Andrew Short

Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Associate Curator, Biodiversity Institute
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2007
Primary office:
785-864-2323
6002 Haworth Hall


Summary

Dr. Short's research program centers on elucidating the diversity, biology, and evolutionary history of aquatic beetles.

Aquatic beetles are a group of ca. 20 families with more than 12,000 described species. I focus on the superfamily Hydrophiloidea (the ‘water scavenger’ beetles), one of the few lineages of insects to have diversified in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. I place strong emphasis on 1) descriptive, alpha-level taxonomy through collaborative biodiversity surveys and inventories, and 2) developing robust phylogenetic hypotheses for clades of aquatic beetles utilizing data from varied sources, with a focus on morphological data sets. I am particularly interested in combining ecological data generated through biotic surveys with phylogenetic hypotheses to examine the patterns and prevalence of morphological adaptations associated with various aquatic ways of life and shifts between aquatic and terrestrial habitats.

Selected Publications

  • Clarkson, B., Archangelsky, M., Torres, P.L.M., and Short, A.E.Z. 2018. Chapter 15.4. Family Hydrophilidae. Pp. 561-576. In: Thorp, J. and Covich, A. P. (eds). Freshwater Invertebrates. Volume 3, Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., Academic Press, Inc.
  • Sampaio, B.H.L. and Short, A.E.Z. 2018. Chapter 15.1. Families Hydroscaphidae and Torridincolidae. Pp. 519-525. In: Thorp, J. and Covich, A. P. (eds). Freshwater Invertebrates. Volume 3, Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., Academic Press, Inc.
  • Baca, S.M., and Short, A. E. Z. 2018.  Notomicrus petrireptus sp. nov., a new seep-dwelling species of Noteridae from South America (Coleoptera: Adephaga). Zootaxa 4388: 182-190.
  • Girón, J.C. and Short, A.E.Z. 2018. Three new genera of acidocerine Water Scavenger Beetles from tropical South America (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Acidocerinae). Zookeys 768: 113-158.
  • Short, A.E.Z. and Giron, J.C. 2018. Review of the Helochares (Hydrobaticus) of the New World (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Acidocerinae). Zootaxa 4407: 29-50.
  • Short, A.E.Z., Salisbury, S., and La Cruz, N. 2018. Aquatic Beetles of the Upper Berbice Region, Guyana. BAT Survey Report No. 3. WWF-Guianas, Guyana Office. Georgetown, Guyana.
  • Simoes, M.V.P., Baca, S.M., Toussaint, E.F.A., Windsor, D.M., and Short, A.E.Z. 2018. Solving a thorny situation: DNA and morphology illuminate the evolution of the leaf beetle tribe Dorynotini (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.
  • Toussaint, E.F.A. and Short, A.E.Z. 2018. Transoceanic Stepping–stones between Cretaceous waterfalls? The Enigmatic Biogeography of pantropical Oocyclus cascade beetles. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 127: 416-428.
  • Toussaint, E. E.F., and Short, A. E. Z. 2017. Biogeographic mirages? Molecular evidence for dispersal‐driven evolution in Hydrobiusini water scavenger beetles. Systematic Entomology 42: 692-702.
  • Short, A. E. Z., Post, D., and Toussaint, E.  2017. Biology, distribution, and phylogenetic placement of the California endemic water scavenger beetle hydrochara rickseckeri (Horn)(Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 71: 461-467.
  • Fikacek, M., Minoshima, Y., Komarek, A., Short, A. E. Z., Huang, D., and Cai, C. 2017. Cretocrenis burmanicus, the first Mesozoic amber inclusion of a water scavenger beetle (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Cretaceous Research 77: 49-55.
  • Short, A. E. Z., Dikow, T., and Moreau, C. S. 2017. Entomological Collections in the Age of Big Data. Annual Review of Entomology 63. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ento-031616-035536
  • Gustafson, G. T., and Short, A. E. Z. 2017. Review of the whirligig beetle genus Gyrinus of Venezuela (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57: 479-520.
