Leticia Smith - Awarded the 2018 American Chemical Society Award.
Leticia Smith- Was awarded the 2018 American Committee of Entomology Young Investigator Award.
Ashley Leach-Was awarded the Department of Entomology Paul J. Chapman Graduate Student Fellowship for 2018-2019.
Matt Boucher—First place for his 10-minute talk in the Plant-Insect Ecosystems, Vectors of Plant Diseases section titled, “Identifying and detailing the role of insects in the spread of Erwiniaamylovora, a devastating disease of rosaceous crops”. Kerik Cox and Greg Loeb were co-authors.
Kristen Brochu – First place for her 10-minute talk in the Plant-Insect Ecosystems, General Ecology 2 section titled, “Microbial communities in ground-nesting bee brood cells: Diverse, stable, and unique”. Bryan Danforth was a co-author.
Laura Figueroa – First place for her 10-minute talk in the Plant-Insect Ecosystems, Pollination 1 section titled, “Pathogen transmission among bees through shared floral resources: The role of flower species and pathogen placement”. Lynn Adler, Rebecca Irwin, Cali Grincavitch, Emilia Mann, Lucy Metz, Amy Zhao and Scott McArt were co-authors.
Zoe Getman-Pickering– First place for her poster in the Plant-Insect Ecosystems, Chemical Ecology and Climate Change section titled, “The role of mycorrhizae and nutrient availability in plant-herbivore interactions”. Jennifer Thaler was a co-author.
Maxwell Helmberger-- named a winner in the Plant-Insect Ecosystems section Pollinator Video Contest and an honorable mention in the ESA-wide YouTube Your Entomology Video contest.
Ashley Leach – First place for her poster in the Virtual Poster: Plant-Insect Ecosystems section titled, “Evaluating major sources of iris yellow spot virus in New York”. Marc Fuchs, Riley Harding, Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, and Brian Nault were co-authors.
Ricardo Perez-Alvarez - First place for his 10-minute talk in the Plant-Insect Ecosystems, Biological Control, Predators section titled, “Delivery of pest control services is mediated by the functional composition of predator communities”. Anthony Polyakov and KatjaPoveda were co-authors.
Erin Krichilsky – Second place for her 10-minute talk in the Plant-Insects Ecosystems, Miscellaneous section titled, “Taking inventory: Drivers of the bee associated fungi (Genus: Asocsphaera) in the solitary mason bee, Osmiacornifrons. Heather Grab, Mary Centrella and Bryan Danforth were co-authors.
Danielle Rutkowski – First place for her poster in the Plant-Insects Ecosystems, Ecology section titled, “The effects of jasmonic acid and mycorrhizal species on the nutrition, defense, and mycorrhizal colonization of Solanum lycopersicum”. Zoe Getman-Pickering and Jennifer Thaler were co-authors.
Natalie Bray awarded the 2017 Villani Award.The Villani Award is a stipend given annually to a Geneva-based graduate student. The award is named in honor of Dr. Mike Villani who had a very active research program in soil arthropod ecology
Ashley Leach recently named this years recipient of the Gyrisco Student Award. This award is given to students who have been outstanding in research and who are excellent Department citizens.
Jeffrey Scott recently received the Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring, Nominated by Undergraduates in the CollegeJeffrey Scott, Entomology
Dr. KatjaPovedarecently accepted the CALS Young Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at the Deans Award Dinner.
Erin Krichilsky recently won Best Poster in Behavioral and Ecological Biology at the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board Spring Forum.
Katherine Ruth Urban-Mead was recently awarded the 2017 Bollar Research Award.