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Forensic Entomology

Forensic Entomology

General Information

Date:          May 21st


Lecturer:  Dr. Jeff Tomberlin



Certification: Certificate of Participation


Schedule:       09h00 - 12h30

                         14h15 - 18h15



9h00 Welcome and review of outline

9h15 Introduction to Case Work

9h45 Visit Decomposition Site


10h45 Break


11h00 Forensic Entomology: The Hidden Witness

11h45 The Etymology of Entomology

12h30 Forensically Relevant Insects


13h15 Lunch


14h15 Proper Methods for Collecting and Processing Insects

15h00 Time of Colonization

15h45 Extended Applications


16h30 Break


16h45 Visit Decomposition Site

17h30 Mock Cases

18h15 Closing Comments


Dr. Jeff Tomberlin

  • Director and principal investigator of FLIES Facility at Texas A&M University

  • B.S. in Biology from the University of Georgia

  • M.S. in Entomology from Clemson University

  • Received his doctorate from the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia

  • Faculty position in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University

  • Active participant in the North American Forensic Entomology Conference and North American Forensic Entomology Association

  • Certified by the American Board of Forensic Entomology

  • Teaches An Introduction to the Forensic Sciences and Science and Law

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