Caroline Kanaskie

Caroline Kanaskie

Research Topic

Community Ecology in the Expanding Range of Southern Pine Beetle

Caroline’s research investigates the ecological consequences of climate-induced range expansion using the southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis; SPB) system. SPB kills pine trees by using pheromone communication to orchestrate mass-attack of healthy trees. The ecological and economic impacts of SPB has fueled over 100 years of research in the southeastern U.S.—the beetle’s native range. Caroline compared the insect community associated with SPB infestation in New York and in the native range for her Master’s here at UNH, and will continue to build on that work during her PhD.

Previous Award and Activities

  • UNH Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship, 2018
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Grant - 2015

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Kanaskie, C.R. Southern pine beetle on the move: What’s happening in the expanded range? April 2019. Three Minute Thesis, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (Oral presentation)
  • Kanaskie, C.R. Southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) success and community dynamics in Long Island, New York. March 2019. Natural Resources and the Environment Spring Seminar Series, UNH, Durham, NH (Oral presentation)
  • Kanaskie, C.R., K.J. Dodds, F.M. Stephen, and J.R. Garnas. Southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) success and community dynamics in Long Island, New York. November 2018. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Oral presentation)

Education

M.Sc.Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire, 2019
B.S. Environmental Science, Dickinson College, 2017

Related Links

My personal webpage https://carolinekanaskie.wixsite.com/home
https://twitter.com/Kanaskie_MSc