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Yelena Pacheco

Extinct Lab Members Bybee

MS Student

Yelena was a master’s student in the Whiting lab. Yelena’s primary research focuses on using phylogenetic methods to answer evolutionary questions within the insect order Phasmatodea (stick insects). This includes deciphering patterns of ecomorph evolution in the stick insects of Papua New Guinea. As an honorary and past member of the Bybee lab, Yelena has worked within the systems Ododnata and Lampyridae during both her undergraduate and graduate education.