Recently, Tracy Campbell joined the Gratton lab (co-advised by Chris Kucharik) as an Agronomy Master’s student. Tracy will be working with Claudio and Chris to organize a symposium on the use of Ecoinformatics (or “Big Data”) in Agricultural Research. To learn more about “big data” in Entomology and Agriculture, click here , here, here, and here.
1. Where are you from? Where did you do your undergraduate degree?
I’m originally from St. Louis, MO but most recently lived in Columbia, MO where I completed my BS in Biology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
2. What are your general research interests?
My general research interests include studying the intersection of ecology and the agricultural sector. Within the field of Agroecology, I’m interested in studying climate change and ways to help mitigate negative environmental changes.
3. What will you be working on in the Gratton and Kucharik labs?
I’m currently still pinpointing my research interests, but presently preparing for a symposium on Big Data in Agriculture that UW-Madison will be hosting in April 2017.
4. Where can we find you when not at work?
I enjoy spending time outside, running, hiking, or a casual bike ride.
5. What are you looking forward to doing in Madison?
I’m excited to explore all aspects of Madison: the bike trails, parks, coffee shops, as well as the local beer scene. While at UW-Madison, I’m excited to strengthen my knowledge of agroecology and all the disciplines that intersect.
6. What is your favorite 90s TV show or song?
90’s song: Save Tonight by Eagle-Eye Cherry
7. What’s your favorite insect?
Walking-stick (Diapheromera femorata)