The Sword Lab is a multidisciplinary environment incorporating approaches ranging from molecular biology to landscape ecology. Dr. Sword’s recent 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.

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

  • Microbial ecology
  • Migration and movement
  • Population genetics
  • Functional genomics
  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Nutritional ecology
  • Collective behavior
  • Aquatic entomology
  • 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.

Latest news can be found in the Lab Blog.