We currently have a variety of ongoing projects, including, but not limited to (see graduate student projects) the following:

•The effects of sequestration of plant chemical compounds on the interaction of insect herbivores and their natural enemies (both parasitoids and predators)

•Factors affecting plant chemical variation and how this variation affects herbivores and the natural enemies of those herbivores

•The ecology of invasive plants and their insect biological control agents

•The effects of nitrogen deposition on multi-trophic interactions

•The effects of climate change on grasshopper communities in the Front Range of Colorado (http://ghopclimate.colorado.edu)

•How butterfly populations are effected by human impacts on the environment

•How plants respond to herbivores and pathogens

Dr. Deane Bowers  ::  CU Museum and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology    University of Colorado UCB 334  ::  Boulder, CO, 80309

Office Phone (303) 492 - 5530 :: E-mail deane.bowers@colorado.edu

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Scope of Research

The Deane Bowers Lab Group

at the University of Colorado in Boulder