545 Russell Lab
Research: My project will involve a survey of nematodes found in Wisconsin’s native cranberry marshes. We will also determine if any of the entomopathogenic nematodes are useful as biocontrol agents for cranberry pests, and we will investigate the trophic position of nematodes living inside insect cadavers.
CV: I graduated in 2012 from Lafayette College with a BA in Biology. My honors thesis involved surveying the pollinators and ground-dwelling arthropods in wetlands degraded by purple loosestrife, and an investigation of the potential for loosestrife biocontrol. I completed my MS degree in Entomology and Plant Pathology during the summer of 2014 at Oklahoma State University, where I studied grassland arthropods and entomopathogenic nematodes in riparian meadows degraded by salt cedar.