Christian Bullion took home the award for her poster Using Crowdsourced Data to Analyze Patterns in Odonate Phenology at this year’s Graduate Student Symposium in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology category! Part of Christian’s PhD work will focus on understanding citizen science participation in Odonate monitoring and reporting, as well as field work involving ground-truthing reported Odonate findings from Ohio south to Virginia.
In mid July, the Bahlai lab traveled to the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada for the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution Conference. We had a very successful trip leaning about lots of incredible ecological and evolutionary research being conducted and also presented three posters of our own work!
Good news! The renovation is largely complete, and we have a space to sit and chat about science! I can’t wait for the amazing people to show up and think deep thoughts in this space. We’re slowly acquiring all the other stuff that’s necessary to make a lab of this kind happen- computers, microscopes, insect collecting supplies. There’s still a lot of unboxing in our future!
Flash and I would like to welcome inquiries from prospective students! Looking for a grad position for 2018? We have ideas, funds and FUN in the Bahlai lab!
Good news! The extreme makeover, lab edition, is underway. We’re getting an Environmental Health and Safety assessment this week, and the university architect is going to assess our proposed changes to the structure. Open co-working spaces to come!