Most biologists are excited to share the animals they study with a broad audience. One of the challenges of that engagement is having compelling photographs of your subjects. Over the last several years, I’ve really enjoyed trying to take better pictures…. Continue Reading →
The red-shouldered soapberry bug Jadera haematoloma (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhopalidae) is a scentless plant bug native to the US Gulf Coast. It feeds on several native plants of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) and, since the mid-twentieth century, has adapted to live on the… Continue Reading →
My lab at Colby College has an opening for a postdoc, supported by NSF funding through April 2019. The project takes an integrative set of approaches to examine the developmental mechanisms and evolution of wing polyphenism is soapberry bugs.
What’s with the tents behind the baseball field? These tents contain several colonies of a native bumblebee, Bombus impatiens. These colonies are commercially available for large scale pollination. This summer our lab is investigating the expression of antimicrobial peptides in bumblebees, under… Continue Reading →