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As a lab, we stand with #BlackLivesMatter. We work to increase diversity, representation, and allyship in ecology, evolution, entomology, and agriculture. As a lab community, we aim to continue learning and supporting each other in navigating the intersection between the academic world and racial justice. You are welcome here.

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Zoe makes the home page!

Zoe Albion has been working on a summer project while supported by a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. It was nice to see that her research was profiled by UVM Today.

https://www.uvm.edu/uvmnews/news/summer-not

Zoe Albion holds potato plant covered in Colorado potato beetles.

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New articles published on swede midge

Elisabeth is on a roll with two new publications from her thesis!

In a study published in Canadian Entomologist, she found during multiple 24 hour observational studies that swede midge emerge as adults in the first few hours after dawn and are ready to mate.

She has also found that both natural and the cheaper racemic pheromone blends can disorient male swede midge and prevent them from mating.

Here are the publications:

Hodgdon, E. A., R. H. Hallett, K. F. Wallin, C. A. Stratton, and Y. H. Chen. In Press. Racemic pheromone blends disrupt mate location in the invasive swede midge, Contarinia nasturtii. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01078-0

Hodgdon, E. A., R. H. Hallett, C. A. Stratton, and Y. H. Chen. In Press. Diel patterns of emergence and reproductive behaviour in the invasive swede midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). https://doi.org/10.4039/tce.2019.21

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Dr. Elisabeth Hodgdon

Congratulations to Elisabeth for finishing her Ph. D. thesis
Evaluation of candidate pheromone blends for mating disruption of the invasive swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii)! We are lucky that Elisabeth has taken a position with Cornell Cooperate Extension as an Extension Vegetable Specialist in Plattsburgh, NY!
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Congratulations Dr. Stratton!

Congratulations to Chase Stratton, who just graduated with his Ph. D.!

(pictured below with Kristian Brevik)

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