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
- Plant-hebivore-predator interactions
- Insect and nematode management
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