News from the Boyer Lab


  1. We took our research in some new directions this summer, getting started on projects on Australian armored harvestmen and also local daddy long-legs reproductive behavior.  You can see trailers for our work on reproductive behavior here and here, thanks to hardworking lab member Michelle Coblens.  At right (above) the whole summer student gang is here.  From left to right: rising seniors Jill Oberski, Kenji Shoemaker, Mito Imagawa, Michelle Coblens, Katya Jay, and Joanne Johnson.

  2. We had a great field season in Australia!  Joanne Johnson and Jill Oberski, both Macalester class of ’16, joined me and Prashant Sharma (American Museum of Natural History) for our May-June 2015 expedition to Queensland.  We came home laden with harvestman specimens for our ongoing research projects.  At right, my students and I are in the rainforest en route to a collecting site.

  3. Big congratulations to Boyer Lab alum Caitlin Baker ’12!  She was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in support of her research on harvestman evolution in Gonzalo Giribet’s lab, where she is hard at work on her PhD.  Caitlin has coauthored three (!) different publications related to her Macalester honors thesis, one of which is published and two of which are currently in review.
























Sarah L. Boyer


Associate Professor

Biology Department

Macalester College

1600 Grand Avenue

Saint Paul, Minnesota

55105 USA


boyer (at) macalester (dot) edu


Sarah’s CV