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ASCHE, Megan – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Richard Zack & Dr. Pete Landolt Email: email@example.com
Interest: Pollination ecology, Hymenoptera, and macro insect photography
Education: B.A. Graphic Arts, Western Washington University; M.S. Entomology, Washington State University
AUTH, Connor – M.S. Student
Advisor: Dr. Brandon Hopkins & Dr. Laura Lavine Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Reproductive biology; Long term storage of honey bee semen; Sperm motility
Education: B.S. Biology – Evolution and Ecology, University of Maryland, College Park
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Beers & Dr. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris Email: email@example.com
Interest: Insect Ecology, IPM, Biological Control, Pesticide Non-target Effects
Education: B.S. Biology, Washburn University
BUSHNAQ, Anwar – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. Doug Walsh & Dr. Laura Lavine Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Crop Pest Management, Biological control
Education: B.A. General Biology, Taibah University; M.S. Zoology Invertebrates, Eastern Washington University
CLARKE, Abigail – M.S. Student
Advisor: Dr. Tobin Northfield Email: email@example.com
Interest: Insect ecology, IPM, Biological control
Education: B.S. in Insect Ecology & Conservation and Agriculture & Natural Resources with a minor in Landscape Horticulture and Design, University of Delaware
Advisor: Dr. David Crowder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Landscape, community and disease ecology, working on insect-vectored disease in potatoes.
Project: Conducting experiments studying the ecology of psyllid-Liberibacter-potato interactions.
Education: B.S. Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University
FOUTZ, Jillian – M.S. Student
Advisor: Dr. David Crowder Email: email@example.com
Interest: Introducing a parasitoid wasp as a biological control agent of the lily leaf beetle.
Education: B.A. in Biology, Entomology and Agriculture-Evergreen State College
Advisor: Dr. Laura Lavine Email: Abigail.firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Evolution of Extreme Phenotypes in Arthropods; Plant-Animal Interactions; Population Ecology.
Education: B.S. in Biology, Saint Mary’s College of California
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Beers Email: James.email@example.com
Interest: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, landscape ecology, orchard risk assessment.
Education: B.S. in Entomology/Plant Biology, University of California, Riverside
Advisor: Dr. David Crowder & Dr. Elizabeth Beers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project: Pest management using vibrational communication to disrupt mating and reduce population size
Education: B.S. in Plant Science, M.S. in Ecology & Evolution, Saint Louis University
MALHOTRA, Pooja – M.S. Student
Advisor: Dr. David Crowder Email: email@example.com
Interest: Molecular and biochemical aspects of Plant-Insect-Virus interactions in legumes.
Education: B.S. in Biotechnology from WBUT, India; M.S. in Biotechnology from Presidency University, India
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Beers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Insect Ecology, Predator/Prey Interactions, IPM, behavioral studies & parasitoid studies in orchard or berry crops.
Education: B.S. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, Entomology
Advisor: Dr. David Crowder Email: email@example.com
Interest: The pest communities in quinoa crops, and determining host plant resistance of quinoa against various pest species
Education: B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
OLSSON, Rachel – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Dr. David Crowder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Alternative Pollinators in Diverse Cropping Systems
Education: B.A. in Community Food Systems & B.S. in Plant Protection Sciences – Evergreen State College.
Advisor: Dr. Brandon Hopkins & Dr. Walter S. Sheppard Email: email@example.com
Interest: Honey bee health, breeding and reproduction
Education: B.Agric. in Crop Production and Protection, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Advisor: Dr. Brandon Hopkins & Dr. Walter S. Sheppard Email: Anna.firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Queen mortality rates, artificial brood breaks, swarm behavior
Education: B.S. Environmental Sustainability Science with a minor in Biology, Tennessee Technological