Ge Zhang and Teresa Blader each placed third in their respective highly-competitive student competitions at the Entomological Society of America - North Central Branch meeting held in Indianapolis, IN, June 4-6, 2017. Ge presented his Ph.D. research titled, "Does Landscape Complexity Affect Honey Bee Pollen Forage." Teresa presented her research in a poster format titled, "Milkweed Distribution and Effects on Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Oviposition Along Iowa Roadsides Utilizing GPS and GIS." The competition is judged by entomology professionals and is based on scientific content and presentation.
Teresa Blader and Erika Rodbell co-presented a paper at the Entomological Society of America - North Central Branch meetings held recently in Indianapolis, IN. The authors also included Xiaoyi Dou, Rebekah Reynolds, Eric Yu, Ge Zhang, and Matt O’Neal and was titled, "Do Cucurbitacins Protect Herbivores from Natural Enemies? Results from a Meta-Analysis."
Erika Rodbell (left) and Teresa Blader (right) competed in the Triplehorn Pinning Challenge
at the Entomological Society of America - North Central Branch meeting held in
June 2017 in Indianapolis, IN.