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Garett Slater


Garett.p.slater@gmail.com · 1413 Broad St. N.Mankato, MN 55379

 

Education


2015 BS, North Dakota State University, Department of Biology, Fargo, ND, USA

2015-2017 MS, North Dakota State University, Department of Biology, Fargo, ND, USA

  • Graduate Advisor: Dr. Julia H. Bowsher

 

Grants and Awards


  • Office of Research Support Travel Grant, $500
  • Gordon A. Larson Agriculture Research Grant, NDSU Development Foundation, $1,790
  • College of Science and Math travel award, $250
  • North Dakota Department of Agriculture Research Grant, $50,000
  • General Mills Pollinator and Diversity Grant, $25,000

 

Publications


  1. Helm, B. R., Slater, G. P., Rajamohan, A., Yocum, G. D., Greenlee, K. J., & Bowsher, J. H. (2017). The geometric framework for nutrition reveals interactions between protein and carbohydrate during larval growth in honey bees. Biology open6(6), 872-880.
  2. Bruckner, N. Steinhauer, K. Rennich, …..G. P. Slater, M. E. Wilson, D. vanEngelsdorp, G. R. Williams. (in prep). A national survey of managed honey bee 2017–2018 annual colony losses in the USA. Journal of Apicultural Research
  3. P. Slater, G. D. Yocum, and J. H. Bowsher. (in prep). Diet Quantity and Caste Determination in Honey bees. PNAS
  4. P. Slater J. H. Bowsher. (in prep). Eusocial Caste Determination: A meta-analysis. Insect Sociaux

 

Scientific Presentations


  1. Slater, G.P. (2014) Growth variation using the geometric framework of nutrition in Honey bees (Apis mellifera), NDSU Explore. Fargo, ND, USA
  2. Slater, G.P. (2016) Eat to reproduce: The dietary makings of queen honey bees (Apis mellifera). Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB). Portland, OR, USA
  3. Slater, G.P. (2016) Eat to reproduce: The dietary makings of queen honey bees (Apis mellifera). Northern Plains Symposium. Fargo, ND, USA
  4. Slater, G.P. (2017) Honey bee caste determination: How diet quantity, not quality may determine caste. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB). New Orleans, LA, USA.
  5. Slater, G.P. (2018) Discussing Bee Informed Partnership and its role in commercial beekeeping operations. North Dakota Commercial Beekeeping Association. Bismarck, ND, USA
  6. Slater, G.P. (2018) Discussing Bee Informed Partnership and its role in commercial beekeeping operations. Wisconsin Beekeeping Association. Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USAs
  7. Slater, G.P. (2018) Discussing Bee Informed Partnership and its role in commercial beekeeping operations. Minnesota Honey Producers Association. St. Cloud, MN, USA

 

Outreach


  • Teach kids and adults about pollinators at various events, including Avenue for Science, Red River Zoo, Younker’s Children Farm, Introductory Biology classes, WDAY Fargo news segment, the local Fargo Paper, and the University of Minnesota hobby beekeeper classes
  • Established and continued observation hives at both the Red River Zoo and Younker’s Children’s farm
  • Blog about various aspects of beekeeping for both the Bee Informed Partnership and a personal blog, The Daily Guide to Beekeeping. Moreover, maintain social media pages for the blog
  • Inspect, teach, and provide recommendations to over 35 beekeepers in the Midwest

 

Research Experience


USDA-ARS Research Assistant, Fargo, ND, USDA

  • Assisted PhD research scientists in designing and performing methods, collecting data, analyzing results, and interpreting data
  • Designed and performed an experiment, which has been published. Also, developed novel honey bee in vitro rearing protocol

 

Bee Informed Partnership, University of Minnesota St. Paul, MN, USA

  • Assisted the University of Minnesota research scientists in designing and performing methods, collecting data, analyzing results, and interpreting data
  • Consulted commercial beekeepers across the Midwest by providing recommendations, colony health reports, long-term trend reports, and analysis of various pests, pathogens, and diseases
  • Conducted longitudinal trials for various universities, coalitions, private companies, and government organizations on commercial operations

 

Teach Experiences


  • TA Anatomy and Physiology II lab, Fargo, ND, USA                             January 2015-May 2015
  • TA Senior Seminar, Fargo, ND, USA                                                August 2015-December 2015
  • TA Antibiotic Discovery, Fargo, ND, USA                                                January 2017-May 2017

 

 

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