Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Abigail Cohen Wins Entomology Student Poster Competition
EENR senior Abigail Cohen won first prize among undergraduate and graduate students in the poster competition at the Entomological Society of America’s March 16 Eastern Branch meeting. Abigail worked in Rachael Winfree’s lab on an assessment of floral plantings for pollinators. As part of her G.H. Cook Honors Thesis, Abigail independently asked whether the floral plantings also affect crop pest insects or the “natural enemy” insects that consume those pests. While the plantings did meet the primary goal of increasing wild pollinator abundance, they had a neutral effect on pest pressure, increasing neither pests nor natural enemies.
Maslo and Lockwood Publish Coastal Conservation book
Dr. Brooke Maslo and Dr. Julie Lockwood are pleased to announce the recent publication of their coedited volume Coastal Conservation, a collection of research articles devoted to the preservation of “the place where the land meets the sea.” Contributors assess coastal habitat biodiversity, discuss emerging threats such as invasive species and climate change, and establish a research and management agenda for coastal conservation.
Our interdisciplinary department specializes in ecology, evolution, and natural resource conservation. We study the evolutionary origins and maintenance of biodiversity, conserving and restoring native ecosystems, and issues of global change such as managing natural resources within urban ecosystems.