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Sheena Parsons

Graduate Student

Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS   66506-4901

785.532.7053

sheenap@k-state.edu

 

B.S.  2006 - Texas A&M University
       Entomology

Research Interests:  plant-insect interactions; species interactions; forensic entomology; ecological stoichiometry; disease ecology


I am currently working on a master's degree in the Joern lab.  My research investigates grasshopper performance from populations along a latitudinal gradient in response to diffferent levels of food quality and temperature ranges.  I am using widespread generalist species to determine, specifically, the effects of temperature and food quality on performance and perhaps determine if there are any adaptive mechanisms that these animals may have developed to cope with these geographic differences in food quality, temperature and season length.