Curriculum Vitae (short version)
- Cornell University, P.h.D., 1983
- Michigan State University, B.S., 1977
Research InterestsResearch Interests
A highlight of Dr. Carpenter's recent work is the project “Taxonomy, Phylogenetics, Behavior and Proteomics of the Social Wasp Superorganisms (Hymenoptera: Vespidae; Vespinae),” which is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Wasps of the subfamily Vespinae include the commonly known yellowjackets and hornets, and they exhibit societies that are the most sophisticated among social wasps. This project is a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis at the species level within the Vespinae, which combines morphological and molecular data along with cladistic treatment of variation in proteomic natural history. The aim is not only an hypothesis of the phylogenetic relationships among the species, but taxonomic revision, interpretation of the evolutionary history of social parasitism, and the socially-driven physiological division of labor within the subfamily.
Nixon, K. C. and J. M. Carpenter. 1993. On outgroups. Cladistics 9 (4): 413-426.
Whiting, M. F., J. C. Carpenter, Q. D. Wheeler and W. C. Wheeler. 1997. The Strepsiptera problem: Phylogeny of the holometabolous insect orders inferred from 18S and 28S ribosomal DNA sequences and morphology. Systematic Biology 46 (1): 1-68.
Nixon, K. C. and J. M. Carpenter. 1996. On simultaneous analysis. Cladistics 12 (3): 221-241.
Carpenter, J. M. 1988. Choosing among multiple equally parsimonious cladograms. Cladistics 4 (3): 291-296.
Wheeler, W. C., M. Whiting, Q. D. Wheeler and J. M. Carpenter. 2001. The phylogeny of the extant hexapod orders. Cladistics 17 (2): 113-169.
Carpenter, J. M. 1991. Phylogenetic relationships and the origin of social behavior in the Vespidae. In Ross, K. G. and R. W. Matthews (eds.), The Social Biology of Wasps: 7-32. Cornell University Press, Ithaca.
Carpenter, J. M. 1982. The phylogenetic relationships and natural classification of the Vespoidea (Hymenoptera). Systematic Entomology 7: 11-38.
Carpenter, J. M. 1989. Testing scenarios: Wasp social behavior. Cladistics 5 (2): 131-144.
Brothers, D. J. and J. M. Carpenter. 1993. Phylogeny of Aculeata: Chrysidoidea and Vespoidea (Hymenoptera). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 2 (1): 227-304.
Carpenter, J. M. 1992. Random cladistics. Cladistics 8 (2): 147-153.
Teaching ExperienceTeaching Experience
- RGGS, “Insect Taxonomy,” Spring Term 2012
- Carly Tribull, Richard Gilder Graduate School
- Ansel Payne, Richard Gilder Graduate School
- Philip Barden, RGGS, from 2010
- Fernando Gelin, University of Vermont, from 2010
- Marcel Gustavo Hermes, Universidade Federal do Paraná, thesis committee member, 2011
- Roberto Keller, Cornell University, PhD received 2010
- Lien P. T. Nguyen, Ibaraki University, Japan, thesis committee member, 2007
- Adrien Perrard, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, from 2010
- Fuki Saito, Ibaraki University, Japan, thesis committee member, 2007
Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School (2008-present)
Adjunct Professor, City College of New York (1996-present)
Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, Columbia University (2001-present)