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Scott Grubbs, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
Scott Grubbs, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
- Professor

BIOL 122 - Biological Concepts: Evolution, Diversity & Ecology

BIOL 224 - Animal Biology & Diversity

BIOL 316 - Evolution

BIOL 405 - Aquatic Insect Diversity

BIOL 497 - Aquatic Field Ecology


Systematics and Biogeography of stoneflies (order Plecoptera)


Ph.D. - 1998, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biological Sciences
B.S. - 1990, Central Michigan University, Department of Biology

Recent Publications

Grubbs, S.A. & S. Wei. 2017. Morphological systematics of Leuctra duplicata Claassen, 1923 species group (Plecoptera: Leuctridae). Illiesia, 13: 57–67. http://illiesia.speciesfile.org/papers/Illiesia13-05.pdf


Grubbs, S.A. 2016. Taxonomic notes on the eggs of eastern Nearctic Isoperla (Plecoptera: Perlodidae: Isoperlinae). Illiesia, 12: 35–41. http://illiesia.speciesfile.org/papers/Illiesia12-08.pdf


DeWalt, R.E., S.A. Grubbs, B.J. Armitage, R.W. Baumann, S.M. Clark & M.J. Bolton. 2016. Atlas of Ohio Aquatic Insects, Volume II, Plecoptera. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e10723. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.4.e10723


Grubbs, S.A. 2015. Leuctra schusteri, a new stonefly species (Plecoptera: Leuctridae) of the L. tenuis (Pictet) group from the southeastern U.S.A. Illiesia, 11: 147–166. http://illiesia.speciesfile.org/papers/Illiesia11-12.pdf


Grubbs, S.A., R.W. Baumann & A.L. Sheldon. 2015. A review of eastern Nearctic Zapada with a new species from the Great Smoky Mountains (Plecoptera, Nemouridae). Freshwater Science, 34: 1312–1323. doi: 10.1086/683037


Tarter, D.C., D.L. Chaffee, S.A. Grubbs & R.E. DeWalt. 2015. New state records of Kentucky (USA) stoneflies (Plecoptera). Illiesia, 11: 167–174. http://illiesia.speciesfile.org/papers/Illiesia11-13.pdf


Grubbs, S.A., R.W. Baumann, R.E. DeWalt & T. Tweddale. 2014. A review of eastern Nearctic Prostoia (Ricker) (Plecoptera: Nemouridae), including the description of a new species and a surprising range extension for P. hallasi Kondratieff & Kirchner. ZooKeys, 401: 11–30. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.401.7299


Sheldon, A.L. & S.A. Grubbs. 2014. Distributional ecology of a rare, endemic stonefly. Freshwater Science, 33: 1119–1126. doi: 10.1086/678049


Grubbs, S.A., M. Pessino & R.E. DeWalt. 2013. Distribution patterns of Ohio stoneflies, with an emphasis on rare and uncommon species. Journal of Insect Science, 13.72. http://www.insectscience.org/13.72/i1536-2442-13-72.pdf


Grubbs, S.A., B.C. Kondratieff, B.P. Stark & R.E. DeWalt. 2013. A review of Zealeuctra Ricker (Plecoptera: Leuctridae) with the description of a new species from the Cumberland Plateau region of eastern North America. ZooKeys, 344: 17–47. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.344.5912


Grubbs, S.A. 2012. An amended redescription of the male of Perlesta etnieri (Plecoptera: Perlidae) plus new Perlesta state records. Illiesia, 8: 111–113. http://www2.pms-lj.si/illiesia/papers/Illiesia08-09.pdf


Grubbs, S.A. & R.E. DeWalt. 2012. Perlesta ephelida (Plecoptera: Perlidae), a new eastern Nearctic stonefly species. ZooKeys, 194: 1–15. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.194.2972


Grubbs, S.A., M. Pessino & R.E. DeWalt. 2012. Michigan Plecoptera (Stoneflies): distribution patterns and an updated species list. Illiesia, 8: 162–173. http://www2.pms-lj.si/illiesia/papers/Illiesia08-18.pdf


DeWalt, R.E., Y. Cao, S.A. Grubbs, L. Hinz, T. Tweddale, J.L. Robinson & M. Pessino. 2012. Modeling presettlement range of stoneflies in Midwest, U.S.A. and Canada. Perla, 30: 15–22. http://plecoptera.speciesfile.org/HomePage/Plecoptera/LitArchive/PerlaNo30_2012.pdf


DeWalt, R.E., Y. Cao, T. Tweddale, S.A. Grubbs, L. Hinz & M. Pessino. 2012. Ohio USA stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera): species richness estimation, distribution of functional niche traits, drainage affiliations, and relationship to other state faunas. ZooKeys, 178: 1–26. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.178.2616

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