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)