Welcome to the Olson-Manning Lab at Augustana University!

Augustana University Biology Department


Lab members as of June 2017 in search of milkweed. Left to right (Jessa Kack, Avery Selbery, Dr. Carrie Olson-Manning, Erica Bien, Alex Peterson, Maggie Donovan, Sydney Kruetzmann)


May 2017 – Four summer BRIN and EPSCoR students (Avery, Erica, Alex and Sydney – pictured above) joined the lab for 10 weeks of intensive summer research! Jessa and Maggie are also conducting independent research projects.

September 2016- We began a collaboration with the Butterfly House and Marine Cove in Sioux Falls and Dr. Erica Westerman at the University of Arkansas on butterfly behavior.

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Pictured: Alex Peterson, Skyy Pineda, Sydney Kreutzmann, and Nicholas Antonson wandering around the butterfly house watching P. polytes and muttering into their cell phones

Fall 2016 – Lab opened!