Alina Avanesyan
Among the redwoods -- Muir Woods

Second place at ESA Eastern Branch

– March 20, 2013

Yesterday I presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America and won second place in the PhD student oral competition! There were 13 entries representing Penn State, Rutgers, Texas A&M, West Virginia, Cornell, Maryland, Tufts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Northeast Forestry University (China), and Carleton University (Canada).

Here’s my presentation: Feeding preferences of the generalist insect herbivore, Melanoplus femurrubrum grasshopper, on invasive and native plants.

My moment of glory!