Shannon Pelini – P.I.
Research Interests: Global Change, Invertebrate Ecology
Likes: Motherhood, having an exceptionally supportive husband, reality tv, Diet Coke, Paramore, Linkin Park, Indian food, and all things shiny.
Dislikes: Mullets, loud eaters, drivers who don’t stop for crosswalks, bell peppers.
Michael Pelini – Lab Manager
Research Inerests: Collection and identification of arthropods.
Likes: Fatherhood, football, Pathfinder RPG, Clash of Clans, Deadpool, Jim Butcher books, Star Wars, selling real estate, and having a ‘balla’ wife.
Dislikes: Obnoxious people, loud people, and bikers who don’t stop at stop signs.
Audrey Maran – PhD Student
Research Interests: Insect carbon climate feedbacks.
Likes: Crocheting, baking, ballroom dancing, Sci-Fi books and TV shows.
Dislikes: Smelly smells, uncomfortable furniture, jerks, and vegetables.
Favorite Bug – Notorious B.U.G.
Research Interests: Species interactions, global change, decomposition, and nutrient cycling
Likes: Dogs, baked goods, hiking, cooking, and free shampoo at hotels
Dislikes: Dirty dishes, mean birds, and people who cut in line
Favorite Bug – Damselfly
Research Interests: Everything
Likes: Music, science, deep conversations, people, and traveling
Dislikes: Lists about things people dislike
Favorite Bug – BumbleBees
Research Interests: Daphnia genetics
Likes: Himself, staring at the reflection of himself, jumping, eating, and circuses
Dislikes: Not being fed, shark week, and being underestimated
Favorite Bug – Tasty morsels
Past Lab Members
Eric Moore – Spring 2017Masters Graduate
Caitlin Maloney – Spring 2017 Masters Graduate
Where Is She Now? The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL (just outside of Chicago).
What Is She Doing? Science communication
Cari Ritzenhaler – Masters Candidate
Rob Baroudi – Masters Candidate