Lab Manager

jbotsch@emory.edu

Education

BS Environmental Science (Highest Honors), Emory University

  • Adviser: Berry Brosi
  • Thesis: Impacts of Forest Fragmentation on Species Diversity of Orchid Bees (Apidae: Euglossini) in the Chocó Biodiversity Hotspot of Northwest Ecuador

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in the forces that shape species interactions and community dynamics. I love the breadth of work conducted in our lab and working with our graduate students! In addition to my work with the Brosi lab, I have spent the last two summers in Mývatn, Iceland studying the population dynamics and trophic relationships of midges.

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

Botsch, J.C., S.T. Walter, J. Karubian, N. González, E. Dobbs, and B.J. Brosi. 2017. “Impacts of Forest Fragmentation on Species Diversity of Orchid Bees (Apidae: Euglossini) in the Chocó Biodiversity Hotspot of Northwest Ecuador.” Journal of Insect Conservation.

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society – 2015
  • Honorable Mention, Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, Emory University – 2014
  • Jerry G. Lester Grant Recipient –2014
  • Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory Grant Recipient – 2014
  • Curry T. Hayes Award, Oxford College of Emory University, Department of Biology – 2014
  • Geology Department Award, Oxford College of Emory University – 2014

Selected Work Experience

  • Field Technician studying midges in Mývatn, Iceland 2017
  • Research Technician studying forest insects and their associated fungi in the Southeastern US 2017
  • Environmental Educator 2016
  • Research Intern studying midges in Mývatn Iceland 2016