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Meghan Barrett

Karma: 598

Entomology Specialist collaborating with Rethink Priorities and Assistant Professor of Biology at Indiana University Indianapolis.

PhD in Biology (Drexel University, 2022), specializing in sensory systems and thermal physiology of arthropods. MS in Education (Drexel University, 2022), with a concentration in Higher Education. BS in Biology and English/​Creative Writing (State University of New York at Geneseo, 2016).

Post­docs and PhD/​MS po­si­tions in Farmed In­sect Welfare for 2024

Meghan Barrett10 Oct 2023 19:54 UTC
82 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

A Primer for In­sect Sen­tience and Welfare (as of Sept 2023)

Meghan Barrett26 Sep 2023 22:40 UTC
114 points
3 comments8 min readEA link

Draw­ing at­ten­tion to in­va­sive Ly­man­tria dis­par dis­par spongy moth out­breaks as an im­por­tant, ne­glected is­sue in wild an­i­mal welfare

Meghan Barrett28 May 2023 14:18 UTC
93 points
0 comments2 min readEA link
(rethinkpriorities.org)

Short Re­search Sum­mary: Can in­sects feel pain? A re­view of the neu­ral and be­havi­oural ev­i­dence by Gib­bons et al. 2022

Meghan Barrett22 Nov 2022 16:46 UTC
213 points
21 comments3 min readEA link
(authors.elsevier.com)

Re­search sum­mary: brain cell counts in Black Soldier Flies (Her­me­tia illu­cens; Diptera: Stra­tiomy­i­dae)

Rethink Priorities15 Aug 2022 23:44 UTC
67 points
2 comments14 min readEA link
(www.sciencedirect.com)