Professor Gerry Cassis
Field of Research: 
Systematics, entomology, biogeography, coevolution, macroecology
Contact details:
+61 2 9385 3438
Room 1314, F23 building
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Research Students

Marina Cheng (PhD candidate)

Michael Elias (PhD Candidate)

Jackie Karras (PhD candidate)

Ceridwen Boel (PhD candidate) (Primary supervisor Associate Professor Darren Curnoe)

Tegan Vanderlaan (PhD candidate) (Primary supervisor Dr Malte Ebach)



Books (refereed)

Cassis, G. and Gross 2002 Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Heteroptera. Pentatomomorpha. Volume 27.3B. CSIRO, Canberra 732 pages.

Book Chapters (refereed)

Cassis, G., Wall, M. and Schuh, R.T. 2007. Insect Biodiversity and Industrializing the Taxonomic Process: The Plant Bug Case Study (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae). In: Taxonomy and Systematics of Species Rich Taxa: Towards the Tree of Life. (Hodkinson T.R., Parnell J., Waldren S., eds), pp. 193-212. CRC, Boca Raton.

 Journal Articles (refereed)

Tatarnic, N. and Cassis, G. (in press). Revision of the plant bug genus Coridromius Signoret (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae). American Museum Novitates. [acceptance 29 January 2007]
Cassis, G. and Weirauch, C. (in press). A new species and first record of Dilatops (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) from New Caledonia. Memoirs Queensland Museum. [acceptance 6 December 2006]
Cassis, G. and Vanags, L. 2006. Shield Bugs of Australia (Insecta: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae): Generic Conspectus, New Species, Host Plants and Classification. Denisia 19: 275-398.
Cassis, G. and Silveira, R. 2006. A new species and first record of toadbug (Gelastocoridae) from New Caledonia and Zoogeography. Russian Entomological Journal 15: 1-6.
Cassis, G. and Eyles, A. 2006. An overview of New Zealand Deraeocorinae with descriptions of a new genus and a new species of Termatophylini (Insecta: Heteroptera: Deraeocorinae). Tuhinga 17: 39-48.
Cassis, G. and Monteith, G.B. 2006. A new genus and species of Cylapinae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae: Cylapinae) from New Caledonia, with re-analysis of the genera. Memoirs Queensland Museum 52: 13-26.
Tatarnic, N., Cassis, G. and Hochuli, D. 2006. Sexual conflict and traumatic insemination in plant bugs. Biology Letters 2: 58-61.
Wilkie, L., Cassis, G. and Gray, M. 2006. The effects on terrestrial arthropod communities of invasion of a coastal heath ecosystem by the exotic weed bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. rotundata L.)' Biological Invasions [online publication in 2006; hard copy publication pending for 2007, pagination currently unknown].
Sanchez, J.A., Cassis, G. & Martinez-Cascales, J.I. 2006. Description of a new species of Dicyphus Fieber (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) from Portugal based on morphological and molecular data. Insect Systematics and Evolution 37: 281-300.
Martinez-Cascales, J. I., Cenis, J. L., Cassis, G. and Sanchez, J. A. 2006. Species identity of Macrolophus melanotoma (Costa 1853) and Macrolophus pygmaeus (Rambur 1839) (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) based on morphological and molecular data and bionomic implications. Insect Systematics and Evolution 37: 385-404.
Weirauch, C. and Cassis, G. 2006. Attracting ants: the trichome and novel glandular areas on the sternum of Ptilocnemus lemur (Insecta: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Holoptolinae). Journal of New York Entomological Society 114: 28-37.
Schuh, R.T., Cassis, G. and Guilbert, E. 2006. First macropterous Viannaidae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Tingoidea). Journal of New York Entomological Society 114: 38-53.
Moulds, T. and Cassis, G. 2006. Review of Australian species of Peritropis (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae: Cylapinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52: 171-190.
Flemons, P. and Cassis, G. 2006. The Role of GIS in Systematic Conservation Planning. In: Evolution and Biogeography of Australasian Vertebrates (Merrick, J.R., Archer M., Hickey, G.M., and Less, M.S.Y, eds.), pp. 873-889. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney.
Harris, R., Cassis, G., Auld, T. and Hutton, I. 2005. Patterns in floristic composition and structure in the mossy cloud forest of Mt Gower summit, Lord Howe Island. Pacific Biology Conservation 11: 246-256.
