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Steven C. Harris

Aquatic Biologist



B.A. Biology, Lock Haven University

M.S. Wildlife Biology, West Virginia University

Ph.D. Entomology, North Dakota State University


(W):  (814)-393-2197


Office:  251 STC


Professional Associations

North American Benthological Society

Entomological Society of Washington

New York Entomological Society

American Entomological Society

Pennsylvania Academy of Science

Center for Systematic Entomology

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Florida A&M University

Research Interests

My research interests are concentrated in two areas; the taxonomy and systematics of aquatic insects, primarily caddisflies, with emphasis on the microcaddisflies and in the assessment of streams impacted in various ways. Much of my recent caddisflies studies are centered in the southeastern United States, with occasional projects in Central and South America.  Much of my recent stream assessment work has been concerned with the impact of mine-acid drainage on aquatic systems. 

Recent Publications:

Rasmussen, A., S. Harris, and D. Denson. 2008. Two new species of Leptoceridae (Trichoptera) from Florida, USA. Zootaxa. 1779: 55-64.

Keth, A. and S. Harris. 2008. The North American genus Agarodes Banks (Trichoptera: Sericostomatidae). Caddis Press, Columbus Ohio, 33 p.

Rassmussen, A. and S. Harris. 2008. Triaenodes lagota n.sp. and Triaenodes cf. tardus in K. Manuel, The longhorn caddisfly genus Triaenodes (Trichopter: Leptoceridae) in North America. Caddis Press, Columbus, Ohio, 107 p.

Morse, J., N. Rozhkova, A. Prather, T. Vshivkova, and S. Harris. 2006. Trichoptera of Mongolia, with emphasis on the Hovsgol drainage fauna. In C. Goulden, T. Sitnikova, J. Gelhaus, and B. Boldgiv. The geology, biodiversity and ecology of Lake Hovsgol (Mongolia). Backhuys Publishers, 525 p.