.P.D.T. and M.P.T. Gillett (2009). A very simple and effective trap for necrophagous Scarabaeinae. Scarabs 42: 17-21

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2009). Some unusual scarabs from the collections of the Natural History Museum, London (BMNH). Scarabs 40: 1-5

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2009). A passion for French rose chafers: an exceptional site for Cetoniinae in Ardèche, France. Scarabs 36:1-12

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2009). Anonymous contributions gratefully accepted! Scarabs 35: 4-5

Gillett, C.P.D.T. (2008). Collecting in Belize May/June 2006. Scarabs 29: 1-14

Sturge, H. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2013) Ask the scientist. Wild World 6:10-11 (interview for NHM children’s magazine)

Sturge, H. and C.P.D.T. Gillett (2008). What’s it like to work at the museum? Second Nature 25:19 (interview for NHM children’s magazine)

Publications in the media

State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Press Release by Governor David Y. Ige, 15 September 2020 (NR20-14) – ‘Coffee berry borer confirmed on Lanai.’
Various news websites:

Science – ‘Can’t find that rare leopard anywhere? Ask a dung beetle.’

Popular Science – ‘The DNA inside dung beetles' guts could help to identify other animals.’

Grants, bursaries, and awards received

2015  British Ecological Society small research grant 5524/6568, ‘Metagenomic analysis of dung beetle gut contents to measure vertebrate diversity'

2013  UEA travel grant to attend EMBO course in post genomic phylogenetics, Erice, Italy

2012  NHM travel grant to collect Curculionoidea in China in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences

2012  UEA travel grant to attend Italian Evolutionary Biology Society (SIBE) workshop on phylogenetic and comparative methods, Modena, Italy

2012  Scarabaeinae Research Network (ScarabNet) travel grant to attend 6th annual meeting in London, UK

2010  Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE) PhD studentship - NHM and UEA.

2009  Lloyd David and Carlye Cannon Wattis Foundation internship program for Zoology grant to undertake fieldwork in Suriname (in association with the Denver Museum of Science and Nature)

2008  Scarabaeinae Research Network (ScarabNet) travel grant to attend 5th annual meeting in New York, USA

2007  NHM Student’s Association honorary position of Visiting Scholar Associate.

2007  Scarabaeinae Research Network (ScarabNet) travel grant to attend 4th annual meeting in Arizona, USA

2007  NHM grant to identify and sort to family undetermined Coleoptera specimens

2006  British Airways conservation travel award to undertake MSc fieldwork in Belize - return flights to Mexico/Belize

2006  Imperial College London bursary to undertake MSc fieldwork in Belize

2005  Imperial College London bursary to study for the MSc Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity