Jessica Ware (GSNB-Entomology ’08), associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences, tells NPR’s “What’s Bugging You?” the intriguing facts about the life cycle of the dragonfly and its dramatic mating process. Listen at NPR.
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Celebrated in art and literature over the centuries, dragonflies continue to fascinate people, and none more than Jessica Ware (GSNB-Entomology ’08). An assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Jessica credits her Canadian upbringing for her passion for dragonflies. “I thank my grandparents, Gwen and Harold […]
Rutgers-Newark biology professor Jessica Ware, who graduated with a Ph.D. in entomology in 2008, received an Early CAREER award worth $800,000 over the next five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ware’s award will be used to examine how the social structure of lower-termite colonies might have arisen 140 million years ago, testing whether […]
At this year’s annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America’s Eastern Branch three students working in entomology-related laboratories were honored: Robert (Rob) Holdcraft Robert Holdcraft, a technician and master’s degree student in professor Cesar Rodriguez-Saona’s lab at the Phillip Marucci Blueberry-Cranberry Research Center won the branch’s Asa Fitch award for this year’s outstanding Masters […]
Jessica Ware – Department of Biological Sciences
Alumna Jessica Ware (GSNB-Entomology ’08), biology professor at Rutgers Newark, is lead author of a study looking at the mixing of genes of the dragonfly Pantala flavescens across vast geographic expanses. The research indicates that the insect is one of the world’s most traveled, far exceeding the Monarch butterfly. Read more at Rutgers Today.
Biologists at Rutgers University-Newark have found the world’s longest-distance flyer, the tiny dragonfly. You would be surprised to know that the title for the same has been bagged by a dragon fly, which is hardly an inch and a half long… They have …
When the dinosaurs ruled the earth, they were already bugged by creatures who had gotten there many millions of years earlier: Dragonflies and damselflies. In fact, says Rutgers University-Newark biologist, Jessica Ware, (Ph.D graduate in Entomology) the first creatures to take to the skies of earth did so 406 million years ago. Ware knows of […]
New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter. A newly seen species, Periplaneta japonica, has just been discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockr…
Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood is home to art galleries, fashion stores, townhouses and now a new breed of cockroach that won’t die even if forced to live outside all winter. The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway…