Huddled in parkas during yet another frigid Minnesota winter, one question plagued a group of student scientists: How do insects manage to survive these crazy winters? Guided by our fearless leader, Dr. Rob Venette, we began a journal club and began digging into the scientific literature for answers. Now that we are well-versed in the literature, many of us have begun our own cold hardiness research and want to share what we’ve learned. We hope to use this site as a way to share this knowledge, our research, outreach publications, and try to answer some common questions.
In The News!
Congrats to Lindsey for passing her Master's thesis defense!
Check out the Press page for Derek's interview about the Mountain pine beetle in Minnesota.
Amy, Amanda, Andrea, Erica, Marissa, and Theresa participated in the student competition at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society Meeting. Congrats to Amy and Amanda for winning their sections!
New Publication: Incorporating climate change into pest risk models for forest pathogens: a role for cold stress in an era of global warming? In: Kriticos DJ, Venette RC (Eds) Advancing risk assessment models to address climate change, economics and uncertainty. NeoBiota 18: 131–150. doi: 10.3897/neobiota.18.4047
New Publication: Morey AC, Venette RC, Hutchison WD (2013) Could natural selection change the geographic range limits of light brown apple moth (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) in North America? In: Kriticos DJ, Venette RC (Eds) Advancing risk assessment models to address climate change, economics and uncertainty. NeoBiota 18: 151–156. doi: 10.3897/neobiota.18.5288