Gordon M. Nishida

nishidaEssig Museum of Entomology
1170 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California, Berkeley


Moved Essig Museum collections from Wellman Hall to renovated facility in Valley Life Sciences Building (2008). Specimen data projects: CalBug, French Polynesia Arthropod Survey, GK-12, Alien Invertebrates, and others. Maintained and further developed data site and tables.

Research Interests

Seeking ways to streamline access to entomological information, its capture, presentation and dissemination.

Previous Experience

Collections Manager in Entomology (1975-1993), Senior Collections Manager in Natural Sciences (1993-2001), Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Data Manager & Senior Museum Scientist (2001-2015), Essig Museum of Entomology.

Selected Publications

Nishida, G.M. 2003. Museums and Display Collections. Pp.768-774 In Resh, V.H. & R.T. Cardé, eds. Encyclopedia of Insects. Academic Press. 1266 pp.
Nishida, G.M. (ed.). 2002. Hawaiian Terrestrial Arthropod Checklist. Fourth Edition. Bishop Museum Technical Report 22: iv+313 pp.
Nishida, G.M. & J.W. Beardsley. 2002. A review of the insects and related arthropods of Midway Atoll. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers No. 68: 25-69.
Nishida, G.M. & N.L. Evenhuis. 2000. Arthropod pests of conservation significance in the Pacific: a preliminary assessment of selected groups. Pp. 115-142 In: Sherley, G. Invasive species in the Pacific: a technical review and draft regional strategy. South Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), Apia, Samoa. 190 pp.
Nishida, G.M. Web databases (Entomological Types, Candidate Species Specimens, Candidate Species Citations, Hawaiian Arthropod Checklist, and other smaller databases] maintained and updated. (1995-2001).
Allison, A., S.E. Miller & G.M. Nishida. 1995. Hawaii Biological Survey: a model for the Pacific Region. pp. 349-355 In J.E. Maragos, et al. (eds.), Marine and coastal biodiversity in the tropical island Pacific region. Volume I. Species systematics and information management priorities. East-West Center, Honolulu. xxii + 424 pp.
Tenorio, J.M. & G.M. Nishida. 1995. What’s Bugging Me? Identifying and controlling household pests in Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 184 pp.
Howarth, F.G., G.M. Nishida & A. Asquith. 1995. Insects of Hawaii. Pp. 365-368 In E.T. LaRoe, et al. Our Living Resources. National Biological Service, Washington, D.C. 530 pp.
Arnett, R.H., Jr., G.A. Samuelson & G.M. Nishida. 1993. The Insect and Spider Collections of the World. Sandhill Crane Press, Inc., Gainesville, Florida. 310 pp.
Nishida, G.M. & J.M. Tenorio. 1992. What Bit Me? Identifying Hawaii’s stinging and biting insects and their kin. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 80 pp.
Nishida, Gordon M. 1980. Catalog of Entomological Types in the Bishop Museum, Orthoptera: Tetrigidae, Trigonopterygidae, Pyrgomorphidae, Acrididae. Pacif. Insects 22(1-2): 197-204.