Curator of Entomology, Emeritus
Systematics, biogeography, evolution, and natural history of carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae).
Changes in the altitudinal distributions of montane carabid beetles as indicators of climate change.
Biogeography, ecology, and evolution of high-altitude, montane organisms and faunas.
General aspects of biogeography and evolution.
General principles and methods of systematics.
Over the past decade Dave Kavanaugh has been cataloguing the carabid beetles of the Gaoligong Mountains.
Read about Academy entomologist Dave Kavanaugh's research on the effects of climate change on ice beetles.