I recently returned from the 2014 meetings of the Entomological Society of America. This was my first trip to a conference of such magnitude, and I must say it was quite an experience. Several thousand presentations over the course of 4 days, with over 3,000 entomologists from across the US and world present.
At this years meetings, I presented a poster of my preliminary findings from the bumblebee foraging study I developed this past summer. Putting together the poster was a great experience – with a lot of feedback coming in from my lab and adviser that has helped guide me in new directions for the coming field season and in my analyses.
I was fortunate enough to attend a number of pollinator symposia – each brimming with fascinating pollinator research. Happily, I saw that not many people at all were working in the area I currently am – finding out you are duplicating efforts is always somewhat disheartening. Luckily this is not the case!
A full summary of the talks I attended is forthcoming – until then, please take a moment to have a look at the poster I presented this year!