We just had another awesome MarshChat, this time with Dr Gina Wimp from Georgetown! Gina is a fantastic ecologist who focuses on the effects of changes (i.e. fragmentation, nutrients) on the UNREAL marsh arthropod food web. Seriously, its crazy! Gina tells me about intense specialization by plant hoppers and their predators and I even heard a story about spider nuptials.
I added a new feature to the MarshChat this week which was the Marsh Rapid Fire Round, where we learned that Gina’s marshes feature some of the coolest marsh animals, Diamondback Terrapins, and that her former advisor, the legendary Bob Denno, once laid under a giant fallen tree branch, pretending to have been hit by it to mess with his students