The warm embrace of the field season in Arizona has passed, and it's into the icy clutch of Montana's winter. Just a few updates to share. First, I'm attending the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology conference in January. This will be my third attendance of this particular conference and it's always been good fun - lots of really interesting biologists doing fantastic work. I'm presenting a talk on some of the behavioral work from this summer, and am co-authoring a poster with my advisor Art Woods on caterpillar defenses against parasitoids. If you're attending SICB and are interested in these presentations, check out the schedule to find us, or shoot me a note. I'd be happy to give you dates and times.

Also, I'm working a symposium called "How to Make a Zombie: parasite host control". In a word: amazeballs.