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Andrew C. Keth

Forensic Ecologist/Conservation Biologist

Professor of Biology

Graduate Coordinator



BS Business Administration Clarion University

BS Biology Clarion University

MS Biology Clarion University

PhD Entomology The Pennsylvania State University


(W): (814) 393-1734


Office:  Rm 253 STC


Professional Associations

American Entomological Society

Entomological Society of Pennsylvania

Society for Conservation Biology

The Nature Conservancy

Wildlife Conservation Society

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Natural Heritage Inventory Program


Trout Unlimited

Courses Taught

BIOL 111 Basic Biology

BIOL 156 Principles of Biology 2

BIOL 382 Evolution

BIOL428/528 Ornithology

BIOL 456/556 Entomology

 Research Interests

            An entomologist by training but a herpetologist at heart, my primary passion involves landscape-level conservation biology.  I am consulted as a Forensic Entomologist and regularly provide my services to law enforcement and wildlife agencies.  Research interests include biodiversity studies and decomposition ecology.

 Recent Publications      


Keth, A.C. and S.C. Harris.  Revision of the world Neotrichia (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae).  The Caddis Press, Columbus, Ohio. In review.

Keth, A.C. and S.C. Harris.  New genus of microcaddisfly (Trichoptera:  Hydroptilidae) from Peru with descriptions and cladistic analysis of the tribe Neotrichiini. Zootaxa, In press.

Keth, A.C. and S.C. Harris.  2008.  Taxonomy of the genus Agarodes Banks (Trichoptera: Sericostomatidae). The Caddis Press, Columbus, Ohio

Keth, A.C.  2003.  Five new species of Neotrichia (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae:Neotrichiini) from southern Mexico and Northern Belize.  Entomol. News.  114(3) 164-178.

Keth, A.C.  2002.  Taxonomy of the genus Neotrichia and related taxa (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae: Neotrichiini).  Ph.D. dissertation.The Pennsylvania State University.  302 pp.

Harris, S.C. and A.C. Keth.  2002.  Two new microcaddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from Alabama and Florida.  Entomol. News. 113(2)73-79.

Keth, A.C.  1999.  Three incidents of human myiasis by rodent bot fly larvae(Diptera: Cuterebridae) in a localized region of western Pennsylvania.J. Med. Entomol.  36(6) 831-832.

Keth, A.C. and S.C. Harris.  1999.  Two new species of Agarodes  Banks (Trichoptera: Sericostomatidae) from the southeastern United States.Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 101(1) 86-93.