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Yves Basset

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ForestGEO Entomologist
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
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ForestGEO Arthropod Initiative

Faculty of Sciences
University of South Bohemia
Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic
Institute of Entomology profile

Maestria de Entomología
Universidad de Panamá

Investigador Distinguido
Sistema Nacional de Investigación, SENACYT, Panama (since 2011)


Ph.D., Biology, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 1990
M.Sc., Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 1985

Research Interests

Older: insect-plant interactions and herbivory in the tropics; biodiversity and host-specificity of insect herbivores; insect spatial and temporal distribution; community structure and taxonomy of arboreal arthropods.
More recent: arthropod monitoring and arthropod conservation; DNA barcodes and DNA metabarcoding.

Editing Experience

Senior Editor, Insect Conservation and Diversity (since 2008), Impact factor: 2.729 (2019).


ORCID number: 0000-0002-1942-5717
184 published papers (October 2020)

ISI WEB OF KNOWLEDGE: 6,152 citations, h-index = 40.

GOOGLE SCHOLAR: 11,448 citations, h-index =56.

RESEARCH GATE:  9,392 citations, h-index = 51.


STRI Labs Panama
Younger days, working on canopy insects.