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.
- Landis lab alumni Dr. Mary Gardiner (PhD 2008) was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at The Ohio State University, Department of Entomology. Mary and her students work on a range of issues focusing on biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban ecosystems. To learn more about her work visit: http://ale.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/
- Landis Lab alum Brendan Carson (MS 2013) is currently a research associate in the “Invasives to Energy Project” in the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago. Brendan spends his summers doing research for the project at the University of Michigan Biological Station at Pellston, MI.
- Chrisite Bahlai was featured in Nature’s online News & Comment section. The lady beetle research she mentions is funded by our NSF LTER project and she also contributes to the GLBRC Biodiversity team.
- 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.