In the Parry Lab, we use ecological tools to investigate how invasive species impact ecosystems and try to quantify the factors that facilitate their spread and abundance. We seek to understand how disturbances such as climate change alter ecological interactions among species. We also assess threats to species of conservation concern and develop solutions to mitigate the environmental impacts that may underlie their decrease. 


Collaborative paper from our NSF Macrosystem grant on physiological adaptation in gypsy moth along its invasion front out in J. of Biogeography

Dec. 02, 2020 | by Dylan

New paper from recent MS student Wendy Leuenberger's research at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Ice Storm project out in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 

Nov. 28, 2020 | by Dylan

Two PhD positions available. See "Join Lab" link above

Oct. 4, 2020 | by Dylan  



Biocontrol of Invasive Swallow-worts
We are introducing a moth from the native range of these highly invasive vines to try and reduce their environmental impact in the Northeast.

Giant Silk Moth Decline
Several grad students in my lab have studied this charismatic group of very large and beautiful native insects, many of which have declined in abundance

American Chestnut Restoration
We are evaluating potential non-target effects of  genetically-modified blight resistant American chestnut on insect herbivores

Some Other Ongoing Projects (see Projects Tab for details)

Climate and variation in gypsy moth physiology along a 2000 km invasion front
Effects of restoration on endemic pine barrens Lepidoptera
Resurgence of the invasive browntail moth in the Northeast
Habitat and prey characterization for a rare tiger beetle

Gypsy Moth Defoliation - Massachusetts - 2017

CONTACT ME: Dylan Parry

Address:       State University of New York

College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone:    315-470-6753

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