The Landis lab focuses on the ecology, conservation and management of insects in landscapes containing both natural and managed ecosystems. Research themes include: understanding the influence of landscape structure on insect ecology, design of sustainable landscapes to promote ecosystem services, invasive species ecology and management, and conservation/restoration of rare species and communities.
- Check out Mitchell Lettow's Forest Ecology and Management paper on oak savanna restoration strategies
- We are pleased to announce the arrival of our newest graduate student Marissa Schuh from Luther College
- Congratulations Ben Werling and Doug Landis for their recent PNAS paper entitled Perennial grasslands enhance biodiversity and multiple ecosystem services in bioenergy landscapes
- Brendan Carson graduates from MSU with an M.S. in Entomology; Ecology Evolutionary Behavior and Biology and takes a position as Field Science Educator with NatureBridge at Yosemite National Park.
- Congratulations Dr. Megan Woltz in receiving the IOBC NRS Robert J. O'Neil Outstanding PhD Student in Biological Control Award!
- Congratulations! Dr. Doug Landis has received the honor of Outstanding Alumnus Award from North Carolina State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Read more.
- Megan Woltz graduates with a PhD in Entomology; Ecology Evolutionary Behavior and Biology and takes a Post Doctoral Research position at Oregon State University
- Mitchell Lettow graduates from MSU with an M.S. in Entomology; Ecology Evolutionary Behavior and Biology and takes a position as Stewardship Specialist with the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
- We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Post-Doctoral Associate Aaron Fox from North Carolina State University
- Congratulations! Dr. Doug Landis has been named Distinguished Faculty for 2013 by the MSU All-University Awards Committee
- Check out Megan Woltz's presentation given at the National Science Foundation's LTER Mini-Symposium in Washington D.C.
- See Christie Bahlai’s new paper on a mechanistic population model for soybean aphid and its natural enemies at Ecological Modelling
- See our new Spotted Knapweed Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions resources
- Mitch Lettow won first prize for his student poster presentation at the recent Midwest-Great Lakes Society for Ecological Restoration meeting. “Flowering plant and pollinator response to oak savanna restoration. Lettow, MC, LA Brudvig, and DA Landis. Midwest-Great Lakes Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Meeting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 5/4/2012.”
- Doug Landis gives radio interview "Invasive Species Success Story: Purple Loosestrife"
- See Megan Woltz's AGEE paper on how landscape influences insect natural enemies
- Ben Werling’s Extension Bulletin on Biodiversity Services and Bioenergy Landscapes
- PNAS article on Landscape Simplification and Insecticide Use
- Read about our travel in central Asia.
- See Anna Fiedler's American Entomologist article about Insectapod
- Ecological Applications cover story: Landscape diversity enhances biological control.
- PNAS article on biofuels and biological control services.
- Frontiers article on arthropod-mediated ecosystem services.