Marie Schaedel

(1 Interns)

Marie Is a student at Carleton College , studying Biology , and is expecting to graduate in 2015 .

About Me:
I am a rising junior at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. My primary academic interests include plant development and genetics as they relate to agroecology. This summer, my internship is focused on studying the effects of habitat fragmentation on Echinacea angustifolia, a plant native to tallgrass prairies in western Minnesota.

My Projects
Plant-insect interactions in Echinacea angustifolia (2013)

Reproduction in the purple coneflower, Echinacea angustifolia, occurs each July in western Minnesota. Peak flowering varies from year to year by several weeks. In a large experimental planting of Echinacea in a prairie restoration, we have observed that seed set starts high and declines during the flowering season. We want to know why. Do different bees species visit early and late in the