Forensic Entomology: Insects as Silent Witnesses
Date: May 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Natural History Society of Maryland, Belair Road, Baltimore, MD, USA
The study of insects on the postmortem body can yield a wealth of information in criminal cases. Dr. David Rivers, renowned forensic entomologist, will provide an overview of the discipline and then get into ways in which insects have been used in medico-criminal matters, especially homicides, neglect and abuse, and toxicology.
David Rivers is Professor of Biology and Director of Forensic Studies at Loyola University Maryland. He received his B.S. in Biology from Ball State University, a Ph.D. in Entomology with a concentration in Insect Physiology from the Ohio State University, and was a NIH post-doctoral fellow in Cellular and Molecular Parasitology at the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the North American Forensic Entomology Association, Entomological Society of America, and American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He also is co-author of the critically acclaimed textbook The Science of Forensic Entomology and conducts research in several areas
involving necrophagous flies and parasitic wasps as they relate to legal investigations.
$10 NHSM Members
$15 NHSM Non-Members
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