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Allen F. Sanborn, Ph.D.

Allen F. Sanborn, PhD

Professor of Biology

Contact Information

Office: NHS 301
Telephone: 305-899-3219
email: asanborn@barry.edu

Education

  • PhD In Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 1990
  • MS In Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 1984
  • BS In Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 1983

Joined Barry: August 1990

Biography

Allen F. Sanborn, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign), is studying the mechanisms that permit habitat utilization and communication in insects of the superfamily Cicadoidea. The studies investigate the thermal adaptation, temperature regulation, endothermy, ecology, behavior, taxonomy, systematics, morphology, and acoustic biology to understand cicada biology. Dr. Sanborn has a broad interest in comparative physiology and adaptations to particular environments.

Courses Taught

  • BIO 216, BIO 216L Zoology with Lab
  • BIO 225, BIO 225L Comparative Anatomy with Lab
  • BIO 334, Human Physiology
  • BIO 335, BIO 335L Comparative Physiology with Lab
  • BIO 339, Animal Behavior

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms that permit habitat utilization and communication in insects of the superfamily Cicadoidea.
  • Thermal biology including thermal adaptation, temperature regulation, and endothermy primarily in insects but have worked with ratites and guanacos as well.
  • Ecology, behavior, and acoustic biology of cicadas.
  • Taxonomy, systematics, and morphology of cicadas.

Recent Publications

  • 2014 Sanborn, A.F. Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). With contributions to
    the bibliography by Martin H. Villet. Elsevier. Inc., Academic Press, San Diego. ISBN 978-0-12-416647-9. 1001pp.
  • 2013 Mozaffarian, F., and A.F. Sanborn. A new species of the genus Cicadatra (Hemiptera:
    Auchenorrhyncha) from Iran. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 39-48.
  • 2013 Sanborn, A.F., and P.K. Phillips. Biogeography of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of North
    America north of Mexico. Diversity5(2): 166-239.
  • 2012 Sanborn, A.F., and M.S. Heath. Catalogue of the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) of
    continental North America North of Mexico. Thomas Say Monographs of the Entomological Society of America. Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD. 227pp. ISBN 978-0-9776209-6-8.
  • 2012 Mozaffarian, F., and A.F. Sanborn. Two new species of Tettigetta (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from
    Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 57: 119-126.
  • 2012 Sanborn, A.F., and P.K. Phillips. Ecology, acoustic behavior and morphology of the cicada
    Cornuplura nigroalbata (Hemiptera; Cicadidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105(6): 879-883.
  • 2012 Maes, J.-M., M. Moulds, and A.F. Sanborn. Cicadidae (Hemiptera) de Nicaragua: catálogo
    ilustrado, incluyendo especies exóticas del Museo Entomológico de Léon. Revista Nicaragüense
    de Entomología 72(Suplemento electrónico 2): 1-138.
  • 2012 Sanborn, A.F., and J.-M. Maes. Checklist of the cicadas (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of
    Nicaragua including new records for seventeen species. Check List 8(3): 437-442.
  • 2012 Simões, P.C., A.F. Sanborn, and J.A. Quartau. Two new species of Cicadatra (Hemiptera:
    Cicadoidea) from Greece. Entomological Science 16(1): 83-90.
  • 2012 Ahmed, Z., A.F. Sanborn, and M.A. Akhter. A new species of the cicada genus Cicadatra Kolenati,
    1857 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from Pakistan with a key to the known species of Pakistani Cicadatra. ZooKeys174: 41-48.
  • 2012 Sanborn, A.F., M.S. Heath, P.K. Phillips, and J.E. Heath. The genus Pacarina Distant, 1905
    (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) with the description of a new species. Journal of Natural History 46(15-16): 923-941.
  • 2011 Sanborn, A.F., J.E. Heath, P.K. Phillips, M.S. Heath, and F.G. Noriega. Thermal adaptation and
    tropical biodiversity: cicadas as a model system. PLoS ONE 6(12): e29368. 12pp. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029368.
  • 2011 Sanborn, A.F., P.K. Phillips, J.E. Heath, and M.S. Heath. Influence of altitude, habitat, and
    microhabitat on thermal adaptation in the cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Journal of Thermal Biology 36(7): 386-389.
  • 2011 Sanborn, A.F. Checklist of the cicadas of French Guiana including new records and the description
    of nine new species (Insecta, Hemiptera, Cicadoidea, Cicadidae). Zoosystema33(3): 377-418.
  • 2011 Sanborn, A.F., and P.K. Phillips. Elevation of a subspecies of Tibicen (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea:
    Cicadidae) to a full species. Southwestern Naturalist 56(3): 363-368.
  • 2011 Sanborn, A.F. A new species of Orellana Distant from Brazil (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae).
    Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 113(3): 377-384.
  • 2011 Sanborn, A.F. Checklist of cicadas (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from Paraguay including new
    records for six species. Check List 7(4): 465-467.
  • 2011 Sanborn, A.F., M.S. Heath, P.K. Phillips, and J.E. Heath. A new species of the genus Beameria
    (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from North America. Journal of Natural History 45(25-26): 1589-1605.
  • 2011 Sanborn, A.F., M.S. Heath, P.K. Phillips, and J.E. Heath. The genus Cacama Distant, 1904
    (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) with the description of three new species. Zootaxa2897: 35-
    50.
  • 2011 Sanborn, A.F., P.C. Simões, P.K. Phillips, and J.A. Quartau. Thermoregulation and the influence of
    body temperature on call parameters in Cicada orni(Hemiptera: Cicadidae). European Journal of
    Entomology 108(3): 365-369.
  • 2011 Sanborn, A.F., P.K. Phillips, J.E. Heath, and M.S. Heath. Comparative thermal adaptation in cicadas
    (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) inhabiting Mediterranean ecosystems. Journal of Thermal Biology 36(2):
    150-155.

