Lots of congratulations to Andreia for receiving her first research grant for her dissertation research. The Harris Center for World Ecology is funding her new work on orchid bee cognition at the St. Louis Zoo.
Former MS student Mellissa Marcus’s thesis experiment is out in the Journal of BioEconomics and can be found here: http://rdcu.be/zWFJ
A few years of very hard work, some unexpected results, and a fly egg counting record that will probably never be matched in the lab in the future.
PhD student Matt Austin had some nice campus press about his dissertation work. You can read about it here: http://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2017/12/05/matt-austin/
Lots of congratulations for Itachi Mills, who successfully defended her masters thesis last week and is submitting her final thesis today! Much more video analysis of gruesome predation events of fruit flies still to come.
We all made it home from the Animal Behavior Society annual meeting in Toronto. Sleep-deprived, but excited to hear and talk about so much cool science. We had a busy meeting: Michael attended as a Charles Henry Turner undergrad fellow, Itachi presented a poster on her thesis work, Andreia organized our outreach efforts, and Aimee gave a talk in the cognitive ecology symposium. Plus we got to visit with lab alumna Isabel and see her excellent talk on sampling in chickadees from her new lab. Thanks to Pablo, Matt, and Randall to holding down the lab while the rest of us traveled.