January 2020: Six of us from the lab attended the 2020 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting! Tamsin Woodman, a visiting international scholar, gave a poster presentation on how diet can influence the damage resistance of insect cuticle. Zachary Emberts, a recent Ph.D. graduate, presented on the evolution of autotomy in leaf-footed bugs. Kayli Sieber, an undergraduate researcher, presented on feeding facilitation in the leaf-footed cactus bug, Narnia femorata. Lauren Cirino, a Ph.D. candidate, gave a talk on how weapon damage can influence fitness. Finally, Emily Angelis, an undergraduate researcher, presented her work on the consequences of weapon loss on mating behavior. Go team!
December 2019: Dr. Ginny Greenway, a postdoctoral researcher in the Miller Lab, traveled to London to give a poster presentation at the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Winter Meeting on her recent research results.
November 2019: Dr. Ginny Greenway, a postdoctoral researcher in the Miller Lab, gave an invited talk at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Her talk was title 'Beyond the dyad: Exploring mating and competition networks in insects’ and was part of the Behavioral Discussion Seminar Series.
October 2019: Sara Zlotnik, Ph.D. student, received the Best Lighting Talk award at the Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics (SEPEEG) 45th Annual Meeting. The title of her talk was "Feeding facilitation in leaf-footed bugs: Behavioral strategies and morphological consequences”
September 2019: Postdoctoral researcher, Ginny Greenway, is visiting the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama for five weeks to study social behaviors in insects.