  • Short, A. E. Z., Garcia, M., and Giron, J. 2017. Revision of the Neotropical water scavenger beetle genus Globulosis García, 2001 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Acidocerinae). Zootaxa 4232: 271-281
  • Giron, J., and Short, A. E. Z. 2017. Revision of the Neotropical water scavenger beetle genus Quadriops Hansen, 1999 (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Acidocerinae). Zookeys 115.
  • Kohlenberg, A. T., and Short, A. E. Z. 2017. Revision of the Neotropical water scavenger beetle genus Tobochares Short & García, 2007 (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Acidocerinae). Zookeys 113.
  • Short, A. E. Z. 2017. Systematics of aquatic beetles (Coleoptera): current state and future directions. Systematic Entomology. doi: 10.1111/syen.12270.
  • Short, A. E. Z., Cole, J., and Toussaint, E.F.A. 2017. Phylogeny, classification, and evolution of the water scavenger beetle tribe Hydrobiusini inferred from morphology and molecules (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilinae). Systematic Entomology. doi: 10.1111/syen.12239
  • Baca, S. M., Alexander, A., Gustafson, G. T., and Short, A. E. Z. 2017. Ultraconserved elements show utility in phylogenetic inference of Adephaga (Coleoptera) and suggest paraphyly of ‘Hydradephaga’. Systematic Entomology 42: 786-795.
  • Toussaint, E. F.A., Bloom, D., and Short, A. E. Z. 2017. Cretaceous West Gondwana vicariance shaped giant water scavenger beetle palaeobiogeography. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1952-1965.
  • Fikáček, M., Gustafson, G. T. and Short, A. E. Z. 2017. On wet rocks with snorkels: immature stages of Tritonus Cascade Beetles with unusual modifications of spiracles (Hydrophilidae: Laccobiini). Annales Zoologici 67: 91–107.
  • Toussaint, E. F.A., Fikacek, M., and Short, A. E.Z. 2016. India-Madagascar vicariance explains cascade beetle biogeography. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 982-991.
  • Toussaint, E. F.A., Balke, M., Garcia, M., and Short, A. E.Z. 2016. Molecular systematics of the Neotropical diving beetle genus Rugosus Garcia, 2001 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 70(1): 53-58.
  • Gustafson, G. T., Short, A. E.Z., and Miller, K. B. 2016. New species of diving beetles in the subgenus Platynectes s.str. from the Guiana Shield (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Agabinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56: 79-102.
  • Toussaint, E. F.A., Seidel, M., Arriaga-Varela, E., Hajek, J., Kral, D., Sekerka, L., Short, A. E.Z., and Fikacek, M. 2016. The Peril of Dating Beetles. Systematic Entomology doi: 10.1111/syen.12198.
  • Toussaint, E. F.A., Hendrich, L., Hajek, J., Michat, M., Panjaita, R., Short, A. E.Z., and Balke, M. 2016. Evolution of Pacific Rim diving beetles sheds light on Amphi-Pacific biogeography. Ecography doi:10.1111/ecog.02195.
  • Toussaint, E. F.A., and Short, A. E.Z. 2016. Miocenic Evolution of Brazilian Shield Platynectes Diving Beetles in Amazon Basin Paleodrainage Systems. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France doi: 10.1080/00379271.
  • Miller, K. B., and A.E.Z. Short.  2015.  Belladessus n. gen. from Venezuela & Suriname with two new species B. femineus n. sp. and B. puella n. sp. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidea: Hydroporinae: Bidessini): Parthenogenetic diving beetles? Coleopterists Bulletin 69: 498-503.
     
  • Short, A. E. Z., and C. E. McIntosh, Iv. 2015.  Hydrophilus harpe sp. nov., a remarkable new species of giant water scavenger beetle from Brazil (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55: 665-671.
     
  • Fikacek, M. M. Maruyama, T. Komatsu, C. von Beeren, D. Vondracek, A.E.Z. Short, 2015.  Protosternini (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) corroborated as monophyletic and its larva described for the first time:  A review of the myrmecophilous genus.  Invertebrate Systematics 29: 23-36.
     
