This semester, iEcoLab welcomes two new graduate students working with Dr. Behm. Timothy Swartz did his MS at the University of Illinois on the impact of agriculture on wetland frogs. He has joined the team to work on the biodiversity of small farms on the urban-rural gradient in the Philadelphia area and the insect diversity of Curacao Island. Payton Phillips joined us from Central Michigan University where she worked on the genetics of black-footed ferret–which if you do not know this species, you should, they are adorable. Payton is currently working on landscape genetics of geckos across Curacao and starting a research program on urban mammals here in Philadelphia.