Dr. Angela Gradish - Post Doctoral Fellow
In 2003, I graduated from Western University with a B.Sc. in Zoology. Later, I went on to complete my M.Sc. (thesis title: Non-target effects of pesticides on biological control agents and pollinators used in greenhouse vegetable production) and Ph.D. (thesis title: Phylogeography, population genetic structure, and conservation of two North American arctic (Oeneis spp.) butterflies) in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph. I’ve been working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Scott-Dupree lab since September, 2014.
My entomological research interests broadly include molecular ecology, conservation genetics, insecticide toxicology, and integrated pest management. I have extensive experience working with bumble bees, in both toxicological and behavioural contexts. My current research primarily focusses on developing semi-field methods for assessing the risks of pesticides to bumble bees. I’m also investigating chemical control options for the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys). When I’m not in the lab, I spend my time drawing and going on adventures with my beagles, Baxter and Charlie.
A. E. Gradish, G. W. Otis, and N. Keyghobadi. 2015. Population genetic structure and genetic diversity of the threatened White Mountain arctic butterfly (Oeneis melissa semidea). Conservation Genetics. 16: 1253-1264. doi: 10.1007/s10592-015-0736-y
A. E. Gradish and G. W. Otis. 2015. Notes on the demography, life history, and behavior of the White Mountain arctic butterfly (Oeneis melissa semidea). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society. 69: 108-113. PDF Online