MT ARS scientists invited to speak at Ecological Society of America meeting
NPARL’s Research Entomologist David Branson and Research Ecologist Robert Srygley were invited to speak at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. The event will be held August 3-8, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Branson will give two presentations at the meeting, the first on Wednesday, August 7 at 10:10 am. That presentation is entitled “The effect of herbivore diversity on plants: A test at multiple grassland sites”. Branson, lead author, also is scheduled to give a second presentation on Thursday, August 8, entitled “Grasshopper herbivory modifies grass composition in northern mixed prairie”. For his part, Dr. Srygley will moderate a session on climate change on Monday, August 5, and present a talk on "El Niño events, host plant growth, and migratory butterfly abundance in a changing climate” in the same session. Srygley also mentors a student for the Ecological Society's SEEDS diversity program. SEEDS mission is to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students in ecology and leadership. Both Drs. Branson and Srygley are members of NPARL’s Pest Management Research Unit.
(Dave Branson, 406.433.9406, firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Robert Srygley, 406.433.9420, email@example.com)