Ed Lewis

Ph.D. Entomology. 1991. Auburn University, Auburn, AL. M.S. Entomology. 1987. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. B.S. Natural Resources. 1980. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Ecology of Insects, Nematodes and Parasites; Ecology of Soil Foodwebs; Biological Control of Insects and Nematodes; Non-target Impacts of Biological Control Agents

Research Abstract

  • My research program is wide-ranging in the scope of the questions asked and in the taxa that are studied. There is, however, a common thread to the work that takes place in my laboratory; we seek to understand why and how organisms find, recognize, assess and exploit resources. We ask questions about how insects and nematodes make decisions about resource utilization and what the fitness outcomes of the decisions are. To answer these kinds of questions, we engage in studies of behavior, popul

Areas of Emphasis

  • Agricultural Ecology, Ecosystems and Landscape Ecology


  • Entomology and Nematology