The Medical Ecology Group

The Medical Ecology Group is a team of scientists interested in how human ecosystems work, particularly in how insect populations behave in altered environments.  The ecology of cities is poorly understood.  In uncovering the rules that govern insect behavior, we hope to discover ways of improving human health.  A current list of projects that we are working on include:

 imageStinging saddleback caterpillar - Acharia stimulea ©M.Fox 2003


Louisiana brown recluse distribution study

Bite and sting identification

Development of an ecological trap for American Cockroach metapopulations

Biogeography of “puddle islands” in urban New Orleans