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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Information behind the publication “Distinct Communities Under the Snow: Describing Characteristics of Subnivium Arthropod Communities” by Chris Ziadeh, MSc

By Caroline Kanaskie | April 5, 2024

Christopher P Ziadeh, Shayleigh B Ziadeh, Breanne H Aflague, Mark A Townley, Matthew P Ayres, Alexandra R Contosta, Jeff R Garnas. Distinct communities under the snow: describing characteristics of subnivium arthropod communities, Environmental Entomology, 2024; nvae017, https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvae017 Written by Chris Ziadeh ’23G, former Garnas lab technician and master’s student Prior to starting this research, I knew nothing […]

Caroline’s first big paper: community ecology of southern pine beetle on Long Island, New York 

By Caroline Kanaskie | December 18, 2023

PhD candidate Caroline Kanaskie here. I’m proud to share that my first big paper is now available as an advance article in Environmental Entomology! This is the result of my masters research.  Kanaskie CR, Dodds KJ, Stephen FM, Garnas JR. 2023. Southern pine beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and its associated insect community: similarities and key differences […]

The “APE” at Hubbard Brook

By Caroline Kanaskie | November 15, 2023

No, we have not started studying large, hairy mammals, and we expect that humans will remain the only primates you’ll find in New Hampshire.   We’d like to share a bit about the APE (Ash Protection Experiment) at Hubbard Brook! You can read more about the project here: https://hubbardbrook.org/story/copy/. Here, we specifically want to share more […]