The Forbes Lab @ The University of Iowa

Welcome to the Forbes Lab!  

We study the evolution, ecology, taxonomy, and behavior of insects, particularly flies and parasitic wasps.

Current research in the lab focuses on:

1) Coevolution of parasitic wasps with their insect hosts

2) Avoidance of non-hosts by parasitic insects and its relevance to speciation

3) Dispersal limitation and trophic decoupling in urban/agricultural mosaic landscapes

4) Transitions to asexuality in Hymenoptera

The Forbes Lab
Department of Biology
434A Biology Building
Iowa CIty, IA 52242
(319) 335-1086 (lab)
(319) 335-3006 (Forbes office)


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