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Nelson Milano

Advisor:  Scott McArt

Research Interests:  I am broadly interested in examining the effects of pesticides, pathogens and nutrition on pollinator health. I received my B.S. from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst where I conducted and assisted with research in above- and belowground plant-insect interactions in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and population dynamics in hemlock woolly adelgid and winter moth. For my M.S. at Cornell University, I would like to continue studying aspects of pollinator health under the supervision of Dr. Scott McArt and Dr. Brian Nault. I am particularly interested in understanding the effects of land management and practices on bumble bee performance across different landscapes.