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Welcome to Phytophagy


We are in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Department of Entomology at Cornell University. Our lab studies the ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions, including aspects of herbivory, community ecology, phenotypic plasticity, chemical ecology, coevolution, and phylogenetics. Research projects include work on local biodiversity, ecology of invasive plants, the biology of Monarch butterflies, and the evolution of plant defense strategies. Also visit the Cornell Chemical Ecology Group.  See lab welcome video.



Welcome to new graduate students Jacob and Katie!

Tobias awarded Ambizione grant from Swiss NSF!

New Cornell synthesis on chemical ecology

Plant Interactions Group (Fall 2014)

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