Welcome to the Kim lab!

We study plant-insect interactions in human-modified landscapes.  In particular, we study how environmental variability influences species interactions, such as herbivory,  predation, competition, and pollination, and how these interactions affect insect biodiversity patterns. We use this basic ecological knowledge about environmental variability to better manage insects and plants for conservation and sustainable agriculture, and to understand and predict how land-use and land-cover change influence biodiversity patterns and the provisioning of ecosystem services such as pest suppression, pollination, and decomposition.

For more information about our research, click on the research link above.