Research

Key themes the lab addresses are:

What are the consequences of environmental change for insects?

  • land use change

  • climate change

  • light pollution

  • sea-level rise

Where are insects when not on our crops? – monitoring insect movements in agricultural landscapes

Why do some insects become major pests while others do not? – what mechanisms underlie insect adaptation to management practices

Emerging areas of research include:

Insects as waste upcyclers

Management of lesser mealworm (Alphitobius diaperinus) in poultry systems

Management of slugs in reduced-till corn and soybean systems

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