This March, Providence College is participating in the Inaugural BIG EAST Undergraduate Research Symposium at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Each BIG EAST school was invited to send five research projects–and Isabelle Heron was chosen as one of Providence College’s projects! Isabelle will present her work on frosted elfin habitat surveys, which was […]
The Fender’s blue butterfly is a federally threated butterfly endemic to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA. Since 1993, multiple sites in the Willamette Valley have been regularly surveyed for Fender’s blue abundance. This provided my co-authors and I a unique opportunity to investigate how population growth may (or may not!) correlate with shifts in phenology, […]
Many thanks to the Southeastern New England Educational and Charitable Foundation for funding frosted elfin surveys, which will occur in 2021! I am excited to engage undergraduates in fieldwork and research on this rare butterfly!
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