Advanced BioConsulting is led by Dr. Rodger Gwiazdowski; he partners with a diversity of stakeholders to innovate conservation, and research methods. He founded ABC in 2015. Trained as a Evolutionary Biologist, Rodger holds a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is an adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation.

For over 15 years he has worked on Biodiversity and conservation research across North America, including discovery & description of new species, managing invasive species, high-throughput bioinformatic methods which ID species to reveal food fraud, and leading multi-team projects for species conservation.

His conservation projects often include Federal and State officials, academics, artists, subcontractors, students and volunteers. Rodger has published over 20 scientific and public articles on biodiversity topics, and his conservation work has received widespread media attention.

Advanced BioConsulting is registered in S.A.M (Federal System for Award Management), and accepts Credit Cards.



  1. Duran, D.P., Herrmann, D.P., Roman, S.J., Gwiazdowski, R.A., Drummond, J., Hood, G.R., Egan, S.P.. 2018. Cryptic diversity in the North American Dromochorus tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae): a congruence-based method for species discovery. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zly035, 1-36. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zly035
  2. Abell, K. J., Gwiazdowski, R. A., Kamata, N., Normark B. B., Van Driesche, R.G., 2016. The scale and parasitoid community on native hemlocks in Japan. Biological Control 100: 7-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.05.006d
  3. Strohm, J.H.T., Gwiazdowski, R. A., Hanner, R. 2015. Fast fish face fewer mitochondrial mutations: patterns of dN/dS across fish mitogenomes. Gene 572 (1): 27-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2015.06.074Phillips, J. D., Gwiazdowski, R. A., Ashlock, D., Hanner, R. 2015. An exploration of sufficient sampling effort to describe intraspecific DNA barcode haplotype diversity: examples from the ray-finned fishes (Chordata: Actinopterygii). DNA Barcodes, 3 (1): 66-73. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/dna.2015.3.issue-1/dna-2015-0008/dna-2015-0008.xml
  4. Gwiazdowski, R. A., Foottit, R. G., Maw, H. E. L, Hebert, P.D.N. 2015. The Hemiptera (Insecta) of Canada: Constructing a Reference Library of DNA Barcodes. PLOS One. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0125635
  5. Strohm, J.H.T., Gwiazdowski, R. A., Hanner, R. 2015. Mitogenome metadata: current trends and proposed standards. Mitochondrial DNA, Published online: 19 Feb 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2015.1015003
  6. Andersen, J. C., Gwiazdowski, R. A., Gadnetz, K., Gruwell, M.E. 2015. Armored scale insect endosymbiont diversity at the species level: genealogical patterns of Uzinura diasipipdicola in the Chionaspis pinifoliae and Chionaspis heterophyllae species complex (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae). Bulletin of Entomological Review, 105 (1):110-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007485314000820
  7. Andersen, J. C., Gwiazdowski, R. A., Gruwell, M. E. 2014. Molecular evolution of sexual and asexual lineages of the armored scale insect Aspidiotus nerii (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) and its primary bacterial endosymbiont Uzinura diasipipdicola. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 107 (5): 954-960. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN14058
  8. Gwiazdowski, R. A., and Normark B, B. 2014. An unidentified parasitoid community (Chalcidoidea) is associated with pine-feeding Chionaspis scale insects. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107 (2): 356-363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN13041
  9. Gwiazdowski, R. A., Elkinton, J. S., deWaard, J. R., Sermac, M. 2013. Phylogeographic diversity of the winter moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Operophtera) O. brumata, and O. bruceata in Europe and North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106 (2): 143-151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN12033
  10. Vea, I. M., Gwiazdowski, R. A., Normark B. B. 2012. Corroborating molecular species discovery: Four new pine-feeding species of Chionaspis (Hemiptera, Diaspididae). ZooKeys 270: 37-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.270.2910
  11. Gwiazdowski, R. A., Vea, I. M., Andersen, J. C., B. B. Normark. 2011. Discovery of Cryptic Species among North American Pine-feeding Chionaspis Scale Insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 47: 47-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01716.x
  12. Gwiazdowski, R. A., Gillespie S., Weddle, R., Elkinton, J. 2011. Laboratory Rearing of Common and Endangered Species of North American Tiger Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104 (3): 534-542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN10114
  13. Andersen, J. C., Wu, J., Gruwell M. E., Gwiazdowski, R. A., Santana, S.E., Feliciano, N. Morse, M.G.E., Normark B. B.. 2010. A phylogenetic analysis of armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), based upon nuclear, mitochondrial, and endosymbiont gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (3): 992-1003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2010.05.002
  14. Elkinton, J.S., Boettner, G.H., Sremac, M., Gwiazdowski R. A., Hunkins, R.R., Callahan, J., Scheufele, S.B., Donahue, C.P., Porter, A.H., Khrimian, A., Whited, B.M., Campbell, N.K. 2010. Survey for Winter Moth, Operophtera brumata L. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Northeastern North America with Pheromone-baited Traps and Hybridization with the Native Bruce spanworm, Operophtera bruceata (Hulst). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103 (2): 135-145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN09118
  15. Gwiazdowski, R. A.,Van Driesche, R.G., Desnoyers, A., Lyon, S., Wu, S., Kamata, N., Normark, B.B. 2006. Possible Geographic Origin of Beech Scale, Cryptococcus fagisuga (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae), an Invasive Pest in North America. Biological Control 39 (1): 9-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2006.04.009
  1. Gwiazdowski, R. A., McCollum, A. B., Knisley, C. B. 2016. Handling guidelines for common and rare tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Cicindelinae) (DRAFT VERSION of May 17 2016), in use by the Endangered Species Permit Office, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.
  2. Elkinton, J.S., Boettner, G.H., Liebhold, A, and Gwiazdowski, R. A. 2015. Biology, Spread and Biological Control of Winter Moth in North America. United States Forest Service booklet describing Winter Moth in North America. http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/technology/pdfs/FHTET-2014-07_Biology_Control_Winter-Moth.pdf
  3. Gwiazdowski, R. A., and Davis, C. 2011. Captive Propagation and Reintroduction Plan for the Puritan Tiger Beetle in the Connecticut River Watershed. 2011. Technical report for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
  4. Gwiazdowski, R. A., Cushing, L., Normark, B. B. 2009. Additional genetic data support native range hypothesis for the invasive beech scale, Cryptococcus fagisuga Lindinger. Biological Control News and Information: Vol. 30 No. 4

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