Undergraduate Mentees

Kiersti McMillan

2013 – Kiersti McMillan – Carleton University

Kiersti investigated the effect of carabid beetle body size and fecundity on the spatial extent at which landscape influences carabid beetle incidence.

McMillan, Kiersti. 2013. Do Body Size And Fecundity of Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Predict the Size of a Landscape? (Honors Thesis). Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Phuong-Anh Truong

2009 – Phuong-Anh Truong – Louisiana State University

Phuong completed her own semester-long experiment investigating the response of the Betsy beetle to olfactory cues in a wind tunnel.

Amanuel Zeccarias

2008 – Amanuel Zeccarias – Louisiana State University

Aman completed an outdoor field experiment, presented his own poster at a within-university conference, and coauthored a publication.

Jackson, H. B., A. Zeccarias, and J. T. Cronin. 2013. Mechanisms driving the density-area relationship in a saproxylic beetle. Oecologia. doi:10.1007/s00442-013-2697-5

Tripp Axtell

2008 – Russell "Tripp" Axtell III – Louisiana State University

This secondary-level student spent his spring break conducting a field experiment to measure the perceptual range of the Betsy beetle.

Charlotte Gates

2006 – Charlotte Chun née Gates – Louisiana State University

Charlotte independently completed a semester-long lab experiment investigating the response of the Betsy beetle to olfactory cues.

Chantal Miguel

2006 – Chantal Miguel – Louisiana State University

Chantal compiled an identification key of the commensal mites on the Betsy beetle complete with electron microscope pictures.

Tristan Robert

2006 – Tristan Robert – Louisiana State University

Tristan conducted field experiments, presented a poster at a within-university conference, and is a coauthor on a manuscript.

Jackson, H. B., K. Baum, T. Robert, J. T. Cronin. 2009. Habitat-specific movement and edge-mediated behavior of a saproxylic insect, Odontotaenius disjunctus (Coleoptera: Passalidae). Environmental Entomology 38(5): 1411-1422.

TJ Webb

2005 – Thomas J Webb – Louisiana State University

TJ conducted his own field experiments and presented a poster at a within-university conference regarding the effect of slope on the movement behavior of the Betsy beetle.