Traveling to Purdue to Give Seminar on plant insect interactions- Sept.11th

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https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/default.aspx

ELIZABETH AWARDED THE RHODES (GENE) THOMPSON MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP!

Gene Thompson, a former Acting Division Director for the Michigan Department of Agriculture, died in July 1997. In his memory, Sigurd and Sheila Nelson, close friends who knew Gene from his student days, have established a recruiting fellowship  in support of an entomology student in applied entomology with an outstanding academic record.

Good Job Liz!

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Giving a Talk at SIP15 2014 – 15th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships – Neuchâtel

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SIP15 :The 15th international symposium on insect-plant relationships will take place from 17 to 22 August in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The event will follow the lead of previous insect-plant interactions symposia and study novel aspects of the relationships between plants and insects, from mechanisms to evolutionary ecology. The symposium will have a multidisciplinary perspective, and will put special emphasis on the presentation of emerging new fields and hitherto neglected areas.

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Elizabeth Davidson-Lowe Joins Lab!

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Elizabeth, currently finishing her studies at Cornell, will be starting this Fall as a graduate student studying above-belowground interactions!

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Meeting E. O. Wilson!!

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E.O. Wilson making me promise to always study Nematodes!!!

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New publication Journal of Ecology

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 Aboveground herbivory facilitates above- and belowground conspecific insects and reduces fruit production. Erwin AC, Züst T, Ali JG, Agrawal AA. Journal of Ecology.

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Invitation to present at Society for Invertebrate Pathology!

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http://www.sip2014.mainz.jki.bund.de

I’ll be giving a talk on belowground multi-trophic volatile interactions. It should be a great meeting!

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New Functional Ecology Publication!

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Asymmetry of plant-mediated interactions between specialist aphids and caterpillars on two milkweeds (Ascelpias syriaca and A. tuberosa)

Jared G. Ali1 and Anurag A. Agrawal2

1Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA

2Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University,  Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

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Gordon Research Conference: Plant volatiles

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Just got back from a great meeting in Ventura,CA.  Great people and great talks are always inspiring!

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New space to fill!

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