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January 31, 2020

This January, most members of the Tufts Pollinator Initiative (TPI) traveled to Costa Rica as part of Tufts University's Tropical Ecology and Conservation course. In this course, students spend the fall semester preparing a proposal and planning a re...

October 21, 2019

As a kid, I thought that all scientists dressed in a white coat and goggles, ready to mix chemicals and use fancy equipment in a lab. I didn't realize that in playing outdoors, catching insects, and asking questions, I was doing science. Now as a fie...

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 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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