Perlodid stonefly preying on baetid mayfly (photo: BugGuide.net)
Thank you to NSF for recommending my doctoral dissertation improvement grant (DDIG) proposal for funding. I will be exploring the combined effects of temperature and species interactions (i.e. predation and competition) on determining the range limits of aquatic insects from different climatic regimes. My hope is that this work deepens our understanding of local and global patterns of biodiversity.