  • Short, A.E.Z., L.J. Joly, M. García, A. Wild, D.D. Bloom, & D.R. Maddison. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of the Hydroscaphidae (Coleoptera: Myxophaga) with description of a remarkable new lineage from the Guiana Shield. Systematic Entomology 40: 214-229.
     
  • McKenna, D.D., B.D. Farrell, M.S. Caterino, C.W. Farnum, D.C. Hawks, D.R. Maddison, A.E. Seago, A.E.Z. Short, A.F. Newton, & M.K. Thayer. 2014. Phylogeny and evolution of the Staphyliniformia and Scarabaeiformia: Forest litter as a stepping-stone for diversification of non-phytophagous beetles. Systematic Page 3 of 15
    Entomology DOI: 10.1111/syen.12093.
     
  • Short, A.E.Z. & M. García. 2014. A new genus of egg case-carrying water scavenger beetle from the Guiana Shield (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Acidocerinae). Zootaxa 3835: 251–262.
     
  • Bloom, D.D., M. Fikácek, & A.E.Z. Short. 2014. Clade age and diversification rate variation determine species richness patterns in aquatic beetle lineages. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98430. doi:10.1371/journal.pone
     
  • Short, A.E.Z. & C.E. McIntosh**. 2014. Review and Distribution of the Giant Water Scavenger Beetle Genus Hydrophilus Geoffory of the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 68: 187–198.
     
  • Short, A.E.Z., L. Greene**, & M. García. 2013. New species and new records of the hygropetric water beetle genus Oocyclus Sharp from South America (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Zootaxa 3741: 349–358.
     
  • Jia, F.L. & A.E.Z. Short. 2013. Enochrus algarum sp. nov., a new hygropetric water scavenger beetle from China (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Enochrinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53: 609–614.
     
  • Fikácek, M., M. Maruyama, D. Vondracek, & A.E.Z. Short. 2013. Chimaerocyon gen. nov., a morphologically aberrant myrmecophilous genus of water scavenger beetle (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3716: 277–288.
     
  • Short, A.E.Z. 2013. Aquatic Beetles of the Grensgebergte and Kasikasima Regions, Suriname (Insecta: Coleoptera). RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 67: 79–89.
     
  • Short, A.E.Z. & M. Fikácek. 2013. Molecular Phylogeny, Evolution, and Classification of the Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera). Systematic Entomology 38: 723–752.
     
