Please join us Thursday at 9:00 am via Zoom or in person at 244 Kottman Hall and 300 Wooster Science Building.
Our first seminar is scheduled for next Thursday, September 1 at 9:00 am! Join Margarita Lopez-Uribe, PhD as she presents ‘The ecology and evolution of wild bees in agricultural areas: The case study of squash bees’. Dr. Lopez-Uribe is the Lorenzo L. Langstroth Early Career Professor and Associate Professor of Entomology at Penn State University. She is also an extension specialist in pollinator health for Penn State Extension. Margarita received her BS in Biology from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), her MS in Genetics and Evolution from Universidade Federal de São Carlos (Brazil), and her Ph.D. in Entomology from Cornell University (USA). She was an NSF postdoctoral research fellow at North Carolina State University before joining Penn State. Margarita was awarded the ESA Early Career Research Award in 2018 and most recently received an NSF CAREER award. As an evolutionary ecologist, she is broadly interested in understanding how artificial selection and management shape bee health and the long-term persistence of their populations in agricultural areas.