Alvarado Publishes Monograph on Parasitoid Wasps

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mabel AlvaradoA portion of graduate student Mabel Alvarado's MA thesis work at KU (advised by Michael Engel and Caroline Chaboo) has been published in a new monograph that documents a significant diversity of large parasitoid wasps (43 new species in this one genus alone... from an originally known 6 species).  These wasps have significant potential in the biological control of pest moth species in the region and some are from highly specialized habitats that are under threat from human-induced habitat homogenization as well as climate change. Mabel's thesis is available here through KU scholar works. 

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