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Andrea Gruver

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Andrea Is a student at Gustavus Adolphus College , studying Biology , and is expecting to graduate in 2015 .

About Me:
I am going to be a senior biology major at Gustavus Adolphus College this upcoming year. My experiences in the Gustavus greenhouse, Gustavus insect collection, and the Monarch Lab at the Univeristy of Minnesota have inspired and expanded my passion for plants and insects. I am very interested in plant-insect interactions; especially those involving lepidopterans. I am looking forward to conducting research and excited to further explore my interests this summer at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

My Projects
Scent variation: its role in attracting both pollinators and herbivores in Evening Primroses (2014)

The plant tribe Onagreae (Onagraceae; the evening primrose family) and its associated insects pollinators (Sphingidae hawkmoth) and herbivores (Mompha microlepidoptera and Hawkmoth larvae) is a model systems for studying the role of floral scent in shaping the evolution of plants and their associated organisms across western North America. Floral scent is known to be an important trait in