Aquatic Invertebrate Taxonomist/Diptera Specialist/Systematist - Lead Chironomidae and Oligochaeta Taxonomist Department: Taxonomy
Dr. Andrew Fasbender leads Rhithron’s chironomid and oligochaeta taxonomy team. His dissertation work at Iowa State University was on the taxonomy and systematics of the ptychopterid flies of North America. Andrew serves as a peer reviewer for several scientific journals related to invertebrate taxonomy. He holds 4 current SFS Level II certifications in Eastern and Western Chironomidae, Western EPT, and Oligochaeta.