Presentations from the 9th annual meeting

Presentations and posters from the 9th annual meeting are now available via the links below.

CAPS program in Alaska
Jacque Shade, Alaska DNR

Inventorying arthropods on Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge by next generation sequencing
Matt Bowser, USFWS; Kristin DuBour, USFWS; Beth Schulz, USFS; John Hanson, Research and Testing Laboratory

Response of arthropod communities to shrub expansion in Western Alaska
Molly McDermott, IAB, UAF

An update on the Kenelm W. Phillip Lepidoptera collection at the University of Alaska Museum
Kathryn Daly, UAF, UAM

Building a DNA barcode library of Alaskan non-marine arthropods
Derek S. Sikes, UAF, UAM; Casey Bickford; Sarah Meierotto; Kyndall Hildebrandt

Highlights from the FHP program in Alaska
John Lundquist, USFS; Steve Swenson, USFS; Garret Dubois, USFS

A preliminary morphological and molecular phylogeny of the rove beetle genus Phlaeopterus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Anthophagini)
Logan Mullen, UAF, UAM; Derek S. Sikes, UAF, UAM

Post-fire succession of ant communities in boreal Alaska
Alexandria Wenninger, UAF; Diane Wagner, UAF

Great Summer Positions with the Forest Service

US Forest Service Forest Health Protection is currently advertising three seasonal technician positions at two grade levels in Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks on USAJobs.   This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in entomology and/or enjoys working in the field!  The positions are only open until Thursday, Feb 4th:

GS4 level: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427778900

GS5 level: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427786100

Climate oscillations, glacial refugia, and dispersal ability: factors influencing the genetic structure of the least salmonfly, Pteronarcella badia (Plecoptera), in Western North America

The article appeared in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. See the URI below.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0553-4

Sproul et al. 2015, Fig. 3. Fig. 3 A map showing the distribution of sample localities for P. badia across portions western North America. Clade membership (as identified in Fig. 4) for all specimens at a given locality is represented by color. Clade names are abbreviated as follows. Widespread (WS), Northern Rockies (NR), Western Great Basin (WGB), Pacific Northwest (PNW), Old Rio Grande (ORG), and Old Colorado Plateau (OCP)