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

AmNat paper from lab member Jeremy Heath is out!

By jrg1035 | May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018 Jeremy’s paper entitled “Adaptive Divergence in a Defense Symbiosis Driven from the Top Down” is published in this month’s American Naturalist!  Download a free copy here:  https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/697446 Congrats Jeremy!

Caroline Kanaskie is awarded a UNH STAF Teaching Assistant Scholarship!

By jrg1035 | March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 Congrats Caroline!!

Jeff Garnas is a guest on New Hampshire Public Radio’s “The Exchange”

By jrg1035 | October 4, 2017

October 4, 2017 Dr. Jeff Garnas serves as a panelist on New Hampshire Public Radio’s “The Exchange” on forest health issues (Dutch elm disease, Emerald ash borer, Chestnut blight). Links to: NHPR blog and audio.