Eva collecting insects from Guango, a mid-elevation stream in Ecuador
My fantastic field and lab tech Eva Bacmeister, won first place for her awesome talk on climate variability and swimming performance at the Front Range Student Ecology Symposium held at CSU in February. Eva completed an independent study exploring the effects of temperature on swimming performance in tropical and temperate aquatic insects . She found that tropical insects not only exhibit maximum performance over a narrower range of temperatures than temperate insects, but that they also have greater mortality at extreme (especially high) temperatures. Excellent work, Eva!!