MiraCosta College in the city of Oceanside located in southern California. He is currently completing a 2-month long summer research experience through the Summer Research Opportunities Program at the University of Illinois. He is working with the DeWalt lab at the Illinois Natural History Survey as part of their NSF CSBR 1458285 - "Natural History: Securing Alcohol Types and Donated Alcohol Specimens at the INHS Insect Collection".
On Saturday June 25th at 7:30am, a team of researchers and undergrads conducting research on various disciplines of entomology loaded equipment and gear into field vehicles and headed out on our 8-hour road trip to Hayward Wisconsin. The team includes Edward DeWalt, Matt Yoder, Dimitri Dmitriev, Alex Nelson, and myself Jeff Jaureguy. Among (many) other things our equipment and gear consisted of dip nets, beating sheets, trays, forceps, 95% ethanol, and a tremendous amount of bug spray. The reason I am going on this trip is to conduct research and determine if stream size influences species abundance and species richness of caddisflies.
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