Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Jorge Santiago-Blay

Resident Research Associate

The focus of my research seeks to provide answers to this question: What processes cause and what patterns correlate with speciation and biodiversity? Because my training, experience, and interests are multidisciplinary, I seek answers from numerous areas of biology, including paleobiology, ecology, behavior, development, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and others using different biological systems. Also, I research a variety of aspects of the history of science, including biology, chemistry, physics, etc. Therefore, I can comfortably accommodate volunteers who wish to do research with me on a wide variety of topics of mutual interest particularly, but not exclusively, arthropods and plants.

 

Department / Division
Education
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Entomological Sciences. 1990 
  • M.A. University of California, Berkeley. Botany. December 1989.
  • M.S. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Biology. 1985.
  • B.S. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Biology. 1979. Minors: Mathematics and Education. Magna cum Laude.
Additional Resources

Editor-in-Chief: Life: The Excitement of Biology

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Publications
Journal Article

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Book Chapter
  • Lambert, Joseph B., Wu, Yuyang, and Santiago-Blay, Jorge A. 2016. "High-Resolution Solid State NMR Spectroscopy of Cultural Organic Material." In Modern Magnetic Resonance. 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28275-6_26-1.
  • Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., Wilson, B. C., and Taylor, C. E. 2010. "Biodiversity of Chironomidae larvae (Diptera) and Oligochaeta (Annelida) in Snyder's Branch Creek (Salem, Virginia, United States of America): Testing for ecological discontinuities." In Proceedings of the XV International Symposium on Chironomidae, 12-14 August 2003. Ferrington, Jr,L.C., editor. 156–167. Minneapolis, Minnesota: The University of Minnesota.
  • Anderson, S. A., Craig, P. R., and Santiago-Blay, Jorge A. 2004. "Fossil insects on the web, with emphasis on chrysomelids and remarks on the recognition of fossil fakes." In New developments in the biology of Chrysomelidae. Jolivet, P., Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., and Schmitt, M., editors. 259–261. SPB Academic Publishers bv.
  • Jolivet, P., Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., and Schmitt, M. 2004. "Foreword." In New developments in the biology of Chrysomelidae. Jolivet, P., Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., and Schmitt, M., editors. ixx–ixx. SPB Academic Publishers bv.
  • Jolivet, P., Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., and Schmitt, M. 2004. "Epilogue." In New developments in the biology of Chrysomelidae. Jolivet, P., Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., and Schmitt, M., editors. 779–781. SPB Academic Publishers bv.
  • Santiago-Blay, Jorge A. 2004. "Leaf-mining chrysomelids." In New developments in the biology of Chrysomelidae. Jolivet, Pierre, Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., and Schmitt, Michael, editors. 305–306. The Hague, The Netherlands: SPB Academic Publishers.
  • Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., Savini, V., and Poinar, G. O. 2004. "Wanderbiltiana wawasita: A New Species of Flea Beetle (Alticinae) from Dominican amber (Lower Oligocene to Lower Miocene)." In New Developments on the Biology of Chrysomelidae. 275–277.
  • Lambert, Joseph B., Wu, Y. Y., and Santiago-Blay, Jorge A. 2002. "Modern and ancient resins from Africa and the Americas." In Archaeological Chemistry: Materials, Methods, and Meaning. Jakes, K. A., editor. 64–83. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. In ACS Symposium Series, 831.
  • Lambert, Joseph B., Wu, Yuyang, and Santiago-Blay, Jorge A. 2002. "Modern and Ancient Resins from Africa and the Americas." In Archaeological Chemistry. Jakes, Kathryn A., editor. 64–83. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. 831
  • Santiago-Blay, Jorge A. and Craig, P. R. 1999. "Preliminary analyses of chrysomelid paleodiversity, with a new record and a new species from Dominican amber (Early to Middle Miocene)." In Advances in Chrysomelidae Biology. Cox, Michael L., editor. 17–24. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. 1
  • Santiago-Blay, Jorge A. 1994. "Paleontology of leaf beetles." In Novel aspects of the biology of Chrysomelidae. Jolivet, P. H., Cox, M. L., and Petitpierre, E., editors. 1–68. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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Book Review
Book
  • Azar, Dany, Engel, Michael, Jarzembowski, Edmund, Krogmann, L., Nel, A., and Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., editors. 2013. Insect Evolution in an Amberiferous and Stone Alphabet. Brill.
  • Jolivet, Pierre, Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., and Schmitt, Michael, editors. 2011. Research on Chrysomelidae. Sofia, Bulgaria: Pensoft.
  • Jolivet, Pierre, Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., and Schmitt, Michael, editors. 2009. Research on Chrysomelidae. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
  • Jolivet, Pierre, Santiago-Blay, Jorge A., and Schmitt, Michael, editors. 2008. Research on Chrysomelidae. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
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