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Crop domestication, global human-mediated migration, and the unresolved role of geography in pest control

One of the major assumptions of sustainable agriculture is that studying the ecology of insect pests in agroecosystems should lead to improved ecologically-based pest management. In the majority of studies, the geographic origin of the plants and insects are rarely … Continue reading

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Celebrating student research at the UVM Student Research Conference

One of our undergraduate lab members, Sam Zuckerman, will be presenting the results of his research today at the UVM Student Research Conference (SRC). Although his presentation may be only 15 minutes long, each slide represents hours of learning, lab and field work, … Continue reading

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Andrei Alyokhin is featured in IPM Insights

Our collaborator, Andrei Alyokohin of University of Maine, was featured in IPM Insights, a publication from the Northeastern IPM Center.

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Ross wins the Public Research Impact Award from UVM

Ross Pilischer just  received the Public Research Impact Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research at UVM for his work on swede midge. Ross is studying whether exogenous soil amendments can induce resistance to swede midge. Congratulations Ross!

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Collecting species associated with wild and cultivated chili in Papantla, Veracruz

  http://panoramaagrario.com/2016/03/investigadores-toman-muestras-de-suelo-a-cultivos-de-calabaza-y-chile-en-papantla/ As part of my project with Angelica Cibrain, I traveled with Dr. Salvador Montes (INIFAP) and his assistant Lupita Fernandez to Veracruz to collect insects and microbiomes associated with wild and cultivated chili and squash. Our trip happened … Continue reading

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