Current Lab Happenings

MeadoWatch featured in Mt Rainier National Park Video

The MeadoWatch program was recently featured in a Mt Rainier National Park video about research in the park! In the interview, Berry discusses how and why we monitor wildflower phenology at Rainier, as well as the importance of citizen science. The video also features clips of previous MeadoWatch coordinators Annie Schiffer and Ava Kloss-Schmidt collecting data on the trails. You can check out the video titled “Climate Change Science at Mt Rainier” on Youtube or on the NPS website!

August 1, 2023

Congratulations Dr. Arrowsmith!!

A huge congratulations to Kaysee Arrowsmith for successfully defending and completing her dissertation! She gave an amazing presentation on the biotic and abiotic drivers of plant-pollinator interaction turnover. Her presence in the Brosi Lab will be missed, but we can’t wait to see where she goes next. We’re so proud of you, Kaysee!

August 1, 2023

Chris passes his general exam!

Chris passed his general exam with flying colors and as of yesterday is officially a PhD candidate! He presented his dissertation proposal on investigating the structure and stability of mutualistic networks using computational models and simulations alongside empirical data and answered questions from his committee. Great Job, Chris!

May 23, 2023

Matt Smith visits UW

The Brosi Lab was very excited to host Dr. Matt Smith at UW this week! Matt is currently a postdoc in the Crall Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He gave a fascinating talk discussing his research on individuality in insect behavior across individual, social, and environmental scales. He also assisted with the setup of our own “AutoPolls” units (automated pollinator camera systems) which we plan to implement in the field this season.

May 1, 2023

Kaysee gets the PRFB!

A huge congratulations to Kaysee for receiving an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology (PRFB)!! Kaysee will be working with Dr. Shalene Jha at the University of Texas, and will be using this fellowship to study the environmental and biological drivers of pollinator niche dynamics. Amazing work, Kaysee!

March 1, 2023