Dr. Adam J. Brunke

Current research and/or projects

  • Assess interactions and impacts between invasive alien species, agricultural practices and arthropod biodiversity
  • Develop a national arthropod information system through the Canadian national collection of insects, arachnids and nematodes, provision of expert identification, consultation and training
  • Develop systematic knowledge of arthropod pests, beneficial arthropods, and environmentally sensitive arthropods

Research and/or project statements

  • Staphylinidae/rove beetles
  • Coleoptera
  • Taxonomy
  • Systematics
  • Identification tools
  • Phylogenetic analysis
  • Fossil analysis
  • 3-D morphological analysis
  • Evolution
  • Systematics
  • Biogeography

Professional activities / interests

  • Subject Editor for the scientific journal Zootaxa
  • Subject Editor for the scientific journal Zookeys
  • Subject Editor for the scientific journal Insecta Mundi
  • Chair of Common Names Committee of the Entomological Society of Canada
  • Member of the Graduate Student Award Committees for the Coleopterists’ Society and Entomological Society of Canada

Key publications

  1. Fernandez-Triana, J, Douglas, HB, Brunke, A, Bouchard, P, Huber, JT, Gibson, GAP, Bennett, AMR, Lonsdale, O. 2021. Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes: update for the AAFC Biological Control Working Group, 2021. November 5, 2021.

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  2. Douglas HB, Kundrata R, Brunke A, Chapados JT, Richter R, Savard K, McKenna D and Dettman JR (2020) Anchored Phylogenomics of Elateridae: some outgroups did not act as expected! Second International Symposium on Elateroidea (online international symposium). October 11, 2021. Invited oral presentation, 30 minutes.

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  3. Chatzimanolis, S. and Brunke, A. 2020. A new brachypterous genus of Xanthopygina from the northern Andes. Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America. Virtual meeting, [recorded audio].

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  4. Brunke, A., Hansen, A. K., Salnitska, M., Kypke, J. L., Escalona, H., Chapados, J.T., Eyres, J., Richter, R., Smetana, A., Ślipiński, A., Zwick, A., Hájek, J., Leschen, R., Solodovnikov, A. and J.R. Dettman. 2020. StaphBaits: using phylogenomics to densely sample and systematically revise hyperdiverse Quediini (Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America. Virtual meeting, [recorded audio]. Invited speaker.

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  5. Fernandez-Triana, J., Douglas, H., Huber, J.T., Brunke, A., Lonsdale, O., Sinclair, B., Landry, J-F, Gibson, G., O'Hara, J.E., Bennett, A.M.R., and Mason, P. 2020. Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes: update for AAFC Biological Control Working Group. 1–4.

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  6. Brunke, A. and A. Smetana. 2019. Phylogenetic analysis reveals major lineages of Staphylinina (Staphylinidae: Staphylinini). Oral presentation. Annual Meeting on the Systematics and Biology of Staphylinidae. Verona, Italy.

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  7. Brunke, A.J., Bouchard, P., Douglas, H.B. and Pentinsaari, M. 2019. Coleoptera of Canada. In:
    Langor, D.W., Sheffield, C.S. (Eds) The Biota of Canada – A biodiversity assessment. Part 1: the terrestrial arthropods. ZooKeys 819: 361-376.

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  8. Pentinsaari, M., Anderson, R., Borowiec, L., Bouchard, P., Brunke, A., Douglas, H., Smith, A.B.T., Hebert, P.D.N. (2019). DNA barcodes reveal 63 overlooked species of canadian beetles (Insecta, coleoptera). ZooKeys, [online] 2019(894), 53-150. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.894.37862

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  9. Kypke, J.L., Solodovnikov, A., Brunke, A., Yamamoto, S., Żyła, D. (2019). The past and the present through phylogenetic analysis: the rove beetle tribe Othiini now and 99 Ma. Systematic Entomology, [online] 44(1), 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/syen.12305

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  10. Klimaszewski J, Webster R, Langor D, Brunke AJ, Davies A, Bourdon C, Labrecque M, Newton AF, Dorval J-A, Frank JH. 2018. Aleocharine rove beetles of Eastern Canada (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae): a glimpse of megadiversity. Springer Nature: Cham, Switzerland. 902 pp.

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  11. Brunke, A., Solodovnikov, A., Salnitska, M., Hansen, A., Zmudzinska, A. and A. Smetana. 2018. Re-evaluating Holarctic species: cryptic diversity in Quedionuchus plagiatus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Oral presentation. Joint Annual Meeting, Entomological Societies of Canada and America. Vancouver, Canada.

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  12. Chatzimanolis, S. and Brunke, A. 2018. Are these new genera? A morphological phylogenetic analysis of Xanthopygina. Oral presentation. Joint Annual Meeting, Entomological Societies of Canada and America. Vancouver, Canada.

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  13. Ottawa Entomology Club. Entomology Fieldwork in Vietnam. Co-presentation with Adam Brunke. September 2018. 1 hour

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  14. Schillhammer, H. and Brunke, A. 2018. Eureka: discovery of male Turgiditarsus Schillhammer reveals its placement in Acylophorina and resolves phylogenetic relationships within the subtribe (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny. 76: 303-322.

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  15. Brunke, A., Solodovnikov, A., Salnitska, M., Hansen, A., Zmudzinska, A. and A. Smetana. 2018. Re-evaluating Holarctic species: cryptic diversity in Quedionuchus plagiatus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Oral presentation. Annual Meeting on the Systematics and Biology of Staphylinidae. Copenhagen, Denmark.

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  16. Chatzimanolis, S. and Brunke, A.J. 2018. Review: Handbook of Zoology, Beutal et al. 2016. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 72: 138-139.

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  17. Chani-Posse, M.R., Brunke, A.J., Chatzimanolis, S., Schillhammer, H., Solodovnikov, A. (2018). Phylogeny of the hyper-diverse rove beetle subtribe Philonthina with implications for classification of the tribe Staphylinini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). Cladistics, [online] 34(1), 1-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cla.12188

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  18. Brunke, A.J., Schillhammer, H., Chatzimanolis, S. (2017). The first fossil rove beetle from the middle Eocene Kishenehn Formation (North America) provides evidence for ancient Eocene relicts within the hyperdiverse Staphylinini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, [online] 15(12), 1015-1025. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2016.1266402

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  19. Brunke, A.J., Chatzimanolis, S., Metscher, B.D., Wolf-Schwenninger, K., Solodovnikov, A. (2017). Dispersal of thermophilic beetles across the intercontinental Arctic forest belt during the early Eocene. Scientific Reports, [online] 7(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-13207-4

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  20. Bouchard, P., Bousquet, Y., Brunke, A., Davies, A.E., Douglas, H., Smith, A.B.T. and Manoogian, J. 2017. 150 years of new beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) described in The Canadian Entomologist (1868-2017) and associated publications. Oral presentation. Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of Canada. 2017. Winnipeg, Canada.

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Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Affiliations

  • Subject Editor for the scientific journal Zootaxa
  • Subject Editor for the scientific journal Zookeys
  • Subject Editor for the scientific journal Insecta Mundi
  • Member of the Graduate Student Award Committee for the Coleopterists’ Society

Language

English