The Landis lab focuses on the ecology, conservation and management of insects in landscapes containing both natural and managed ecosystems.

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This website! You might have noticed you were redirected here from our legacy domain name - It's still us the Landis Lab! So take a look around but please excuse us while we continue to upload content and improve this site.

4/1/19 We are hiring technicians for full time summer work. See our flyer! and email your resume to 

3/26/19 Andrew Myers' paper entitled: Habitat type influences Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) oviposition and egg survival on Asclepias syriaca (Gentianales: Apocynaceae) will be published in Environmental Entomology. Look back here for the PDF when we have it!

3/14/19 Nate Haan was interviewed by the Detroit free press on his #MowingforMonarchs research. Link Here: Mowing For Monarchs

3/12/19 Nate Haan (post-doc) just published a paper entitled: “Grassland disturbance increases monarch butterfly oviposition and decreases arthropod predator abundance.“ in Biological Conservation and it was also featured on the MSU Today website

3/12/19 Allison Zahorec (PhD student) recently received a KBS LTER Summer Fellowship for her proposal entitled: “Evaluating Microarthropod Community Structure Across a Gradient of Agricultural Intensification.” Ali will be studying shifts in the communities of collembolans and soil mites after 30 years of managing a corn/soybean/wheat rotation under conventional, reduced-input and organic treatments. In addition, she will collect initial data on soil arthropod community assembly processes as we initiate a new perennial prairie strip manipulation in our low-input treatments.

3/12/19- Doug’s long term work on soybean aphid control by lady beetles was recently featured on the National Science Foundation’s LTER Network website

3/5/19-- ANDREW MYERS: WORKING THE NIGHT SHIFT article featured at MSUToday

Why does Andrew Myers study monarch butterflies?  Find out in this short Youtube video

Many congratulations!

Congratulations to Sara Hermann who successfully defended her PhD dissertation this fall and to Paul Charland and Dan Gibson who successfully defended their Master's this past summer! Best Wishes to them and their future endeavors!

Congratulations Dr. Wills! The role of ants in north temperate grasslands: A review has been published in Oecologia!

Congratulations! Doug Landis was recently named a University Distinguished Professor. Check out the video featuring his work here. He also recently received the Distinguished Scientist Award, from the International Organization for Biological Control, Nearctic Regional Section (IOBC-NRS).


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