The Garnas Lab focuses broadly on better understanding the diversity, frequency, and consequences of novel interactions in forest ecosystems that occur as species ranges shift with biological invasion and climate change. Our study systems include emerald ash borer, beech bark disease, beech leaf disease, and southern pine beetle in forests of the northeastern United States. Our team uses these study systems (among others) to ask a variety of questions about the ecology and evolution of insects and microbes in forest systems.

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Garnas Lab News

Short Pub from New Postdoc, Carl

By Caroline Kanaskie | September 13, 2023

From postdoc Carl Bastom, Jr: “As an Assistant Features Editor (AFE) for The Plant Cell, I get to write small pieces highlighting research articles coming out in that issue. Being an AFE has been a great way to see cutting edge research early as well as gain experience writing. This most recent work was about differential pigment …

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An update from Jeff in Lausanne

By Caroline Kanaskie | September 6, 2023

September 6, 2023 This is Jeff (with a new friend [a wooden wolf statue placed without explanation on the park bench]) on the campus of the University of Lausanne next to the “Napolean tree”– an English oak (Quercus robur). This massive tree was an acorn when Napoleon (yes, Bonaparte) was a young boy, and a …

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Garnas Lab updates: 2019 – today

By Caroline Kanaskie | August 30, 2023

August 30, 2023 It’s been a while since we’ve posted any news on the Garnas Lab site . . . so here’s a big update to catch you up on the last FOUR years! We plan to post to the site more often, and we just transitioned the site over to WordPress so it is …

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