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Jane Main

One scientist’s view of the science-policy interface: From the silly to the sublime, from sharks to rats

One of the many challenges that scientists face is the ability to talk science to non-scientists. As graduate students and postdocs, we are trained to speak the language of science to our colleagues, peers, and students, but rarely does this training extend to the general public. Recently, Jane Lubchenco (marine ecologist, distinguished Professor of Zoology […]


“Feeling the Jazz”: Lessons in Mentoring from An Old Friend

  Exactly 6 years ago to this week, I got one of those phone calls that you hope you never get. The caller ID said it was my old friend and post-doc advisor, Bob Denno, calling me at home. Typical for him. But on the other end of the line was his wife, Barb, calling […]

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Welcome to our newest lab member, Christina!

The new year has brought a new face to the Gratton Lab: Dr. Christina Locke!    She recently defended her dissertation in the Forest & Wildlife Ecology Department in the lab of Dr. Adena Rissman and is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Gratton Lab, starting a project to help craft a pollinator plan for Wisconsin. […]

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Gratton lab heads to ESA in Portland, OR

  Recently, the Gratton lab flew out to Portland, OR to attend the 37th Annual Entomological Society of America Meeting. This was a wonderful opportunity to present our research to colleagues, catch up with former collaborators, and make new connections. Several of us presented research, including former Gratton lab members, Tim Meehan and Jamin Dreyer. […]

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