The Sci-Files – 6/2/2019 – Courtney Larson – Aquatic Entomology

On this week’s The Sci-Files, your hosts Chelsie and Danny interview Courtney Larson.

Aquatic ecosystems have captivated Courtney Larson and lead her to her research interests to insects that spend a portion of all of their lives in water. This can include different invertebrates such as dragonflies and caddisflies.  She graduated from Wartburg College with a B.A. degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Science (’14) before beginning her Ph.D. studies in Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program. Courtney is interested in the effect of environmental disturbance on the insect and microbial community interactions in streams.  In addition to her passion for research, Courtney is also involved in outreach and teaching related to ecology and environmental studies.

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