Brian Farrell's lecture, Biology of Consciousness, live broadcasted world-wide, drew an audience that packed the Geological Lecture Hall at the Museum of Natural History. If you missed it, you can view the video here:
On Saturday, September 24, Alyssa participated in a National Parks BioBlitz in conjunction with the Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park. The bioblitz was part of a celebration of the National Park Service's centennial.
Alyssa was located specifically on Georges Island and helped with three
On Wed., Sept. 14, Prof. Farrell gave the inaugural presentation at the Gran Foro de la Biodiversidad, in Bogotá, Colombia.
"Gran Foro de la Biodiversidad is a Colombian initiative that aims to create a space for national and international conferences, with the purpose of discussing the importance of preserving biodiversity around us. In addition, it aims to show how, through science research, one can find alternative options to gain value from biodiversity in a sustainable manner." (description from
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.