Heather Kopsco

Heather Kopsco

Warwick, RI

University of Rhode Island

Ph.D. candidate in ecology (anticipated graduation May 2020)

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Published on Jun 06, 2019

YOU did it!!!

We have officially reached our goal of $8,000, and are so grateful to all of you for your generosity, interest in our project, and shared vision for this research. Since we still have a week left ...

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Published on Jun 04, 2019

Citizen science helps track the invasive Asian longhorned tick.

Maybe you’ve heard the saying “life can present you with obstacles…or opportunities; it’s all about your attitude.”  For most people, ticks are just an obstacle to good health, a cause for anxiety,...

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Published on May 02, 2019

How does one get a tick...on purpose?

To commemorate reaching 25% of our goal (woohoo, thank you!), let's take a minute to talk tick collecting! Something we're sure you're just itching (heh) to learn about.Finding a tick is something ...

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Published on Apr 17, 2019

Can you identify these ticks?

Can you identify these ticks?To kick off our crowdfunding campaign, we want to give you a peek into what we do. To put it simply, we identify ticks by photograph. Even though we're trained in tick ...

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Published on Apr 02, 2015

More results!

Greetings! Since my last update I have been working in the lab to clear up some inconclusive results on three bird blood samples (see last update here). It took a lot longer than I would have liked...

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Published on Jul 30, 2014

*drum roll* Preliminary Results!

Borrelia burgdorferiBorreliaBorrelia burgdorferiBorrelia burgdorferiBorrelia gariniiBorrelia afzelii. Borrelia burgdorferiBorreliaBorreliaBorreliaBorrelia*RESULTS*BorreliacompletelyBE TICK AWARE!

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Published on May 21, 2014

Hello, again!

Montclair has never worked with a crowd-funded project beforeWith your donation, you've officially made history at Montclair State University.Poecille atricapillusPicoides villosusCyanocitta crista...

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Reply to:Michael YoungMichael Young
Thanks so much, Mike!
Reply to:Denny LuanDenny Luan
Yes, thank you! Glad to report it :).