Welcome to the Forbes Lab!

We study the evolutionary ecology of parasitic insects, with an emphasis on "true" fruit flies (Tephritidae) and parasitoid wasps.

Current research in the lab focuses on:

1) Coevolution of parasitic wasps and their host insects

2) Evolution of reproductive isolation between ecologically divergent insect lineages

3) Origins of diversity among hyperdiverse tropical insect systems

4) Transitions to asexuality in Hymenoptera

The Forbes Lab
Department of Biology
434A Biology Building
Iowa CIty, IA 52242
(319) 335-1086 (lab)
(319) 335-3006 (Forbes office)