Postdoc Tim Sullivan’s paper on the effects of temperature and salinity on disease prevalence and intensity just came out in the Journal of Insect Pathology. Check it out here!
In collaboration with Drs Kronforst, Palmer, Zhang, and Nitzany from the University of Chicago, we studied the evolution of sex limited polymorphism and predator perception of the common Mormon butterfly, Papilio polytes. Check out Tracing the origin and evolution of supergene mimicry in butterflies, published today in Nature Communications. There is a nice write up Read More …
Postdoc Tim Sullivan just published a paper demonstrating that high temperatures increase the effect of disease on mortality in blue crabs. Check out this interesting paper examining the effect of climate change on the disease ecology of an economically important species! Differential host mortality explains the effect of high temperature on the prevalence of a Read More …
A warm welcome to Grace Hirzel and Matt Murphy, two first-year PhD students who joined the Westerman Lab this fall!
Elevated seasonal temperatures eliminate thermal barriers of reproduction of a dominant invasive species: A community state change for northern communities? Dijkstra, Westerman, and Harris (2017) Diversity and Distributions 23(10) 1182-1192 DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12604
Monday’s solar eclipse was 93% max eclipse in Fayetteville. After watching max coverage, we documented how the moon changed the light environment on campus as it moved across the sun. What a change!
A warm welcome to Dr. Tim Sullivan, a new postdoctoral fellow in the Westerman Lab!
It was an exciting day in the Westerman lab, as our first F1 butterfly emerged from their chrysalis this morning, and Bicyclus anynana, our latest and last (at least for the foreseeable future!) species addition to the butterfly facility, arrived this morning!
A warm welcome to the newest members of the Westerman lab, who arrived Monday morning!
Wet lab is ready for reagents and eager scientists!