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Tara Saley

Tara Saley

Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics

PhD
Adviser Zach Gompert

Contact Information

Office Location: BNR 301
Email: tarasaley@aggiemail.usu.edu

Emphasis

My current work will experimentally identify the determinants of host use and limits to colonization of an exotic host plant (alfalfa) by the Melissa blue butterfly (L. melissa). This work focuses specifically on the consequences of plant and insect genetic and trait variation for the outcome of plant-insect interactions.