Recent news


  • Leslie Spencer has joined the lab as a research assistant.


  • The Google Foundation has agreed to provide funding in support of our on-going collaborative research efforts with Washington State University on western monarch butterflies.
  • Genevieve Pugesek has joined the lab as a post-doc.

June 2021

  • Jenny Pugesek has successfully defended her PhD thesis, entitled “The cryptic life cycle stages of bumble bees: using natural history to guide conservation.”

May 2021

  • Collin Edward has been awarded the E.C. Pielou Award for his talk at the August 2020 meeting of the Ecological Society of America.

April 2021

  • The Phenology project team's presentation at the 2021 Spring In Progress Review was well-received by the SERDP-ESTCP Technical Committee.

February 2021

September 2020

August 2020

  • Our lab has received a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to study the Great Lakes nesting ecology of the rusty patch bumblebee.
  • Rachel Bonoan has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Biology Department at Providence College.
  • Sylvie Finn has joined the lab as a Ph.D.

June 2020

May 2020

March 2020

  • Jenny Pugesek placed first for 15 Minute Talks at the Graduate Research Symposium.

January 2020

  • Collin Edwards was awarded an Honorable Mention for the best postdoc talk at the American Society of Naturalists meeting.

Previous Events

  • In December 2019, The Crone lab hosted a workshop on Species Interactions and Shifting Phenologies, with researchers attending from Tufts, University of Georgia, Montana State University, and Washington State.
  • Collin Edwards has joined the lab as a Post Doc.
  • Eric Scott has joined the lab as a Ph.D.
  • James Michielini has joined the lab as a Post Bacc
  • Natalie Kerr has successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations, Nat!
  • James Michielini has successfully defended his senior honors thesis. Congratulations, James!
  • Elizabeth has been recognized by Representative Ayanna Pressley for receiving NSF funding to investigate the rapid decline in western monarchs.
  • The Source-Sink Project Team has been honored with a SERDP 2018 Project of the Year Award for Resource Conservation and Resiliency.
  • Atticus Murphy has joined the lab as a Ph.D.
  • Genevieve Pugesek passed her qualifying exam, yay!
  • Rachel Bonoan has joined the lab as a Post Doc.
  • Nick Dorian starts his PhD in the Crone lab.
  • June Arriens has joined the lab as a Post Bacc.
  • Robert Bosso has joined the lab as the new Lab Manager
  • Lee Browne and Norah Warchola have re-joined the lab as a Research Associates
  • Xianfeng Yi has joined the lab as a Visiting Scholar.
  • Elizabeth was inducted into the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.
  • Ph.D. candidate Natalie Kerr passed her qualifying exam, congrats!
  • Undergraduate Lauren Redosh co-authors a paper on mouse population cycles published in Ecology and Evolution
  • Finnish Ph.D. student Kirsi Alahuhta visits lab for two weeks in October 2016
  • Ph.D. student Michał Bogdziewicz's paper on the effects of nitrogen on masting in red oaks is published in Journal of Ecology
  • Elizabeth and collaborators Lee Brown and Cheryl Schultz win a SERDP award to study butterfly population dynamics and conservation
  • Former undergraduate Nick Dorian wins best poster at SCCS-NY 2016
  • Elizabeth gives a talk at a BIRS theoretical ecology workshop titled, "Combining models and data to set guidelines for butterfly conservation"
  • Postdoc Norah Warchola begins teaching classes at Tufts University as a part-time instructor
  • Ph.D. student Natalie Kerr attends EVODEMO conference in Washington D.C. and presents a poster on her work with optimal body size in bumble bee workers
  • Nick Dorian and Lauren Redosh both successfully defend their undergraduate honors theses
  • Ph.D. student Genevieve Pugesek and another Tufts Biology graduate student win a Wendy and Neil Sandler International Research Program grant to conduct research on pollinators on coffee farms in Costa Rica
  • Elizabeth and collaborator Neal Williams' paper on modeling bumble bee population dynamics is published in Ecology Letters