At this year’s spring Fisheries and Wildlife celebration, Jennifer Nelson was awarded the Thomas G. Scott Achievement Award for all of her hard work as a graduate student and organizing the Willamette Valley Bird Symposium.

Awesome work, Jennifer!!

Bumble bee; photo by Dr Jim Rivers

In collaboration with researchers from the OSU College of Forestry, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Epps Lab is making its first foray into invertebrate genetics!

Read more about the quest to better understand the role of native forest-dwelling insects in the pollination of agricultural crops here.