Brigette Zacharczenko

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==About Me==
 
==About Me==
 
===Science interests===
 
===Science interests===
*I have always loved insects. When I was 7 years old I decided I wanted to be an entomologist... and look at me now!
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I have always loved insects. When I was 7 years old I decided I wanted to be an entomologist... and look at me now!
*I am most interested in systematics, evolution, and behavior of insects.
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*Systematics, evolution, and behavior of insects
*I enjoy blacklighting to capture moths, and rearing caterpillars in the lab.
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*Blacklighting to capture moths, rearing caterpillars in the lab
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*Scientific illustration
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*Entomology collection curation
  
 
===Non-science interests===
 
===Non-science interests===
*I am an avid crossfitter at [http://crossfitstorrs.com/ Crossfit Storrs].
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*I am an avid crossfitter at [http://crossfitstorrs.com/ Crossfit Storrs]
*I have several pets including two rabbits, three snakes, one gecko, one salamander, and a bunch of guppies.
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*I have several pets including two rabbits, three snakes, one gecko, one salamander, and a bunch of guppies
 
*If I'm not at school or caring for my pets, I am probably sewing. Since 2007 I have run my sewing business, [http://weirdbuglady.com Weird Bug Lady], on Etsy.com. I make plush toys of insects and other animals.
 
*If I'm not at school or caring for my pets, I am probably sewing. Since 2007 I have run my sewing business, [http://weirdbuglady.com Weird Bug Lady], on Etsy.com. I make plush toys of insects and other animals.
  
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==Education==
 
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==Research==
 
==Research==
Invertebrate systematics, speciation, and developmental biology. Evolutionary biology of the noctuid moth genus Acronicta with a focus on larval mimicry complexes, and changes in morphology and behavior between instars.
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==Teaching==
 
==Teaching==
Fall 2010: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology<br>
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Fall 2010: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology (TA)<br>
Spring 2011: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology<br>
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Spring 2011: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology (TA)<br>
Fall 2011: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology<br>
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Fall 2011: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology (TA)<br>
Spring 2012: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology<br>
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Spring 2012: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology (TA)<br>
Summer 2012: EEB4252 Field Entomology<br>
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Summer 2012: EEB4252 Field Entomology (Instructor)<br>
Fall 2012: EEB4250 General Entomology<br>
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Fall 2012: EEB4250 General Entomology (TA)<br>
Spring 2013: EEB2245 Evolutionary Biology
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Spring 2013: EEB2245 Evolutionary Biology (TA)
  
==Publications and presentations==
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==Publications==
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===Popular writing===
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Kaatskill Life magazine (2003 – present)<br>
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Popular nature articles and photography published in a quarterly magazine.<br>
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The “Learning about Kaatskill Kritters” section is written alternately by Brigette and Nicholas Zacharczenko.<br>
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===Peer reviewed publications===
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===Presentations===
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CARCNET 2010 20th Annual Meeting at Acadia University<br>
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Wolfville, Nova Scotia, September 17-20<br>
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Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network<br>
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Presented: Geographic variation in dorsal colour patterns in Fowler’s toads (with David M. Green)
  
 
==Outreach==
 
==Outreach==
 
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==EEB GSA==
[[Category:EEB Graduate Students]]
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2011-present EEB Graduate Student Association Treasurer
[[Category:EEB People]]
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==Associations==
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*Connecticut Entomological Society
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*Entomological Society of America
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*The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
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Contents

Contact Information

Mailing address:
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269

Office: TLS 473
Phone: 518-573-3091
E-mail: Brigette Zacharczenko

About Me

Science interests

I have always loved insects. When I was 7 years old I decided I wanted to be an entomologist... and look at me now!

  • Systematics, evolution, and behavior of insects
  • Blacklighting to capture moths, rearing caterpillars in the lab
  • Scientific illustration
  • Entomology collection curation

Non-science interests

  • I am an avid crossfitter at Crossfit Storrs
  • I have several pets including two rabbits, three snakes, one gecko, one salamander, and a bunch of guppies
  • If I'm not at school or caring for my pets, I am probably sewing. Since 2007 I have run my sewing business, Weird Bug Lady, on Etsy.com. I make plush toys of insects and other animals.

Places to find me on the internet

CaterpillarBlog
Weird Bug Lady
deviantART
Flickr
Facebook - Weird Bug Lady
Facebook - me
Twitter

Blacklightmoth.jpg
Bunnies.jpg
Carpull.jpg
Tardigrade2.jpg

Education

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2010 - present
University of Connecticut, Storrs

B.Sc. Applied Zoology
2006-2010
McGill University
Macdonald Campus

Research

Invertebrate systematics, speciation, and developmental biology. Evolutionary biology of the noctuid moth genus Acronicta with a focus on larval mimicry complexes, and changes in morphology and behavior between instars.

Acronictaeggs.jpg
Acronictasem.jpg
Pinning.jpg
Funeralis.jpg

Teaching

Fall 2010: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology (TA)
Spring 2011: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology (TA)
Fall 2011: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology (TA)
Spring 2012: BIOL1102 Foundations of Biology (TA)
Summer 2012: EEB4252 Field Entomology (Instructor)
Fall 2012: EEB4250 General Entomology (TA)
Spring 2013: EEB2245 Evolutionary Biology (TA)

Publications

Popular writing

Kaatskill Life magazine (2003 – present)
Popular nature articles and photography published in a quarterly magazine.
The “Learning about Kaatskill Kritters” section is written alternately by Brigette and Nicholas Zacharczenko.

Peer reviewed publications

Presentations

CARCNET 2010 20th Annual Meeting at Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, September 17-20
Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network
Presented: Geographic variation in dorsal colour patterns in Fowler’s toads (with David M. Green)

Outreach

EEB GSA

2011-present EEB Graduate Student Association Treasurer

Associations

  • Connecticut Entomological Society
  • Entomological Society of America
  • The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
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