Stephen Malcolm's lab – Students:

 

Current students:

 

Name

Degree

Research

Anthony O'Neal

PhD

Comparative expression of volatiles and steroids in milkweeds in response to herbivory

Beth Whateley

PhD

Comparative life history analysis of Michigan milkweeds

Master's students

Brett Blaauw

MS

Influence of Aphis nerii on coccinellid functional responses

John Couture

MS

Cardenolide induction in milkweeds by Aphis nerii

Tammi Hoevenaar

MS

Influence of leaf latex and cardenolides on foraging and sequestration in monarch butterfly larvae

Patrick Playwin

MS

Effects of human barriers on gene flow in the spring peeper, Pseudoacris crucifer

Undergraduates

Jody Chapman

BS

Scaling of sequestered cardenolides in Aphis nerii

Derrick Hilton

BS

Scaling of sequestered cardenolides in Aphis nerii

Jean Maager

BS

Scaling of sequestered cardenolides in Aphis nerii

Julie Nowakowski

BS

Effects of volatile signals on cardenolide expression in milkweeds

 

 

Former students:

 

Name

Degree

Research

Cathy Merovich

PhD

2005

Bufadienolides in the chemical defenses of the toads, Bufo americanus and Bufo fowleri

Master's students

Anthony Hardaway

MS

2005

Anemone protection of Amphiprion clownfish against predation

John Martel

MS 2003

Aphid population dynamics and density-dependent reduction and induction of milkweed cardenolides

Randy Chase

MS 2002

Watershed response to subsurface injection of biosolids

Baldwin Mwakamela

MS 2002

Influence of milkweed latex and cardenolides on foraging and growth of first instar larvae of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus

Mark Hammond

MS 1999

Effects of ultraviolet-B radiation on salicylic acid and cardenolides in the milkweed Asclepias curassavica

James Fordyce

MS 1996

Pith feeding by the cryptic, specialist weevil, Rhyssomatus lineaticollis, does not spatially avoid cardenolide defenses of the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Reginald Mwaya

MS 1995

The influence of host plant cardenolides on oviposition choice by a specialist beetle

Barry Durst

MS 1995

The influence of plant cardenolides on parasitism of Aphis nerii by the braconid wasp, Aphidius colemani

Elizabeth Brophy

MS 1995

Influence of the cardenolides ouabain and digitoxin on food ingestion and growth in the golden Syrian hamster

Missy Howse-Willard

MS 1995

Influence of conspicuousness on mate choice in the aposematic cerambycid beetle Tetraopes tetrophthalmus

Julie Stahlhut

MS 1994

Storage of cardenolides from Asclepias syriaca by aposematic larvae of the milkweed tiger moth Euchaetes egle

Scott Fitzstephens

MS 1994

Milkweed leaf miner herbivory (did not complete)

Kevin Meyle

MS 1994

Milkweed genet structure (did not complete)

Jonathan Pratt

MS 1992

Temporal variation in cardenolide sequestration by the red milkweed beetle, Tetraopes tetrophthalmus

Undergraduates

Erin Myers

BS 2004

Cardenolide fingerprints of Australian monarch and queen butterflies

Kristen Waatti

BS 2003

Cardenolide fingerprints of Australian monarch and queen butterflies

Kate Witschonke

BS 1999

Honors thesis: Effect of road traffic on butterfly mortality.

Duane McKenna

BS 1997

Honors thesis: Effect of jasmonic acid on cardenolide expression in Asclepias curassavica.

Phillip Tocco

BS 1996

Honors thesis: Effects of cadmium on milkweed seed germination and aphid herbivory of seedlings

Santiago Navarro

BS 1995

HPLC method development and milkweed clone structure

Beth Dankert

BS 1994

Monarch butterfly wing wear as an index of age and activity

Gordon Michaud

BS 1993

Efficiency of cardenolide sequestration in monarch butterfly larvae

Kim Alexander

BS 1993

Effects of cardenolides on a generalist insect herbivore

Steven Brewer

BS 1992

Effects of cardenolides on a generalist insect herbivore

REU students 1999-2005

Brett Blaauw,

Kalamazoo College

REU 2004

Depression of a type 2 coccinellid functional response by the chemical defense of an aphid

Clare Foster,

U. Washington

REU 2002

The relative roles of cardenolides and volatile signals in milkweeds as direct and indirect defenses against a phloem-feeding herbivore

Candyce Monroe, Oakwood College

REU 2002

The relative roles of cardenolides and volatile signals in milkweeds as direct and indirect defenses against a phloem-feeding herbivore

David Ruff,

Oakwood College

REU 2001

Effects of plant chemical defenses on the specialist insect herbivore, Euchetes egle

Betsy Goodrich,

WMU

REU 2001

Effects of plant chemical defenses on the specialist insect herbivore, Euchetes egle

Marisha Futer,

McGill University

REU 2000

Effects of Bt corn pollen on monarch butterfly cohorts feeding on common milkweed in the field

Sarah Warner,

WMU

REU 2000

Effects of Bt corn pollen on monarch butterfly cohorts feeding on common milkweed in the field

Kate Bates,

U. Wisconsin Steven's Point

REU 1999

Effects of feeding by three beetle species on growth and cardenolides in the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

 

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