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Thursday, May 2nd | North Country Hard Cider, Co.

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

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This event will feature talks about two types of beetle and their destructive behaviors. It will also be a unique opportunity to view the UNH Collection of insects which will be on display during the event.

Doors open 5:00 pm and talks will start at 5:30 pm.

All ages welcome. NCC invites you to bring your own food while at the event. Snacks will be available for purchase.

Tickets $5, Students $2

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Caroline Kanaskie

Caroline is a PhD candidate at the University of New Hampshire studying the southern pine beetle. She has studied these tiny, tree-killing beetles for over six years in the pine barrens of Long Island, New York and New England. Caroline researched the insect community associated with southern pine beetle for her masters, which includes parasitoid wasps, predatory beetles, and much more. She became interested in insects after investigating the eastern hemlock tree’s response to an invasive insect, hemlock woolly adelgid, during undergrad. Caroline is a community ecologist and forest entomologist, and she enjoys teaching and diving deep into the history of science.

Learn more about Caroline here: carolinekanaskie.wixsite.com/science

Elizabeth Clifton

Liz is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of New Hampshire studying the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle that is killing Ash trees in North America. She currently works with both the Garnas Lab at the University of New Hampshire and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), focusing on the efficacy of biocontrol on managing these beetles. Liz received her B.S. from SUNY Oneonta where she aided in research on Wood Turtles, Zebra Mussels, and Lake Management. She received her Ph.D. in December 2022 from the University of Connecticut for her work on social insect behavior. Specifically, she studied defense behaviors of tropical termites, performing fieldwork in Costa Rica and Cameroon. Liz would describe herself as more of a behavioral ecologist, but she is enjoying her current entomology-focused position, where she can apply her research findings to solving a large-scale environmental problem.

 

You can learn more about Liz here: elizabethclifton.weebly.com

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Insect collection on display

The UNH Collection of Insects and Other Arthropods (UNHC) is the largest depository and research collection of arthropods in northern New England. Documenting and preserving biodiversity is more important than ever. From (harmless) microscopic wasps to colorful giant silk moths, the UNHC contains nearly 700,000 specimens from New Hampshire, New England, and around the world.

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