Four lab members presented 3-minute lightening talks at the UML Student Research and Engagement Symposium this spring. Congratulations to undergraduates Roman and Kelsie, who advanced to the final round of the competition!
Here's a list of the excellent talks:
PhD student Hoon Kang:
"Variation, demography and design in the hidden nest architecture of the ant, Pheidole pilifera."
MS student Jen Ingraham:
"Host exploitation and behavior of the parasitic ant cricket Myrmecophilus pergandei"
Senior research student, Kelsie Belanger:
"Ant colonies as islands: Life history of myrmecophiles"
Senior honors thesis student, Roman Meneghini:
"Are Pheidole pilifera majors winter seed millers?"
Check out the competition finalists from Biological sciences. Roman top row, far right (*not pictured, Kelsie Belanger)