Alison Young
Co-Director, Center for Biodiversity and Community Science
Community/Citizen Science, Marine Biology, Intertidal Ecology

The California Academy of Sciences Center for Biodiversity and Community Science connects people to their local nature and each other while simultaneously collecting data critical to science and management.

Robert Zuparko
Research Associate, Entomology

Research Areas

Encyrtidae of California

The Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera) comprise one of the most important groups of insects used for the biological control of economic pests. However there has never been a systematic attempt to characterize the Nearctic fauna. As a preliminary to such a study, I am compiling a checklist of the species found in California, including both native species as well as those established here in biocontrol programs.