Need specimens for Augochlorella aurata study
- Dear all,
I'm a postdoc studying some of the ecological and genetic factors
associated with the evolution of social behavior in halictid bees with
professors Naomi Pierce and Hopi Hoekstra. I'm currently working with
Sam Droege to study intraspecific variation in Augochlorella aurata
throughout its range.
We already have specimens from several of you on this listserv, but
are looking for additional molecular data and specimens from
populations at the periphery of Augochlorella aurata's range. We would
particularly be interested in specimens from the Maritimes, Ontario,
Colorado, Texas, northern Minnesota, and coastal dune areas along all
Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
Specimens in 95% ethanol would be wonderful, but dried specimens
collected during the last 10 years are also very useful.
FQEB Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2902 USA