  • Maier, C. A. and A. E. Z. Short. 2013. "A revision of the Lutrochidae (Coleoptera) of Venezuela, with description of six new species" Zootaxa. 3637. 285-307.
  • Cai, C., A. E. Z. Short, and D. Huang. 2012. "The first skiff beetle (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Hydroscaphidae) from early Cretaceous Jehol Biota" Journal of Paleontology. 86. 116-119.
  • Clarkson, B. and A. E. Z. Short. 2012. "Revision of the Oocyclus Sharp of Brazil with description of ten new species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Laccobiini)" Zootaxa. 3183. 1-35.
  • Oliva, A. and A. E. Z. Short. 2012. "Review of the Berosus Leach of Venezuela (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Berosini) with description of fourteen new species" Zookeys. 206. 1-69.
  • McIntosh, C. E. and A. E. Z. Short. 2012. "New Delaware Records and Notes about the endangered Seth Forest Water Scavenger Beetle (Coleoptera: Hydrochidae)" Coleopterists Bulletin. 66. 294-296.
  • Short, A. E. Z., Y. Alarie, M. A. Garcia, and L. J. Joly. 2012. "Are noterids specialized meruids (Coleoptera, Adephaga)? A reply to Dressler et al" Systematic Entomology.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and M. Fikácek. 2011. "World catalogue of the Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera): additions and corrections II (2006-2010)" Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. 51. 83-122.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and F. L. Jia. 2011. "Two new species of Oocyclus Sharp with a revised key to the genus for mainland Southeast Asia (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Zootaxa. 3012. 64-68.
  • Valladeras, L. F. and A. E. Z. Short. 2011. "Revision of Ochthebiinae of Venezuela (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae)" Zootaxa. 3021. 63-68.
  • Alarie, Y., A. E. Z. Short, M. A. Garcia, and L. J. Joly. 2011. "Larval morphology of Meruidae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) and its phylogenetic implications" Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104(1). 25-36.
  • Jia, F. L. and A. E. Z. Short. 2011. "Description of Cymbiodyta orientalis sp.n., the first species of the genus from the Oriental Region (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Entomological News. 121. 348-351.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and V. Kadosoe. 2011. "Chapter 4. Aquatic Beetles of the Kwamalasamutu Region, Suriname (Insecta: Coleoptera)" A Rapid Biological Assessment of the Kwamalasamutu region, Southwestern Suriname, RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment. edited by O'Shea, B. J., L. E. Alonso, and T. H. Larsen. 63. 79–90, 156 pp.
  • Jia, F. L. and A. E. Z. Short. 2011. "Notionotus attenuatus sp. n. from southern China with a key to the Old World species of the genus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Zootaxa. 2830. 55-58.
  • Gustafson, G. T. and A. E. Z. Short. 2010. "Revision of the Neotropical water scavenger beetle genus Guyanobius Spangler (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Chaetarthriini)" Aquatic Insects. 32(4). 245-258.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2010. "Phylogeny, Evolution, and Classification of the Giant Water Scavenger Beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilini: Hydrophilina)" Systematics and Biodiversity. 8. 17-37.
  • Fikacek, M., E. Gentili, and A. E. Z. Short. 2010. "Order Coleoptera, family Hydrophilidae" Arthropod Fauna of the United Arab Emirates. edited by van Harten, A.. 3. 135-165.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2010. "Hydrophilidae: Review of the Subtribe Acidocerina of the Southwestern Pacific Islands" The Aquatic Coleoptera of New Caledonia. edited by Jäch, M. and M. Balke. 297-318.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2010. "Hydrophilidae: Hydrobiusina" The Aquatic Coleoptera of New Caledonia. edited by Jäch, M. and M. Balke. 319-322.
  • Darilmaz, M. C., S. Kiyak, and A. E. Z. Short. 2010. "Discovery of the water scavenger beetle genus Brownephilus Mouchamps in Turkey (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Hydrophilini)" ZooKeys. 53. 13-16.
  • Short, A. E. Z., L. J. Joly, and M. A. Garcia. 2010. "Discovery of the Skiff beetle genus Yara Reichardt & Hinton in Venezuela with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Hydroscaphidae)" Coleopterists Bulletin. 64(2). 151-156.
  • Fikácek, M. and A. E. Z. Short. 2010. "Discovery of the genus Cetiocyon in the Neotropical Region and revision of its New Guinean species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae)" Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny. 68(3). 309-329.
  • Fikácek, M. and A. E. Z. Short. 2010. "A revision of the Neotropical genus Sacosternum Hansen (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae)" Zootaxa. 2538. 1-37.
  • Short, A. E. Z., P. J. Torres, and B. J. van Vondel. 2010. "A review of the crawling water beetles of Mongolia (Coleoptera: Haliplidae)" Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 159. 205-212.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and M. García. 2010. "A review of the Oocyclus Sharp of Venezuela with description of twelve new species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Laccobiini)" Zootaxa. 2635. 1-31.
  • Oliva, A. and A. E. Z. Short. 2010. "A remarkable new species of Hemiosus Sharp from Amazonian Peru (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Koleopterologische Rundschau. 80. 139-142.
