Welcome to the Invertebrate Ecology Laboratory!
Department of Entomology
S-330 Agricultural Science Center N
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
The research in our lab focuses on broad themes in spider, insect and slug ecology with an emphasis on biological control and food web interactions. Our studies combine organismal biology with modern molecular techniques in a variety of agricultural and natural ecosystems including corn, winter wheat, alfalfa, field margin habitats and eastern deciduous forests. For more information on our research, visit lab member homepages.
MTI-2: 2nd International Symposium on the Molecular Detection of Trophic Interactions, May 13-17, 2013. http://www.ca.uky.edu/mti2/
A Field Guide to the Slugs of Kentucky (PDF)
Information for Prospective Graduate StudentsIf you are interested in graduate school to pursue a M.S. or Ph.D. in these broad themes in insect/spider ecology and biological control, please contact me.
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More Information for Prospective Students at the University of Kentucky
The linyphiid spider, Erigone atra, attacking a fruit fly (left)
The invasive slug, Arion intermedius, recently documented as occurring in Kentucky agriculture (right)
Isotoma anglicana, a nutritious and abundant food resource for linyphiid spiders.
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