March 15, 2018: Ries lab studying Hurricane Harvey impact on TX Monarch resources
Dr. Ries recently visited the wintering grounds of Monarchs in Oyamel forests of Mexico, witnessing the millions of Monarchs preparing for the spring migration.
The Ries lab is actively engaged in Monarch research and conservation, working... Read more
March 06, 2018: Meeting on phenological mismatch
Members of the Ries lab were at University of Florida March 2-4, busy laying the groundwork for our collaborative research in phenological mismatch across trophic levels. Read more
After a productive meeting,...
January 04, 2018: Ries lab recommended for funding on Hurricane Harvey project
A recent "RAPID" call for proposals was sent out after the devastating hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria swept through the US. Along with our collaborators, Elise Zipkin and Sarah Saunders, at Michigan State University, we will be examining the... Read more
October 27, 2017: Ries lab launches new website for phenology project
This website will be a way to track progress and output from a new collaborative grant focused on phenological mismatch across trophic levels and scales. (http://pheno-mismatch.org/)
October 25, 2017: Ries Lab hosts ButterflyNet Meeting
The Ries Lab is part of a multi-institution collaborative project (ButterflyNet) to aggregate data on phylogeny, distribution and traits. The most recent "all-hands" meeting was here at Georgetown (Oct 5-9) and we had 20 attendees!
September 18, 2017: Ries Lab hosts Phenology meeting
Our recently funded NSF grant on phenological mismatch kicked off this past weekend with all the project partners come together for a great 3-day meeting at Georgetown. In addition to some serious organizational activity, we took a stroll around... Read more
August 31, 2017: Ries Lab Recruiting
We are looking for two independent and detail-oriented undergraduate research assitants to start as soon as possible in the fall 2017 semester. Research assistants will be paid $12.50/hour and will work on both experimental ecology of... Read more
June 26, 2017: Where does one find Baltimore Checkerspots? Cape Cod, of course!
Members of the Ries Lab are in Massachusetts to refresh our stock of Baltimore Checkerspots. This species, once common in the region, is now so rare in Maryland that it is considered imperiled statewide. One of the reasons these butterflies are... Read more
June 19, 2017: National Pollinator Week
June 19-25, 2017 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Read more about this here: http://pollinator.org/... Read more
June 05, 2017: Lab receives two new NSF grants!
The Ries Lab was just informed that two NSF proposals were recommended for funding. HOORAY!
The first is a $1.6m collaborative grant (330K to Georgetown) focused on climatic drivers of phenological (seasonal timing) changes at multiple... Read more