Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)

Adjunct Professor

University of Central Florida
Biological Sciences BIO 441

Telephone: 407-823-0675
Email: barb_sharanowski@umanitoba.ca
Personal Website


Research Interests:

  • Evolution of Hymenoptera
  • Hymenopteran phylogenomics
  • Taxonomy and systematics of Braconidae
  • Molecular characterization of species
  • Parasitoid biology
  • Insect succession on carrion

Recent Publications:

Sharanowski, B. J., Robbertse, B., Walker, J., Voss, S. R., Yoder, S. R., Spatafora, J., Sharkey, M. J.  2010. Expressed sequence tags reveal Proctotrupomorpha (minus Chalcidoidea) as sister to Aculeata (Hymenoptera: Insecta).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57: 101-112.

Lohse, K., Sharanowski, B. J., Stone, G. N.  2010. Quantifying the Pleistocene history of the oak gall parasitoid Cecidostiba fungosa using twenty nuclear intron loci. Evolution 64: 2664-2681.

Boring*, C. A. B., Sharanowski*, B. J., Sharkey, M. J.  2010. Maxfischeria (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a genus of Australian wasps with highly specialized egg morphology, now elevated to subfamily status with descriptions of five new species. Accepted: Systematic Entomology. *Equal contributions.

Lohse, K., Sharanowski, B. J., Blaxter, M., Nicholls, J., Stone, G. N.  2010. Developing EPIC markers for chalcidoid Hymenoptera from EST and genomic data. Submitted. Molecular Ecology Resources. (MER-10-0353).

Sharanowski, B.J., Walker, E.G., and Anderson, G.S.  2008.  Insect succession and decomposition patterns on shaded and sunlit carrion in Saskatchewan in three different seasons.  Forensic Science International, 179: 219-240.

Sharanowski, B.J. and Sharkey, M.J.  2007.  A description of three new species of Helconichia Sharkey & Wharton (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Ichneutinae) with a revised key to all species.  Zootaxa 1502: 45-53.

Pitz, K.M., Dowling, A.P.G., Sharanowski, B.J., Boring, C.A., Seltmann, K.C., and Sharkey, M.J.  2007.  Phylogenetic relationships among the Braconidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) as proposed by Shi et al.: a reassessment.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 338-343.

Sharkey, M.J., Laurenne, N., Sharanowski, B., Quicke, D. and Murray, D. 2006. Revision of the Agathidinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) with comparisons of static and dynamic alignments.  Cladistics 22: 1-22.