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.

The Garnas Lab in action!

Garnas Lab News

September lab member highlights: Skype-a-Scientist, and Spain!

By Caroline Kanaskie | October 16, 2023

The Garnas Lab wrapped up a busy September! Here are some highlights: Liz recently chatted with a 9th grade honors biology class about termites and beetles. She connected with the class via Skype a Scientist–the students were in New Jersey! The students read one of her papers and were very excited to ask about both the […]

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 […]

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 […]