Congratulations to former Ph.D student and now post-doc at University of Kentucky, Jamin Dreyer, for receiving the Entomological Society of America’s Science Policy Fellowship. See details on the program and the announcement below:
Work by Jeremy Hemberger and Claudio was featured in a nice article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It was subsequently picked up by WPR. See the links below for the original articles!
Our group lab meetings often involve some involved conversations regarding the philosophy of science, why we do what we do, and perhaps most importantly, why we love what we do. To allow us to communicate our thoughts about ecology, entomology, or science more broadly, we have decided to start a more traditional blog.
Every once in a while, one of our lab members will write about what’s on their mind. This could be once a week, or once a month. Tune in and join the discussion about the scientific process and why science is the coolest!
We have put together a special page for pollinator specific resources! This page points farmers, other scientists, and anyone interested in pollinator protection to a collection of resources available both online, and in-text that can help YOU protect bees regardless of where you live!
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!