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UCR entomologists honored

Author: Iqbal Pittalwala
March 12, 2019

Three UC Riverside entomologists have won prestigious awards from the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America.

 

Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, director of the Lindcove Research and Extension Center at Exeter, Calif. and a research entomologist, won the CW Woodworth Award “for outstanding accomplishments in entomology over at least the past 10 years.” Grafton-Cardwell studies strategies for integrated pest management of San Joaquin Valley citrus. 

Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell
Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell

 

Christiane Weirauch, a professor of entomology, won the Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity Award, which “recognizes an individual who has achieved excellence in at least one of the entomological sub-disciplines of systematics, evolution, and biodiversity.” Weirauch’s research focuses on systematics and evolution of True Bugs, which are found in terrestrial, aquatic, and marine habitats.

Christiane Weirauch
Christiane Weirauch

 

Kelsey McCalla, a Ph.D. graduate student, won the Student Leadership Award, which recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student for “outstanding leadership in his/her department, university, community, and professional societies, while still achieving academic excellence.” McCalla investigates the interactions between invasive ants and key parasitoids, as well as the community-wide, long-term impacts of invasive ants in citrus.

Kelsey McCalla
Kelsey McCalla

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