Publications with Student Co - Authors

  • 2009 Sanborn, A.F., and J.F. Maté Nankervis. Hexapod diversity on an urban university campus. Florida
    Scientist72(1): 66-92.
  • 2008 Sanborn, A.F., P.K. Phillips, and P.J. Gillis. The cicadas of Florida (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea:
    Cicadidae). Zootaxa 1916: 1-43.
  • 2000 Sanborn, A.F., and S. Maté. Thermoregulation and the effect of body temperature on call
    temporal parameters in the cicada Diceroprocta olympusa (Homoptera: Cicadidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A. Molecular & Integrative Physiology 125(1): 141-148.
  • 1998 De Lamo, D.A., A.F. Sanborn, C.D. Carrasco, and D.J. Scott. Daily activity and behavioral
    thermoregulation in the guanaco (Lama guanicoe) in winter. Canadian Journal of Zoology 76(7):
    1388-1393.

Research Support and Appointments

  • Editorial Board Open Access Insect Physiology
  • Subject Editor ZooKeys
  • Research Associate, Florida State Collection of Arthropods
  • Research Cooperator, North Carolina State University Insect Collection
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Arizona (2003)

Honors/Awards

  • Barry University Outstanding Faculty Member Award, 1996, 2004
  • Sr. Jeanne O'Laughlin Scholar Award, 2000, 2009
  • Ambassador Jean Wilkowski International Fellowship, 2001, 2002
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2005

Collaborators

  • Ahmed, Z., Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Akhter, M.A., University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Alvarez, P.A., North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bolcatto, P.G., Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Breitbarth, J.H., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana
  • Cartrasco, C.D., Barry University
  • Chawanji, A.S., Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Deitz, L.L., North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • De Lamo, D.A., Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia “San Juan Bosco” and Centro Nacional Patagónico, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
  • De Santis, C.L., Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Dietrich, C.H., Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana
  • Ellis, G.E., Barry University
  • Gillis, P.J., Barry University
  • Heath, J.E., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana
  • Heath, M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana
  • Hill, K.B.R., University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • Hodgson, A.N., Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Lee, Y.J., University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • Maes, J.-M., Museo Entomológico, León, Nicaragua
  • Maccagnan, D.H.B., Universidade Estudial Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Jaboticabal, Brazil
  • Martinelli, N.M., Universidade Estudial Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Jaboticabal, Brazil
  • Maté Nankervis, J.F., Barry University
  • Maté S., Barry University
  • Medrano, M.C., Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales “Florentino Ameghino”, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Moulds, M.S., Australian National Museum, Sydney, Australia
  • Moore, T.E., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Mozaffarian, F., Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Tehran, Iran
  • Noriega, F.G., Florida International University, Miami
  • Perez, D.E., United States National Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Phillips, P.K., Miramar, FL
  • Quartau, J.A., Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ribeiro. R., Comércio e Representação Agropecuária, Pirajú, Brazil
  • Salazar, J.A., Museo de Historia Natural, Manizales, Colombia
  • Santos, R.S., Centro de Pesquisa Agroflorestal do Amapá, Macapá, Brazil
  • Scott, D.J., Barry University
  • Seabra, S., Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Simões, P.C., Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Sites, R.W., University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Stephans, J.M., North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Sueur, J., Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France
  • Villet M.H., Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Webb, M.D., Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
  • Young, A.M., Milwaukee County Public Museum, Milwaukee

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Physiological Society
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Entomological Society of Washington
  • Florida Entomological Society
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • Southwestern Association of Naturalists

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