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Torsten Dikow

  • Research Entomologist / Curator of Diptera
  • National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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Research interests

Phylogeny and revisionary taxonomy of asiloid flies (Diptera: Apioceridae Asilidae Mydidae); cybertaxonomic tools; open access to biodiversity data.

About

Born and raised in Rostock, Germany. University education at Universität Rostock (Oct 1996 - Jul 1999, Oct 2000 - Jan 2002), University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (Aug 1999 - May 2000, now University of KwaZulu-Natal), and Cornell University and American Museum of Natural History (Aug 2002 - Aug 2007). Summer internship at National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (May 2000 - Aug 2000) and visiting researcher at COBICE, Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Aug 2001, Feb-Mar 2002). Since Nov 2012 Research Entomologist and Curator of Diptera at National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

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Publications

Genomic and transcriptomic resources for assassin flies including the complete genome sequence of Proctacanthus coquilletti (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae) and 16 representative transcriptomes

  • Dikow R
  • Frandsen P
  • Turcatel M
PeerJ (2017)
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A review of the genus Trichoura Londt, 1994 with the description of a new species from the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and a key to world Willistonininae (Diptera, Asilidae)

  • Londt J
  • Dikow T
African Invertebrates (2016)
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Fauna Europaea: Diptera – Brachycera

  • Pape T
  • Beuk P
  • Pont A
Biodiversity Data Journal (2015)
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Review of Anasillomos Londt, 1983 with the description of a new species (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae)

  • Dikow T
Biodiversity Data Journal (2015)
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Utilizing online resources for taxonomy: a cybercatalog of Afrotropical apiocerid flies (Insecta: Diptera: Apioceridae)

  • Dikow T
  • Agosti D
Biodiversity Data Journal (2015)
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Professional experience

Research Entomologist / Curator of Diptera

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

November 2012 - Present

Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

September 2012 - October 2012 (a month)

Research Scientist / Postdoctoral Research Associate

Biodiversity Synthesis Center, Field Museum of Natural History

January 2008 - August 2012 (5 years)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

American Museum of Natural History

September 2007 - December 2007 (3 months)

Education history

Systematic Entomology, Cornell University

Ph.D.

August 2002 - August 2007 (5 years)

Allgemeine und Spezielle Zoologie, Universität Rostock

Diploma in Biology

October 1996 - January 2002 (5 years)