Research on wildlife-plant interactions, and effects of global change on biodiversity

Contact: Charles Kwit, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, 274 Ellington Plant Sciences Building, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Former undergraduate, Kent Connell, has paper accepted in Ecosphere.

6/16: Connell’s study highlights the unique microbial environment in areas next to Aphaenogaster rudis nests, where ant-dispersed seeds are redispersed following elaiosome removal and consumption.… Read More

Chelsea Miller wins Botanical Society of America Graduate Student Research Award

5/16: Miller’s award will help fund collaborative work addressing whether the presence of entomopathogenic fungi on myrmecochorous seeds affects seed-handling and dispersal behaviors in AphaenogasterRead More

Chloe Lash wins Mountain Lake Biological Station Fellowship

4/16: Lash’s Fellowship will provide a mentoring opportunity of a REU student and fund her research on diet and entomopathogen interactions in a seed-dispersing ant genus (Aphaenogaster).… Read More