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
January 04, 2018: Ries lab recommended for funding on Hurricane Harvey project
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 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
April 27, 2017: Baltimore Checkerspots: The Next Generation
Courtship and mating behaviors had been observed over the last week and today, despite the cooler indoor environment and limited sunlight, the first batches of eggs have been laid. The eggs were deposited on the underside of the leaves of...Read more
April 07, 2017: Our Baltimore Checkerspots are pupating
This is our first Baltimore Checkerspot pupa of the season. It completed larval development so fast because it's been kept at rather high temperatures (32°C).