The Sword Lab is a multidisciplinary environment incorporating approaches ranging from molecular biology to landscape ecology. Dr. Sword’s appointment as the Charles R. Parencia Chair in Cotton Entomology provides an exciting and challenging opportunity to address major ecological and evolutionary questions in cotton agroecosystems.

Latest news can be found in the
Lab Blog.

Research in the lab spans topics in ecology, evolution, genetics and behavior including:

  • Microbial ecology
  • Nutritional ecology
  • Migration and movement
  • Population genomics
  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Collective behavior
  • Plant-hebivore-predator interactions
  • Insect and nematode management

Please see the Research, People and Publications pages for more detailed information about the lab's activities.