David B. Richman

David B. Richman received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 1970 and 1973, and his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1977. These degrees were, however, in zoology, with a specialty in invertebrates. He is currently College Professor Emeritus with the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science and formerly was Curator of the Arthropod Museum at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. He has authored or co-authored about 50 journal articles in insects and spiders, plus a manual of the grasshoppers of New Mexico, 12 book chapters and well over 60 other publications. He became interested in microscopy and especially diatoms around 2000 and has authored several articles in the online journal "Micscape" over the last few years, including a photographic essay on the fossil diatoms of Oamaru, New Zealand, with Richard Carter.