B.S., Bates College, 2010
I study winter moth (Operophtera brumata), an invasive, defoliating geometrid in eastern Massachusetts. It was introduced to the Boston and Cape Cod area about a decade ago. My research considers different sources of mortality on this non-native insect and the population-level impacts of these mortality factors. My research has two components: (1) Considering late-larval stage mortality of winter moth from predators, parasitism, and disease and comparing these mortality factors to that of the native congener Bruce spanworm (Operophtera bruceata ) and (2) Evaluating predation by large invertebrates (e.g. Carabid and Staphylinid beetles) and small mammals (e.g. shrews) on winter moth pupae and the possible interaction of predation and percent parasitism.
Broadley, H. J., K. L. Buckman, D. M. Bugge, and C. Y. Chen. 2013. Spatial Variability of Metal Bioaccumulation in Estuarine Killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) at the Callahan Mine Superfund Site, Brooksville, ME. Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology.
Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Spring 2014
2nd Place, Gerald N. Lanier Student Forum, Northeast Forest Pest Council, Spring 2014