Congratulations to Alyssa and Sang! Both have been awarded DRCLAS summer travel grants for their field research in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Alyssa and Sang will be exploring Chrysomelidae and Cerambycidae diversity, respectively.
Students presented their senior theses at a poster session at Northwest Labs today. Farrell Lab senior, Paige Kouba, presented her thesis, "Aedes dance party: Interbreeding and hybridization between Aedes triseriatus and Aedes hendersoni in Eastern MA." We look forward to seeing where Paige's future research takes her (and her dancing bees!).
Join Professors David Carrasco and Brian D. Farrell as they discuss how the migration of species in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean contributes to the evolution of ecological complexes, such as seeds, human families, and cultural practices, like religious rituals and music. This discussion will be centralized over a presentation of various foods that embrace rich histories and stories of migration.
The Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation has supported Patrick Gorring's research over the past 5 years, and now, they have highlighted his work in their newsletter! Learn more about Patrick's research into the pine sawyers of the Huron Mountains by reading the article, linked below.
Professor Farrell, with Professors Naomi Pierce and Scott Edwards of OEB and Prof. Scot Martin of SEAS, recently traveled to Brazil for the Harvard-Brazil OEB Syposium. Co-organized by DRCLAS and the Lemann Foundation, they explored opportunities to deepen STEM collaborations, particularly in the areas of evolutionary biology and atmospheric science. Read more about Harvard-Brazil OEB Symposium, October 2015