Summer Scholarship Reports - Daniel Petersen and Zeena Casteel

Nov 10, 2016

Daniel Peterson is studying the evolution of ecological specialization by investigating evidence for trade-offs between specialization and ‘jack-of-all trades’ feeding in armored scale insects (Family Diaspididae). A large collection of these plant-feeding insects is available from the work of Ben Normark and collaborators. More

Zena Casteel studied the development of mate preference in female swamp sparrows. Research on sexual selection in birds has concentrated on male characteristics. Zena worked with Professor Jeff Podos as an undergraduate and has since graduated. More