Maureen Page

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Maureen Is a student at Scripps College , studying Biology , and is expecting to graduate in 2016 .

About Me:
I’m an Oregon native studying Biology at Scripps College. My primary research interests are pollination biology and ecology. My non-academic interests include yoga, rock climbing, and organic gardening. I enjoy spending time outdoors and am excited to explore the prairie grasslands of western Minnesota.

My Projects
Plant-herbivore interactions with hybrid Echinacea plants in native prairie (2014)

In western Minnesota, prairie restorations with the non-native Echinacea pallida have been planted near prairie remnants with the native Echinacea angustifolia. These two species are able to hybridize. Hybrid plants could threaten the native Echinacea by genetic swamping and they may not support as diverse an assemblage of insect herbivores. For instance, the native plant hosts a specialist