  • Hall, W. E. and A. E. Z. Short. 2010. "A new species of Hydroscapha LeConte from northwestern Venezuela (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Hydroscaphidae)" Zootaxa. 2358. 49-56.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2009. "Two new species of the hygropetric genus Oocyclus Sharp from eastern India (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis. 49. 625-630.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and M. S. Caterino. 2009. "On the validity of habitat as a predictor of genetic structure in aquatic systems: a comparative study using California water beetles" Molecular Ecology. 18. 403-414.
  • Jia, F. L. and A. E. Z. Short. 2009. "Description of Hydrobius orientalis sp. n., the first species of the subtribe Hydrobiusina from the Oriental Region (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilini)" Aquatic Insects. 31. 25-29.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2009. "Micramphiops gen.n. from Madagascar (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Koleopterologische Rundschau. 79. 189-195.
  • Spangler, P. J. and A. E. Z. Short. 2008. "Three new species of Neotropical Tropisternus Solier (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Zootaxa. 1917. 65-68.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2008. "Revision of the Afrotropical genus Tritonus Mulsant (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Zootaxa. 1855. 41-55.
  • Shaverdo, H., A. E. Z. Short, and D. Enkhnasan. 2008. "Predacious water beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of Mongolia" Koleopterologische Rundschau. 78. 43-53.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and J. K. Liebherr. 2007. "Systematics and Biology of the Endemic Water Scavenger Beetles of Hawaii (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Systematic Entomology. 32. 601-624.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and M. García. 2007. "Tobochares sulcatus, a new genus and species of water scavenger beetle from Amazonas State, Venezuela (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Aquatic Insects. 29. 1-7.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and F. Hebauer. 2006. "World Catalogue of Hydrophiloidea–additions and corrections, 1 (1999–2005) (Coleoptera)" Koleopterologische Rundschau. 76. 315-359.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and K. Kanda. 2006. "The water scavenger beetles of Mongolia with new records from the Selenge River Basin (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 155. 9-12.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and P. J. Torres. 2006. "Review of the Hemiosus Sharp and Derallus Sharp in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Berosini)" Zootaxa. 1369. 1-17.
  • Fikácek, M. and A. E. Z. Short. 2006. "A revision of the Neotropical genus Motonerus Hansen (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae)" Zootaxa. 1268. 1-38.
  • Libherr, J. K. and A. E. Z. Short. 2006. "Blackburnia riparia, new species (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Platynini): A novel element in the Hawaiian riparian insect fauna" Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 114(1-2). 1-16.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2005. "Two new species of Enochrus Thomson, subgenus Hugoscottia Knisch, from Costa Rica and Mexico (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Zootaxa. 865. 1-7.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2005. "The Hydrophilinae of Delaware (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" The Coleopterists Bulletin. 58(4). 598-599.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and A. P. Swanson. 2005. "A revision of the Oocyclus Sharp of Thailand with description of six new species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Zootaxa. 1078. 1-24.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2005. "A review of the subtribe Acidocerina of Central America with special reference to Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilini)" Koleopterologische Rundschau. 75. 191-226.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2005. "A new genus and species of Sphaeridiinae from Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" The Coleopterists Bulletin. 58(4). 534-537.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2004. "Review of the Central American species of Hydrobiomorpha Blackburn (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Koleopterologische Rundschau. 74. 363-366.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2004. "Review of the Enochrus Thomson of the West Indies (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Koleopterologische Rundschau. 74. 354-361.
  • Short, A. E. Z. and P. D. Perkins. 2004. "A revision of Oocyclus Sharp of Mexico and Central America (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Zootaxa. 783. 1-45.
  • Perkins, P. D. and A. E. Z. Short. 2004. "Omniops gen. n. and two new species of Hydrophilini from Papua New Guinea (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" Zootaxa. 494. 1-14.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2003. "The Lectotype of Philydrus fimbriatus Melsheimer (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)" The Coleopterists Bulletin. 57(3). 358-359.
  • Fairchild, G. W., J. Cruz, A. M. Faulds, A. E. Z. Short, and J. F. Matta. 2003. "Microhabitat and landscape influences on aquatic beetle assemblages in a cluster of temporary and permanent ponds" Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 22. 224-240.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2003. "Enochrus (Methydrus) grossi sp. n. from the Southeastern United States" Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 129. 539-542.
  • Short, A. E. Z.. 2002. "New Record of Zoraptera in Delaware" Entomological News. 113. 215.

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