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Daniel Young

Daniel Young

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Expert on general insect classification and natural history with specialization on beetle diversity, taxonomy, and natural history.

Professor; Entomology; Director UW Insect Research Collection (WIRC); UW-Madison Core Research Facility College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies Work: 608-216-4756 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Insect diversity and natural history.
  • Natural history museums and collections.
  • Systematics and taxonomy of insects with specialization on beetles.


  • Over 120 research publications and more than 40 book chapters.
  • Teaching and Advisor awards at the College, University, and National levels.
  • 2024 Michigan State University Entomology Distinguished Alumnus Award winner
  • “Honorary Member” designation, Coleopterists Society, “For Devotion to the Society and Dedication to the Discipline” (one of 20 so designated members in the world;
  • Special Achievement Award: “Greatest Contributions by a single Author” (for American Beetles book project; presented by Coleopterists’ Society)