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)