Speaking at Texas State University

I had a great time visiting Texas State University in San Marcos last week, where I spoke as part of the Common Experience program. Despite the wet weather, there was a great turnout, with more than 250 students at the talk! I also got to visit with Dr. Julie Westerlund’s graduate biology course, who had read […]

Media coverage of our research on ants after Harvey

There was a lot of coverage this week of the research Tom Miller, Sarah Bengston, and I are doing this year to investigate how severe flooding from Hurricane Harvey affected native and non-native ant communities in the Big Thicket region of east Texas. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180326213310.htm https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hurricane-Harvey-fire-ants-Houston-Rice-University-12783050.php Months After Harvey, Another Flood: One Of Fire Ants  

NSF RAPID award to study how Harvey’s floodwaters affected ants

Great news! The National Science Foundation is funding a proposal by Tom Miller, Sarah Bengston, and myself to determine how extreme flooding associated with Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 affected the abundance and community composition of ants in the Big Thicket region of east Texas. This region hosts dozens of native ant species that provide valuable ecosystem services, […]