Saskya van Nouhuys

Parasitoid Ecology Group

Leader: Saskya van Nouhuys

Metapopulation Research Centre, University of Helsinki

                                

We study the behavioral ecology, population and community ecology of interacting species in fragmented landscapes.

Our main research system is the community associated with the Glanville fritillary butterfly Melitaea cinxia in Finland.  The community is made up of the butterfly, its parasitoids and hyperparasitoids, the food plants, and endosymbionts.

 

Who are we?  

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Interested in collaborating or joining the lab?

Postdocs, undergraduates and graduate students, as well a potential collaborators are invited contact Saskya van Nouhuys at sdv2@cornell.edu 

Recent pubication highlights:

INCREASING SYNCHRONY OF BUTTERFLY POPULATION DYNAMICS DRIVEN BY WEATHER
Kahilainen, A., van Nouhuys, S., Schulz, T. & Saastamoinen, M. 2018
Metapopulation dynamics in a changing climate: Increasing spatial synchrony in weather conditions drives metapopulation synchrony of a butterfly inhabiting a fragmented landscape. PDF
Global Change Biology, doi:10.1111/gcb.14280

 

BOTH HOST PLANT AND THE HOST PLANT ENVIRONMENT IMPACT PARASTOID SUCCESS
Reudler J. H., van Nouhuys, S.  2018
The roles of foraging environment, host species and host diet for a generalist pupal parasitoid. PDF
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 10.1111/eea.12657

 

IT IS MORE DANGEROUS TO BE A (CLAY) CATERPILLAR IN THE TROPICS THAN IN THE NORTH

Roslin T, et al 2017.
Higher predation risk for insect prey at low latitudes and elevations
Science, 356: 742-744