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January 14, 2019

2018 was a busy year for me: I successfully defended my PhD, I got married, and I started a new job studying a new study system! Read about my (and other's!) 2018 research highlight and favorite conference/field experience on the Insectes Souciaux bl...

August 20, 2018

Insectes Sociaux: What is your favourite social insect and why?

"This question is so hard. As a beekeeper and someone who recently got their PhD studying honey bees, I feel like I should say honey bees. I do love honey bees, but my favourite social...

August 16, 2018

Just south of Olympia, WA, my new field site is a lively 180-acre prairie. There are queen bumble bees searching for nests, barn swallows doing acrobatics, and some of the strangest flowers I have ever seen. I half expect the Alice-in-Wonderland-esqu...

July 26, 2018

Being a small, squishy, slow-moving caterpillar is tough. Caterpillars are a protein-packed snack for carnivorous insects such as wasps and spiders, some ants, and birds.

For my post-doc, I’m studying an ant-caterpillar symbiosis.

A “symbiosis” is an i...

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