Welcome to the web site of the Lindroth Research Group! Our research interests range from biochemical to ecosystem ecology, with a strong evolutionary perspective. A major emphasis is chemical mechanisms that mediate ecological interactions, with particular interest in plant-herbivore interactions.
One focal area explores the roles of genetics, environment and their interaction (G x E) in modulating plant defense characteristics, costs/benefits of defense, and consequences of variation in defense for multi-trophic interactions and ecosystem function. A second focal area investigates the effects of global environmental change (elevated temperature, enriched carbon dioxide and ozone) on plant-insect interactions. A third focal area explores the consequences of plant genetic variation for the structure and function of communities and ecosystems. Finally, a fourth focal area addresses issues related to the sustainable use of Populus species for bioenergy.
For additional information about these research programs, see Research description.
For information about research training (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral) and employment (technical) opportunities with the Lindroth Group, see Training/employment opportunities.