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Welcome to the Bossart Lab at Southeastern Louisiana University! 

Research projects in our lab are motivated by a common theme to understand how evolutionary and ecological factors integrate to pattern biodiversity, from genes to populations to communities.  We explore a wide array of research questions using insects as model systems and relying on data from analyses of behavior, physiology, molecular and quantitative genetics, interspecific interactions, and community composition. 

Why study insects?!  Besides being incredibly fascinating they are also excellent model systems.  Insects are vastly more diverse then any other taxa (well, except maybe bacteria), are fundamental and critical components of ecosystems as both consumer and consumed, and respond nearly in concert with environmental change!
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