WelcomeWe study mate choice, communication, and how interactions between species affect the ecology and evolution of behavior. We work with insects, because they are easy to collect and rear, have short generation times, and display all the fascinating behavior one could ever wish for.
- Alina and Sydney wrote successful SURE proposals! Congratulations - we look forward to seeing your work in Summer 2018!
- Jen, Matt, and Alina conducted research on insect communication at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute at Barro Colorado Island, Panama during Winter Term 2018. Some photos below!
- Matt and Alina wrote successful proposals for Glen Raven Endowed Scholarships and Center for Research on Global Engagement grants. Congratulations!
- Congratulations to Breanna and Matt for completing Elon SURE 2017 and conducting their research projects!
- We had an Elon Academy scholar work with us this summer! Matt and Jen co-mentored Bradley Lauck, who helped out with rearing, data collection, and outreach. (Thanks, Bradley!)
- Breanna, Matt, Bradley, and Jen conducted a half-day outreach at Elon's Loy Farm with Discover Science, a middle school STEM camp organized by Western Middle School. Read about it here!
- Matt was featured in the Magazine of Elon in "I Am Elon". Check it out here!
- Jen gave an invited seminar at Dartmouth College in May, and she also presented preliminary findings from Summer 2016's squash bug study at the Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting in Toronto, ON.
- Congratulations to Dawson, Emma, Bea, Lauren, and Warren, who all presented research at the North Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting! All five students were recognized for their excellent work, and we could not be prouder of them.
- Jen gave invited seminars at Winthrop University, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, highlighting contributions by student researchers from the past two years.
- Breanna and Matt's proposals were funded for the Summer 2017 SURE program!
Check out one of our study species in action...Video of a keeled treehopper mother defending her offspring against a menacing watercolor brush!
Contact UsMcMichael Hall 124-G, Elon University, Elon, NC 27244