Advisor: Wendy Moore
I study pseudoscorpion phylogenetics and systematics. My current focus is on revising the subfamily Microcreagrinae in the family Neobisiidae. These pseudoscorpions are usually found in leaf litter throughout the northern hemisphere. I am also interested in looking at the population genetics of pseudoscorpions in the Sky Islands.
Honors and Awards:
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute fellow, 2012
Hughes, G.B. & Moore, W. 2011. Pink bollworm and its look-alikes. Online http://itp.lucidcentral.org/id/pbw/Welcome.html.
Hughes, G.B. 2011. Morphological analysis of montane scorpions of the genus Vaejovis (Scorpiones: Vajovidae) in Arizona with revised diagnoses and description of a new species. Journal of Arachnology 39(3): 420-438.
Sissom, W.D., Hughes, G.B., Bryson, R.W., & Prendini, L. accepted for publication. A new species of the genus Vaejovis from the Hualapai Mountains of Arizona (Arachnida: Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). American Museum Novitates 3472: 1-19