From Chris Buddle:
Hard to believe that we are already into 2012! Although there has been a distinct lack of blog entries, this does not indicate a lack of activity – quite the opposite! After our return from successful field trip in August, we were busy all fall sorting specimens, working on identifications, and gearing up for conference season.
The project had very good representation at national and international conferences this past autumn. M.Sc. student Anna Solecki, post-doc Laura Timms, and Terry Wheeler attended the Entomological Society of America’s annual meeting, held this year in Reno, Nevada. Congratulations to Anna – she won the President’s Prize in a poster competition in Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity!
The NBP also had good representation at the Entomological Society of Canada’s annual meeting, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Terry and Laura also attended that meeting, as did Katie Sim, Crystal Ernst, Sarah Loboda, Chris Buddle, and the Toronto crew – Patrick Schaefer, Ruben Cordero, and Doug Currie. Everyone gave oral talks or posters, and it’s very exciting to see preliminary results from the project. We are especially proud of Katie, as she won the poster competition – congratulations, Katie! Here’s a photo of Katie with her poster. Up next – we continue working on sorting, identifications, and some analyses and manuscripts are also being prepared. Stay tuned…