Kaitlin Stack Whitney
June 14, 2023
Where are the bugs? Some may say there's been less "buzzing" around town lately
WROC-TV talks to Kaitlin Stack Whitney, assistant professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, about how a mild winter and recent dry weather has impacted insects.
June 12, 2023
Exploring the complexities of using ladybugs as pest control
In an attempt to limit the use of chemical pesticides and promote native species on their land, some gardeners have begun purchasing ladybugs as a form of “natural” pest control. However, Assistant Professor Kaitlin Stack Whitney says that buying ladybugs online, as opposed to attracting them naturally, can cause more harm than good.
March 21, 2022
Environmental evolution: RIT part of the largest-ever study
WROC-TV talks to Kaitlin Stack Whitney, assistant professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, about her team's research on white clover.
March 17, 2022
RIT scientists part of massive study on clover showing urbanization drives adaptive evolution
RIT contributed to a massive study on a tiny roadside weed that shows urbanization is leading to adaptive evolution at a global scale. As part of the Global Urban Evolution Project (GLUE) project, scientists from 160 cities across six continents collected more than 110,000 samples of white clover plants in urban, suburban, and rural areas to study urbanization’s effects on the plants.
October 4, 2021
RIT researchers part of $15 million NSF grant aimed at reducing food waste
A $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation will be used to establish the first national academic research network on wasted food in the United States. Under the grant, researchers from American University will lead 13 other institutions, including RIT, in a five-year project.
October 29, 2019
Bee-Friendly Companies Are Getting the Science of the Crisis Completely Wrong
OneZero talks to Kaitlin Stack Whitney, assistant professor in the science, technology and society department and the environmental sciences program, about the effect of corporations' efforts to protect honeybee populations.
August 26, 2019
RIT researches the status of pollinators
Research being conducted by RIT students and faculty will help determine if additional flowers, grasses and plants will benefit insects that help in pollination. The research is being done across the state, particularly next to roadways, and could help determine if later or fewer cuts to the vegetation next to the roads would help pollinators by allowing more time for plants to flower.
June 25, 2019
An unstoppable partnership: Seneca Park Zoo and RIT
ZooNooz, a publication by the Seneca Park Zoo, highlights projects with RIT.
May 3, 2019
RIT researchers contribute to massive Global Urban Evolution Project
RIT environmental science students turned some heads when they stopped to pick white clover plants near a gas station along New York State Route 33A in October. But little did onlookers know that they were helping to conduct the largest evolution study outside of human genomics.
April 25, 2019
Imaging system being developed by Seneca Park Zoo will take visitors to Madagascar
WROC-TV reports on project by RIT and Seneca Park Zoo to develop a virtual reality gaming environment that will let zoogoers experience a Madagascar rainforest ecosystem.
March 27, 2019
Are Insects Going Extinct? The Debate Obscures the Real Dangers They Face
Discover quotes insect ecologist Kaitlin Stack Whitney, visiting assistant professor in the science, technology and society department and the environmental sciences program.
February 12, 2019
Open Science Isn't Always Open to All Scientists
Guest essay co-authored by Kaitlin Stack Whitney, visiting assistant professor in the science, technology and society department and the environmental sciences program, published in American Scientist.