UNDERC student Sean Wineland publishes his project

Author: Michael Cramer

Sean Wineland, UNDERC student 2014-2015, published his project from UNDERC-East with his mentors, Erica Kistner and Anthony Joern, in the Journal of Orthoptera Research. The title is "Non-Consumptive Interactions between Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) and Wolf Spiders (Lycosidae) Produce Trophic Cascades in an Old-Field Ecosystem". Sean found a trophic cascade between spiders and grasshoppers that was the result of non-consumptive effects and spider presence alone may reduce grasshopper herbivory rates. 

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