I am interested in conducting research in the fields of ecology, conservation biology, and entomology. I value science communication and community involvement in science as a means for policy change and conservation efforts.
Pennsylvania State University | Masters in Entomology | Start: August 2021| Expected graduation: May 2023
Colorado State University | Graduated: May 2020
Major: Conservation Biology, Minor: Entomology
Santa Clara University | August 2015
Madison West High School | Madison, WI | September 2011- June 2015
Orlova M., Laverty TM, Reeves WK, Gratton EM, Davies ML, Anisimov N. 2020. “New geographical and host record of bat ectoparasite Steatonyssus (Steatonyssus) afer Radovsky and Yunker, 1963 (Mesostigmata: Gamasina: Macronyssidae)”. Acarologia, Acarologia, 60 (4), pp.951-958. ⟨10.24349/acarologia/20204411⟩. ⟨hal-03044240v2⟩
Reeves WK, Laverty TM, Gratton EM, Mushabati LM, Eiseb SJ. 2020. “New national records for Cyclopodia greeffi greeffi (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) from the Kunene Region, Namibia, Africa”. Entomological News 129(3), 327-329. DOI: 10.3157/021.129.0311
Reeves WK, Mans BJ, Durden LA, Miller MM, Gratton EM, Laverty TM. 2020. “Rickettsia hoogstraalii and a Rickettsiella from the bat tick Argas transgariepinus, in Namibia”. Journal of Parasitology 106(5): 663-669. DOI: 10.1645/20-46
Orlova MV,laverty TM, Reeves WK, Gratton EM, Davies ML. 2020. “The first record of the spinturnicid mite Spinturnix kolenatii Oudemans, 1910 (Mesotigmata: Gamasina: Spinturnicidae) from the long-tailed serotine bat Eptesicus hottentotus A. Smith, 1833 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Africa”. International Journal of Acarology 46(3): 160-164. DOI: 10.1080/01647954.2020.1731596
Orlova MV, Laverty TM, Reeves WK, Gratton EM, Davies ML. 2020. “The first finding of parasitic mite, Parasteatonyssus nyctinomi (Mesostigmata: Gamasina: Macronyssidae), in Namibia”. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 91: a2002. DOI: 10.4102/jsava.v91i0.2002
Symposium presentation: Elena Gratton, Dr. Darin J. McNeil, Dr. Chistina Grozinger, Dr. Heather Hines. “Landscape Factors Impacting Bumble Bee Health”. Penn State Center for Pollinator Research Symposium, November 2021.
Poster presentation: Elena Gratton, Dr. Jacob Job, Dr. Megan McKenna, Dr. George Wittemyer. “Breaking Wind: Measures of Bioacoustical Activity Artificially inflated by Wind”. Society of Environmental Journalism, October 2019.
Poster presentation: Elena Gratton, Dr. Jacob Job, Dr. Megan McKenna, Dr. George Wittemyer. “Breaking Wind: Measures of Bioacoustical Activity Artificially inflated by Wind”. Multicultural Undergraduate Research Art and Leadership Symposium, March 2019.
Poster presentation: Elena Gratton, Carlos G. Linares, Buxton, Rachel T. , Phillips, Richard A. “White-chinned petrel (Procellatia aequinoctialis) population monitoring using bioacoustics techniques”. Front Range Student Ecology Symposium, Colorado State University, February 2019.
Research Technician | Center for Pollinator Conservation, Pennsylvania State University | June 2020 – August 2021
Acoustic Ecology Data Technician | Listening Lab, Colorado State University | January 2020 – May 2020
Acoustic Ecology and Science Communication Undergraduate Researcher | Listening Lab, Colorado State University | November 2016- December 2019
Siegele Intern | Colorado Natural Heritage Program | May 2019 – August 2019
Pollinator Field and Research Volunteer | Gratton lab, University of Wisconsin – Madison | May 2018 - July 2018
Community Genetics Field Technician | Lindroth Lab, University of Wisconsin – Madison | May 2017 - August 2017
Native Plant Gardener | University of Wisconsin - Madison Arboretum | May 2016 - August 2016
Native Bee Lab Technician | Gratton Lab, University of Wisconsin – Madison | September 2015 - January 2016
Wildlife Lab and Field Volunteer | Pauli Lab, University of Wisconsin – Madison | June 2014 - August 2014
Bumble Bee Lab Technician | Gratton Lab, University of Wisconsin – Madison | August 2013 - January 2014
Rooftop Ranger | Madison children’s museum | Oct. 2012- Sept. 2013
Presenter for Pennsylvania Master Naturalists | Pennsylvania Master Naturalists | September 2021, September 2022
Fright Flight Volunteer and Organizer | Fort Collins Ultimate | October 2016, October 2017, October 2018
Trail Maintenance | CSU Environmental Learning Center | April 2018
Clean up crew | Missouri Loves Company | November 2017
UW-Science Expedition Volunteer | University of Wisconsin – Madison | April 2016
Millennium Soccer Coach | Millennium Soccer | May 2012 - May 2014
Liaison to Instructional Committee | Entomology Graduate Association | May 2022 – Present
Captain | CSU Hell’s Belles Ultimate Frisbee | May 2018 – May 2020
Historian | Wisconsin Junior Classical League State Board | January 2014 - January 2015
Skills and Other Interests
Contact me: elenamgratton<at>gmail<dot>com