Gregory W Courtney

Gregory W Courtney

  • Professor
  • Curator of Iowa State Insect Collection
Dr. Greg Courtney is a broad-based organismal biologist whose primary research interests are in insect taxonomy, aquatic entomology, and arthropod biodiversity. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, most representing either systematic revisions of major taxa or regional studies of faunal biodiversity. Courtney’s pedagogical activities encompass development and instruction of several courses, including Aquatic Insects, Systematic Entomology, Advanced Systematics, and various field- and special-topics courses. He is known for his commitment to providing field experiences for students through trips to local and out-of-state destinations (e.g., Appalachian Mountains, Pacific Northwest).

Areas of Expertise: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Aquatic Insects, Systematics


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401 Science 2
2310 Pammel Dr.
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  • B.S., Entomology, Oregon State University, 1982
  • B.S., Zoology, Oregon State University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Entomology, University of Alberta, 1989

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