Professor of Biology
Area of expertise:
Evolution of insects
Ecology of insects
Conservation biology of insects and their relatives
John Hafernik's research focuses on evolutionary and ecological processes at the population or species level and conservation biology of insects. He is especially interested in the evolution of mating systems, isolating mechanisms, and interactions between insects and their animal plant hosts. Hafernik is currently the president of the board of trustees of the California Academy of Sciences.
Ph.D., Entomology, University of California, Berkeley