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Jeff Andrus Undergrad Student Undergrad
Biology
Graduate
Research Interest
Phylogeny, biogeography
Biography
My name is Jeff Andrus, I'm a research assistant in Dr. Nelson's lab. I am studying fossilized stoneflies preserved in Baltic amber. I am interested in insects of all kinds, phylogeny and biogeography.

Interests I love ultrarunning, cycling, rock climbing and music.
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Jackson Birrell Undergrad Student Undergrad
Graduate
Research Interest
Plecoptera natural history
Biography

Interests I am a Conservation Biology Major, doing research in Riley’s lab. Currently I am doing research on the distribution and abundance of stoneflies in the Provo River. In the summer of 2015, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. I served my mission in Kiribati, in the central Pacific. I love rock climbing, skiing, trail running, exploring and tree hugging.
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Teagan Ellsworth Undergrad Student Undergrad
Biology
Graduate
Research Interest
Behavior and conservation
Biography
I've wanted to be an entomologist since I was little, and I absolutely love insects. I work in the Monte Life Sciences Bean Museum and with the Nelson lab. I love being outside, and with the knowledge I've gained from working with the Nelson lab, I can identify much of the beautiful living creatures outside.

Interests I love collecting insects and learning to identify new things, as well as camping and hiking and reading lots of books.
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Makani  Fisher Grad Student Undergrad
Graduate
Biodiversity-Entomology
Research Interest
Lichen moths distribution and behavior.
Biography
I have worked in Dr. Nelson's lab for a few years now. I have worked a great deal on aquatic insects and an electronic identification guide to all aquatic invertebrates of western North America. I now hope to make a slight shift into Lepidoptera as I work on my masters and future Ph.D. I am especially interested in tiger and lichen moths.

Interests Collecting insects of any sort! I especially like light trapping moths, beetles, and mantispids. When I'm not catching bugs, I'm at some body of water fishing.
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Jared Meek Undergrad Student Undergrad
Biodiversity and Conservation
Graduate
Research Interest
Stream/Riparian Ecology
Biography
I'm originally from flat Northeast Texas and happy to be surrounded by the majestic mountains of Utah. I care deeply about the conservation and preservation of natural ecosystems, and am currently doing research on river restoration in Dr. Nelson's lab.

Interests Plants, hiking, reading, rock climbing, good tunes, rainstorms.
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Samantha Roan Undergrad Student Undergrad
Biology
Graduate
Research Interest
Freshwater Invertebrates
Biography
I have worked on asilidae and on the Sheridean creek Idaho, and am currently working on the freshwater invertebrate guide with my sidekick, Sport!

Interests Dogs, diptera, plecoptera, freshwater systems.
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Maya Rupard Undergrad Student Undergrad
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
Graduate
Research Interest
Coleoptera
Biography
I'm a senior from Pennsylvania studying Wildlife Conservation at BYU. I work at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum in the insect collections where my main responsibility is assisting in curation of our terrestrial insect collection.

Interests In my free time I enjoy traveling and collecting insects (aquatic and terrestrial) as well curating my own personal entomological collection.



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