Megan Dillon

Megan Dillon received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Washington in 2000. Since then she has worked as a research and diagnostic laboratory technician, specializing in molecular biology techniques. As part of the ICE Network, Megan is working on the effects of diapause on macronutrients in bumblebee queens. Megan first realized…

Upcoming Talk by Sarah Waybright

Entomological Society of America On-Demand 10-Minute Session Available Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Effects of ground temperature on survival and energy usage of overwintering queen bumblebees Bumble bees are critical pollinators in serious decline, in part due to changing climate. Changes in growing season climate have been the predominant focus of climate change studies in bumble…

Upcoming Talk by Ellen C. Keaveny

Entomological Society of America On-Demand 10-Minute Session Available Wednesday, November 11, 2020 How does brood mass and worker number influence brood thermoregulation in the cold? Bumble bees generate heat with their flight muscles and shunt that heat from the thorax to the abdomen to incubate developing brood. Incubation temperature has been actively researched from the…

Upcoming Talk by Shayne Dodge

Entomological Society of America On-Demand 10-Minute Session Available Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Not just cold: Evidence of metabolic suppression during diapause in the bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) Bumble bees have an annual cycle in which colonies produce males and new queens in fall. Workers and males die, but mated queens seek underground sites to overwinter, emerging…