Welcome to the Insect Biodiversity in Agroecosystems Lab!

Research in our lab aims to better understand the importance of biodiversity (specifically insects) to the health and functioning of agricultural ecosystems. We work on many different kinds of insects, and with interested scientists at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level. Funded opportunities are listed under “Available Projects”.

This research group is run by (me) Paul Manning.  Research in my group is focused on: entomology, community/citizen science, community ecology, and natural history. We do quite a bit of work on dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) as a model system for understanding the vulnerability of agroecosystems to environmental disturbances.

For more information about the kind of work that I do, my CV is available here and my Google scholar profile can be found here. You can also check out some of the cool projects done by previous students