Claudia is excited to present results from our work during the Tyson Summer Seminar series. Her talk is entitled, "Natural enemies: maintenance of species diversity & ecosystem function under global climate change".
Miguel, a graduate student at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, is visiting us over the summer. We are excited about his visit and to start a new experiment with him to test how soil pathogens affect the growth of tree species in temperate and boreal ecosystems.
Miguel during the set up of his experiment at the Tyson Research Center.
Congratulations to successfully finishing your senior thesis and all the best for your future!!
And congratulations to submitting a grant proposal:
On Saturday, Oct. 29, high school students in the Tyson Environmental Research Fellowships (TERF) program who worked with the Mangan lab this summer presented posters at Washington University's fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Symposium this year was held in Olin Library. Congratulations to our TERF students, Melissa Gastelum, Athena Oakes, Lara Tapy, and McKenzie Ruff.
Taylor Rohan, a technician in the lab, presented her poster at the 6th annual St Louis Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation (SLEEC) Retreat, titled "Do soil microbes mediate or amplify the effects of foliar enemies under differing precipitation regimes?" The retreat was held at Principia College in Elsah, IL, on September 17. Great job, Taylor!
Thanks to our fantastic Tyson summer research team, it has been another very successful, productive and fun summer. Our 2016 Natural Enemies team included from left to right: Rachel Becknell, McKenzie Ruff (Eureka High School), Cara Cook, Claudia & Mira Stein, Athena Oakes (Fort Zumwalt North High School), Taylor Rohan, Melissa Gastelum (Clayton High School), Nancy Conejo (University of Houston - Downtown), George Zhou, Junhwi Yoo (New College of Florida), Scott Mangan. Missing: Lara Tapy (Marquette HIgh School) , Michael Tobin (University of Houston - Downtown).