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. Emma Pelton presented her first talk at the national meeting and placed first in the student competition! Congrats Emma!
Here is a list of presenters, presentation titles, and a link to their presentations.
- Rachel Mallinger (Talk) – Integrating broad-scale landscape perspectives with bees, floral resources, and fruit crop yields
- Emma Pelton (Talk) – Effect of landscape on spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) infestation in raspberry
- Tania Kim (Posters) – Poster #1: Harvesting and landscape effects on natural enemy abundance & biocontrol in perennial grasslands. Poster #2: Evaluating the impact of winter cover crops on predator abundance & biocontrol services in continuous corn biofuel cropping systems
- Jeremy Hemberger (Poster) – Oh the places bees go: RFID methods connect bumblebee foraging and resources in Wisconsin landscapes
- Brian Spiesman (Poster) – Pollinator response to harvesting and local resources in bioenergy grasslands
- Kaitlin Stack Whitney (Poster) – Soybean generalist predator community responses to landscape composition, drought, and temperature stress in the Midwest US
- Claudio Gratton (Session moderator) – Ecoinformatics (Big Data) for Entomology: Pitfalls, Progress, And Promise
- Tim Meehan (Talk) What can broad-scale, publicly-available data tell us about insect community responses to agricultural land use?
- Jamin Dreyer (Posters) Poster #1. Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines) alarm pheromone production and response. Poster #2. The effect of row cover and pesticide application variable timing on pests in organic vegetable
Good job everyone, and see you in Minneapolis next year!