Lassau, S., Hochuli, D.F., Cassis, G. and Reid, C.A.M. 2005. Effects of habitat complexity on forest beetle diversity: do functional groups respond consistently? Diversity & Distributions 11: 73-82.
Lassau, S., Cassis, G., Flemons, P.K.J., Wilkie, L. and Hochuli, D.F. 2005. Using high-resolution multi-spectral imagery to estimate habitat complexity in open canopy forests: can we predict ant community patterns? Ecography 28: 495-504.
Ferrier, S., Powell, G.V.N., Richardson, K.S., Manion, G., Overton, McC., J., Allnutt, T.F., Cameron, S.E., Mantle, K., Burgess, N.D., Faith, D.P., Lamoreux, J.F., Kier, G., Hijmans, R.J., Funk, V.A., Cassis, G., Fisher, B.L., Lees, D., Lovett, J.C., Van Rompaey, R.S.A.R. and Solomon, J.C. 2004. Mapping More of Terrestrial Biodiversity for Global Conservation Assessment: A New Approach to Integrating Disparate Sources of Biological and Environmental Data. BioScience 54: 1001-1109.
Cassis, G. and Silveira, R. 2004. A redescription of Nerthra tuberculata (Montandon) (Heteroptera: Gelastocoridae: Nerthrinae) and a discussion of its phylogenetic position Journal of the New York Entomological Society 111: 194-201.
Austin, A.D., Yeates, D.K., Cassis, G., Fletcher, M.J., La Salle, J., Lawrence, J.F., McQuillan, P.B., Mound, L.A., Bickel, D.J., Gullan, P.J. Hales, D.F. and Taylor, G.S. 2004. Insects 'Down Under'- Diversity, endemism and evolution of the Australian insect fauna: examples from select orders. Australian Journal of Entomology 43: 216-234.
Cassis, G., Schwartz, M.D. and Moulds, T. 2003. Systematics and new taxa of the Vannius complex (Hemiptera: Miridae: Cylapinae) from the Australian Region. Memoirs of Queensland Museum 49: 125-143.
Schwartz, M.D. and Cassis, G. 2003. New genus and new species of myrmecomorphic bug from Australia (Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirini). Australian Journal of Entomology 42: 254-259.
Wall, M.A. and Cassis, G. 2003. Diabolocoris, a new genus in the Tribe Ploiariolini (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) from New Caledonia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 49: 482-483.
Faith, D. P., Carter, G., Cassis, G., Ferrier, S., Wilkie, L. 2003. Complementarity, biodiversity viability analysis, and policy-based algorithms for conservation. Environmental Science and Policy 6: 311-328.
Major, R.E., Christie, F.J., Gowing, G., Cassis G. and Reid, C.A.M. 2003. The effect of habitat configuration on arboreal insects in fragmented woodlands of south-eastern Australia. Biological Conservation 113: 35-48.
Colgan, D.J., Cassis, G. and Beacham, E. 2003. Setting the Molecular Phylogenetic Framework for the Dermaptera. Insect Systematics and Evolution 34: 65-79
Cassis, G. and Silveira, R. 2002. A revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Nerthra elongata species-group (Heteroptera: Gelastocoridae: Nerthrinae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 110: 143-181.
Wilkie, L., Cassis, G. & Gray, M.R. 2002. A Quality Control Protocol for Terrestrial Invertebrate Biodiversity Assessment. Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 121-146.
Cassis, G. & Moulds 2002. A systematic revision of the plantbug genus Kirkaldyella Poppius (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthtotylinae: Austromirini). Insect Systematics and Evolution 33: 53-90.
Colgan, D.J., Brown, S., Major, R.E., Christie, F., Gray, M.R. and Cassis, G. 2002. Population genetics of wolf spiders of fragmented habitat in the wheatbelt of New South Wales. Molecular Ecology 11: 2295-2305.
Wall, M.A. and Cassis, G. 2002. Evidence for a pronotal exocrine gland in the Heteroptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 110: 263-269.



Cassis, G. & Gross, G. 2002. Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha). In ABRS Australian Faunal Directory.
Cassis, G., Flemons, P., Elliott, M.G., Donnelly, A., Lane, J., Bulbert, Smith, M., Reid, C.A.M., Harris, R., Carter, G. & Silveira, R. 2002. FaunaNet.
Cassis, G. Betts, E., and Elliott, M.G. 2003. The stinkbugs of Australia (Insecta: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). A key to the genera of Australia.
Cassis, G. & Bulbert, M. 2004. The Lacebugs of Australia. A key to the genera of Australia.
Schuh, RT, Cassis, G., Weirauch, C., Schwartz, MD, Henry, TJ, Wall, M., Weirauch, C., Konstantinov, F., Tatarnic, N., Ferero, D., Hewson-Smith, S., Symonds, C. and Mututantri, A. 2005. Planetary Biodiversity Inventory: Plant Bugs.