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UVM Today – The midge that eats more kale

Thank you Josh Brown from the UVM Communications¬† Department for the nice article featuring our work and the seriousness of the swede midge invasion. Link to the UVM Today article    

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Thanks City Market!

We are excited to have just received a City Market Co-op patronage Seedling Grant to fund more of our work on swede midge. The money comes from City Market members that forget to cash in their refunds as Co-op members. … Continue reading

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Ukranians reference Colorado potato beetles in a slur

As testimony to the persistence of Colorado potato beetle as a global scourge, apparently the Ukranians are now calling the Russian separatists, “Koloradi”. Here is the story: http://www.rferl.org/content/ukraine-colorado-beetle-separatists/25365793.html

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Welcome to Kristian Brevik!

We are pleased to welcome the newest addition to the lab – Kristian Brevik! Kristian did his undergrad degree at Hampshire College, where he studied the domestication of a small mammal. He also happens to speak a few languages, including … Continue reading

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Suisse, je viens …

I am very excited to visit Switzerland tomorrow and give my first scientific talk on the European continent at the 15th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships. This will probably be the largest assembly ever of researchers interested in how domestication … Continue reading

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