Invertebrate Zoology

Collection Manager Robert L. "Bob" DavidsonBob Davidson
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Bob Davidson is the Collection Manager for the Section of Invertebrate Zoology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. The Invertebrate Zoology collection is one of the largest and most representative in the world. Davidson received his MS and BA from the University of Vermont. He grew up in Vermont, New York, Minnesota, and Florida, with a couple of years in Italy and several years in the Peace Corps in Nepal.

Davidson’s primary research focuses on systematics, biology, behavior and zoogeography of the Carabidae (Coleoptera). His current projects include revisions of the genus Chlaenius in Middle America, South America and the West Indies, catalogues of the Carabidae of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and description of a new Megacephala from Mexico. Fieldwork has been worldwide, but especially in Hispaniola and Ecuador.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is ranked as one of the top five natural history museums in the country. The museum maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 21 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. More information is available at

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