Plant-Insect Ecology & Evolution Lab

The UBC-PIEE Lab, studies plant-insect ecology and evolution, mostly concerning plant defence against herbivory and multispecies interactions. Projects in the lab are diverse, but often consider plant tolerance of herbivory and indirect defences of plants, such as the attraction of natural enemies (e.g. predaceous ants or parasitoid wasps). Almost all projects in the lab address fundamental questions in ecology and evolutionary biology with a strong applied component.