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Michelle Kirchner

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Blaimer Lab

Gardner Hall 3115

Research Interests

I am interested in biodiversity and ecology and use ants as my study system. I am conducting the first survey of canopy ants in North Carolina to understand the composition and assembly of ant communities in temperate canopies. I have study sites in state parks across North Carolina, spanning elevational, climatic, biotic, and productivity gradients to test which effects better explain canopy ant diversity patterns.