1-The Bee Team is up to their elbows (or should I say, tarsi) in flowers this week, like this bumble bee in a Penstemon flower (attached photo). Watch for us out surveying bees on roadsides anywhere from Dayton to Mansfield to Logan, and in local Metro Parks.
Heather Fair, a PhD student in Roman Lanno's lab was awarded a Knauss Fellowship.
The summer Acarology Program continues at the Museum of Biological Diversity and hosts folks from Chile, Brazil, Cololmbia, Costa Rica, Canada, Britain, India, and China. The Introductory Acarology course recently finished with 20 people.
The Ohio Bumble Bee Survey Team, led by Randy Mitchell of University of Akron and Karen Goodell, EEOB Associate Professor, is looking to sample bumble bees in E/SE/NW Ohio throughout the month of June.
Evaluating local adaptation of a complex phenotype: reciprocal tests of pigmy rattlesnake venoms on treefrog prey
Smiley-Walters, S.A., Farrell, T.M. & Gibbs, H.L. Oecologia (2017).