The 574th Connecticut entomological society meeting is on January 18th 2019.
Dr. Stephen Trumbo will be presenting his work described below. All are welcome!
Dinner: A pre-meeting social hour with pizza provided will start at 6:30 at Yale University, 21 Sachem St Class of 1954 Environmental Science Center room 110
Meeting: 7:30 pm at Yale University, 21 Sachem St Class of 1954 Environmental Science Center room 110
Title: Behavior and ecology in a microbial world: exploitation and manipulation of microbial cues.
Abstract: Burying beetles (Silphidae) live in a rich olfactory environment dominated by volatiles produced by carrion microbes. Our research has explored not only how burying beetles use these cues, but how they alter the chemical environment to their advantage. We also are examining how the changing volatile profile from a carcass structures ecological interactions and succession.