Mariana Abarca

Role: Research Assistant Professor
Status: Current
Current Affiliation: Georgetown University
Current Email: ma782@georgetown.edu
Start year: 2015
Interests:
Ecology, phenology, plant-insect interactions, climate change and natural history (I like studying how caterpillars eat and get eaten).

Publications

2019

Abarca, M., E.A. Larsen, and L. Ries. (2019). Heatwaves and Novel Host Consumption Increase Overwinter Mortality of an Imperiled Wetland Butterfly. Front. Ecol. Evol. 7: 193. doi: 10.3389/fevo.


Abarca, M. (2019). Herbivore seasonality responds to conflicting cues: Untangling the effects of host, temperature, and photoperiod. PLoS ONE, 14(9).


2018

Abarca, M., E. Larsen, J.T. Lill, M. Weiss, E. Lind, L. Ries. 2018. Inclusion of host quality data improves predictions of herbivore phenology. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 166 (8), 648-660


Abarca, M., Lill, J. T., & Frank-Bolton, P. (2018). Latitudinal variation in responses of a forest herbivore and its egg parasitoids to experimental warming. Oecologia, 186(3), 869-881.