The Sharanowski lab examines the phylogenetic and evolutionary history of Hymenoptera, with a focus on parasitoids.  We also develop mobile solutions for integrated pest management (IPM), and conservation through citizen science. See the research page for more details.




  • January
    • Ryan Ridenbaugh returns from his second Australian fieldwork adventure. Ryan is examining tri-trophic relationships across Eadya parasitoids, paropsine beetles, and Eucalyptus trees.


  • December
    • Amber Bass successfully defended her thesis in December and moved back to Canada. Congratulations Amber, we will miss you!
    • See several new publications out for 2018 on the publications page.
  •  August
    • Davide Dal Pos joins the lab from Italy! Welcome Davide
    • Miles Zhang has graduated and started a post-doc at the University of Florida. Congratulations and we will miss you Miles!
  • July
    • Sharanowski Lab hosted four high school interns as part of the Orlando Science Center Catalyst program. Links to their species pages can be found here.
    • Amber Bass, Miles Zhang, Davide Dal Pos, and Worapong (Beer) Atsawasiramanee attended the 9th International Congress of Hymenopterists in Matsuyama, Japan.
    • Dr. Sharanowski became the 2nd woman president of the International Society of Hymenopterists at the Congress!
  • June
    • New publications from Ryan Ridenbaugh, Erin Barbeau, Patrick Piekarski, Dr. Miles Zhang, Jacqueline Meyer, Leanne Peixoto, and Dr. Sharanowski. Check them out on our publications page!
    • The lab gave a tour to campers from the Orlando Science Center’s Citizen Science Academy.
  •  May
  • April
  • March
  • February
  •  January
    • Image taken by Nash was selected as the cover for the lastest dynastine scarab beetles identification book. Click here to order your copy!