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Lab News
Fall 2018
  • Welcome to new graduate students Isabella Ragonese, Maria Luisa Muller, Cali Wilson, and Anna Willoughby!

  • Insectival 2018 is a success under the leadership of graduate student Izzy Ragonese and undergraduate Cecilia Nachtmann! This annual event, held at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, helps people of all ages learn about insects. 

  • The lab group's systematic review and meta-analysis, led by Cecilia and Dan, on the relationship between infection and body condition is published in Ecology Letters! See the article here and the write-up here.

Spring/Summer 2018
  • Ania Majewska and Claire Teitelbaum present their research at the meeting of the Ecological Society of America meeting in New Orleans.

  • Sonia Altizer receives the 2018 Lamar Dodd Creative Research Award, which is "given to recognize an outstanding body of nationally and internationally recognized scholarly or creative activities in the sciences."

  • Ania Majewska receives an award for her talk on monarch butterfly pathogens at the 2018 UGA Student Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association Symposium; Claire Teitelbaum and Cecilia Sánchez receive awards for their talks at the Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium.

  • The 2018 Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Odum School of Ecology is awarded to Ania Majewska!

  • Lab alumnus Dan Becker wins the Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award for his dissertation research on food subsidies and infectious disease.

  • Hayley Schroeder and Cody Prouty present their work at the 2018 CURO symposium.

  • An edited volume of Philosophical Transactions B on resource subsidies and host-pathogen dynamics, edited by Sonia Altizer, former lab member Dan Becker, and other collaborators, is available online. The volume features publications by Sonia Altizer, Dan Becker, former lab member Dara Satterfield, former lab member Lee Brown, and many collaborators.

  • Claire Teitelbaum's paper examining relationships between migration and parasitism across ungulate species is out in Proceedings B. This is in collaboration with former lab member Shan Huang, Sonia Altizer, and Richard Hall.

  • Ania Majewska's paper on the effects of pollinator gardens on butterflies is published in Insect Conservation and Diversity. 

  • Ania Majewska, Cecilia Sánchez, and Claire Teitelbaum give talks and undergraduates Hayley Schroeder and Cody Prouty present posters about their research at the 24th annual Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium.

  • Recent PhD graduate and former lab member Dan Becker published two new papers on vampire bats and mercury, and on resource provisioning and animal parasites.

  • ​Lab alumna Christina Faust was a keynote speaker at the 50:10 Odum School Anniversary Celebration in January!

Fall 2017
  • Sonia Altizer is named a UGA Women's Leadership Fellow for 2017-18

  • Cecilia Sánchez receives a National Geographic Young Explorer Grant.

  • Paola Barriga coordinates the Altizer lab outreach booth at Athens' annual Insectival event.

  • Sonia Altizer is a keynote speaker for the Monarchs Across Georgia pollinator symposium event.

  • Sonia Altizer and Paola Barriga travel to Tufts University to meet with collaborators on a newly-funded Department of Defense grant to study phenology, climate change, and butterfly ecology.

  • Claire Teitelbaum publishes a paper on pair-bond formation in whooping cranes and c0-authors a paper on the effects of supplementary feeding on brown bear movements.

Spring/Summer 2017
  • Congratulations to Dan Becker, who successfully defends his PhD and starts a postdoc at Montana State University!

  • Cecilia Sánchez passes her oral prospectus defense and is now officially a PhD candidate! 

  • Ania Majewska presents her work on butterfly gardens at the ESA meeting in Portland.

  • Claire Teitelbaum presents her work on nomadic animal movements at the Gordon Conference on Animal Movement in Ventura, CA.

  • Paola Barriga presents at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research conference.

  • Ania Majewska and Hayley Schroeder travel to Mexico to present their work at the 4th International Monarch Butterfly Conservation Conference.

  • Cecilia Sánchez presents at the 5th International Berlin Bat Meeting, the Urban Wildlife Conference, and the Infectious Diseases of Bats Symposium.

  • Claire Teitelbaum travels to Frankfurt on a Research Coordination Network travel grant.

Fall 2016
  • Welcome to Claire Teitelbaum, a new PhD student in the Altizer lab co-advised by Richard Hall.

  • Cecilia Sánchez is named an ARCS Foundation Scholar, which will help support her research on urban flying foxes in Australia