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Congratulations Tara Madsen-Steigmeyer!

Congratulations to Tara Madsen-Steigmeyer who just graduated from UC Berkeley this spring! Tara studied the invasion history of Colorado potato beetle using population genomic approaches. She was co-advised by Neil Tsutsui.

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Colorado potato beetle genome has been sequenced

We are very excited that the genome of the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) has been sequenced as part of the i5K project by the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Sean Schoville from University of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Welcome Chase!

Chase Stratton just started in the lab. He worked on the effects of planting designs of non-crop habitat on parasitoid impact. At UVM, Chase is interested in studying how to disrupt specialized insect-plant interactions (like the swede midge) within agroecosystems. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Jedeliza Ferrater!

Jedeliza Ferrater (Wagenigen and IRRI) just published her first paper in Arthropod-Plant Interactions! The Brown Planthopper has been the focus of innumerable research projects focused on rice resistance and planthopper “adaptation”. Jedi’s article nicely provides an overview as why this … Continue reading

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Plants can help Colorado potato beetle tell the season.

Vic found that if the potato plant is grown under short-day photoperiods it may produce changes in the plant, which causes Colorado potato beetles to diapause. This paper is now available online at the link below. If you would like … Continue reading

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