Author Archives: yfanslow

Clubes de Ciencias – Insectos y el alimento

Clubes de Ciencias are science clubes sponsored by the Mexican government to engage undergraduate students in topical short summer workshops with researchers. With Lori Shapiro (Harvard) and Angelica Cibrian (Langebio), we taught a short course at Langebio on crop domestication … Continue reading

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IAEL lab on the news

WCAX (Channel 3)  visited the lab to cover the developing swede midge story. Undergrads Laurel, Robin, and Phoebe also got on tv! Here is Laurel getting filmed. Link to the story    

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Yolanda interviewed by Vermont Public Radio

Yolanda was interviewed by Mitch Wertlieb of Vermont Public Radio (VPR) last Friday morning about current our research efforts to manage the invasive swede midge. We need your support to develop solutions for managing this pest. To directly support us, … Continue reading

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Congratulations Elisabeth!

IAEL Ph. D. student Elisabeth Hodgdon just won a NE SARE Graduate Student grant for her proposal titled, “Development of an effective and economical pheromone mating disruption system for swede midge”. NE SARE gives out nice cushy awards of $15 … Continue reading

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A case study for teaching – Unintended Consequences of Plant Domestication on Plant-Insect Interactions

Glenna Malcolm at Penn State University and I have just published a case study for ecological thinking from my previous work on sunflower domestication and tritrophic interaction. The study can be found at NSF’s National Center for Case Study Teaching … Continue reading

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