Welcome to the Forbes Lab!

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

Current research in the lab focuses on:

1) Coevolution / cospeciation of parasitic wasps and their host insects

2) The role of ecology in the evolution of reproductive isolation

3) Genomic consequences of transitions to asexuality in Hymenoptera

4) Describing patterns of insect diversity

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