Current lab members
Research interests: Insect ecology, invasive species, and pest management in agricultural systems.
Lourdes Perez Cordero
Research interests: I’m interested in insect behavior and the relationship between insects
and the environment, humans, and other organisms.
Research interests: Angela is interested in factors that influence natural enemy diversity and
abundance in agroecosystems. She is also generally interested in broad topics within invasion
science, behavioral ecology, and arachnology.
Research interests: Eric is interested in the intersection of entomology and sustainable agriculture,
specifically how to incorporate beneficial insects with existing management practices to benefit
Previous Lab Members
Research interests: I’m interested in utilizing molecular techniques to identify natural enemies
of the Lebbeck mealybug, Nipaecoccus viridis. I am also investigating how the presence of ants
affects the diversity of natural enemies present and potentially feeding on this pest in the field.