Kate LaPlante

(1 Interns)

Kate Is a student at University of Maine at Machias , studying Wildlife Biology , and is expecting to graduate in 2016 .

About Me:
I am a student at the University of Maine at Machias working towards my bachelors in Wildlife Biology. As a part of my degree program, I have worked in an array of biological disciplines, but I have special interests in entomology and botany. I was born and raised in Augusta, Maine, and I have not traveled much in my lifetime. I usually spend my summers hiking and swimming around the wild areas of Maine, but I am looking forward to spending this summer in Chicago.

My Projects
Assessment of Arthropod Communities of Rare and Declining Plant Taxa (2015)

Insect communities are an important part of ecological interactions, especially involving relationships with plants. Because of this importance, there are especially interesting interactions when species are rare or in decline. To get at some of these interactions, this project examines pollination biology of a threatened plant and the arthropod community of a common, but declining tree. The