Last week, the Entomological Society of America held their annual meetings in the Texas capital of Austin. Record attendance (over 3,200 people!) marked this as a great opportunity for members of the Gratton lab to share their research, and share they did! Several of us presented works there, including Hannah, who placed second in the student presentations competition! Congrats Hannah! Detailed below is a list of those who presented, and their respective presentation titles.
- Maddie Raudenbush (Poster) – “The role of insect carcasses in mediating soil microbial community function and composition in a heathland ecosystem”
- Kaitlin Stack Whitney (Poster) – “Long-term landscape dynamics of an agricultural pest (Aphis glycines) at multiple spatial scales”
- Rachael Mallinger (Talk) – “Pollination services provided by wild and managed bees to apple crops of the midwest”
- Hannah Gaines (Talk) – “Bee contribution to cranberry yield varies with local farm management”
- Tania Kim (Talk) – “Trophic cascades in bioenergy landscapes”
- Claudio Gratton (Talk) – “Balancing biological control and other ecosystem services in bioenergy landscapes”
Good job everyone, and here’s to a great meeting in Portland next year!