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Hailey Shanovich Awarded at Entomological Society of America

Congratulations to Hailey Shanovich, SE CASC Climate Change and Wildlife Action Postdoctoral Fellow, for her recognition at the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.

Hailey was awarded the Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award, which recognizes innovative research by a graduate student in entomology or plant breeding/genetics. It is selected based on the national impact and creativity/innovation of the student’s research to the field. Her dissertation research on hybrid hazelnut resistance to insect pests was chosen based on the novelty of the crop to the country and the promise for the development of resistant cultivars that would enable sustainable management of the crop therefore reducing pesticide usage. 

Hailey is a recent graduate from University of Minnesota where she earned her Ph.D. in Natural Resource Science and Management in the summer of 2023. 

“I am honored to be this year’s recipient of this award from the Entomological Society of America,” says Shanovich. “To me, receiving this award symbolizes recognition of the benefits of innovative sustainable agricultural research and an investment in the reduction of pesticides on our country’s landscape. As a new postdoctoral fellow for the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, I am excited to continue my passion for research to improve our environment.”