Understanding Species Diversity Damselfly Research May Hold Keys to Biodiversity

Friday, October 4, 2013

Inside USD -- Biodiversity is a big topic. And damselflies are small insects. But it turns out the latter may be able to teach us a lot about the former.

University of San Diego assistant professor of biology Adam Siepielski and two students explored the possibility in a field expedition to dozens of lakes and ponds throughout California this summer. Supported by a four-year National Science Foundation grant for $400,000, Siepielski and the students traveled up the east side and down through the western Sierras, conducting observational studies and field experiments on populations of the colorful dragonfly-like insect in lakes and ponds. (Full Article



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