Robert Woodruff's interests in
entomology include the systematics, biogeography, and ecology
of Scarabaeidae (sens. lat.). He is presently working
on Part 3 of The Scarab beetles of Florida and has
finished The Insects of Grenada; Checklist and Bibliography
to be published soon by the Center for Systematic Entomology.
Since retirement from the Florida State Collection of Arthropods
in 1988, he has worked in the Lesser Antilles for FAO/UN and
has extensive collections available for loan.
Current projects include the establishment of a biological research
station (Bio-Eco-Dom) in the Dominican Republic; descriptions
of several new species of termitophilous and myrmecophilous
scarabs; Phyllophaga of the Bahamas; and description
of many new insect fossils from Dominican amber. He is currently
the president of the Center for Systematic Entomology.