Where are the passalid logs!!
Al Gillogly collecting at El Llano-Carti Road, Panama,
Photo by Brett C. Ratcliffe.
Gillogly is a specialist on the taxonomy, behavior, ecology,
phylogeny, and biogeography of Passalidae. Al retired
from the U. S. military and recently completed his PhD degree
at Texas A&M University. His dissertation research
was on the genus Popilius. He plans to complete a revision
of the genus after examining critical type material in Brazil.
projects include: (1) assisting/advising on a molecular phylogeny
of passalids, and working on a morphologically-based phylogeny
of passalids, for comparison; (2) supplementing "Bess Beetles
of Panama", by Reyes-Castillo & Castillo, 1992; (3)
attempting to document the presence and diversity of passalids
in tropical forests before they disappear; and (4) general collecting
in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.