Entomology professor Claudio Gratton was recently granted a Vilas Mid-Career Travel Fellowship. The $1,500 travel award will help cover the expenses of an upcoming research-related trip to Australia.
Gratton works on the landscape ecology of insects in both basic and applied contexts. He studies the role of beneficial insects, such as native bees and lady beetles, in agriculture and how to conserve them. His research also examines how aquatic insects functionally link aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.