Welcome! We tackle a diverse blend of basic and applied research questions related to the trophic ecology of insects. As agroecologists, our goals are to address pest problems in crop production and provide management tools that reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. As basic ecologists, we seek to understand & predict some of the numerous ecological factors that control predator-prey dynamics.  Based in beautiful Upstate South Carolina (check out our instagram feed for some views of the splendid Appalachian foothills), we combine field and lab-based experiments with on-farm sampling in collaboration with farmers across the Southeast.

Insect ecology art by Sabrina Judson (@prismatic_apothecary)