The Pelini Lab at BGSU has undergone a transition of students this summer. With masters’ students Cari Ritzenthaler, Caitlin Maloney, Eric Moore and Amanda Winters graduating in the spring, the Pelini Lab has two new faces and a familiar one. With a wide variety of skills, experiences, personalities and smiles the Pelini Lab is looking […]Read more "Pelini Lab Fall 2017 Members"
You can follow Cari and Caitlin on Soundcloud and hear them talk about being a scientist and their love of insects!Read more "Check out Cari and Caitlin’s podcast, Bugs & Stuff!"
The Toledo Blade interviewed Shannon recently to learn more about her work with ants and climate change, read the full article here! http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2016/12/26/BGSU-biologist-tracks-global-warming-through-forest-ants.htmlRead more "Shannon in the Toledo Blade!"
Last week, the Pelini lab traveled to Orlando, Florida with new research to present at the International Congress of Entomology. To get things started Monday morning, Amanda and Eric presented data collected this past summer at the University of Michigan Biological Station. Amanda first discussed her research on how tri-trophic interactions between predators (wolf spiders), […]Read more "Pelini Lab at the International Congress of Entomology XXV"
First year master’s student Eric Moore recently received a Libbie H. Hyman Scholarship from The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) to support his thesis work focused on forest floor invertebrate interactions and response to climate change. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide assistance to students to take courses or carry out research on […]Read more "Eric Receives Libbie H. Hyman Scholarship"
First-year master’s student Cari Ritzenthaler is crowdfunding for her research on Hawaiian invertebrates! Check out her page below for more information on the project and how to donate! https://crowd.instrumentl.com/campaigns/lava-nutrients-bugs-life-hawaii/ The Summary Invertebrates drive forest floor carbon cycling by shredding, consuming, and moving leaf litter, thereby facilitating carbon use and emissions by other soil fauna such […]Read more "Support Cari’s Research in Hawaii!"
Last week, the Pelini Lab traveled to Portland, Oregon for the annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) conference. On Monday morning, master’s student Rob Baroudi gave a talk discussing his thesis work which focuses on how macroinvertebrate communities can impact litter decomposition along a successional gradient in a temperate forest. His research was […]Read more "Pelini Lab at SICB"