What we do

We study how species interactions change over time. We apply a diversity of approaches and perspectives to a diversity of systems and questions. We do experimental community ecology. We also use observational methods, meta-analysis, conceptual synthesis, ecosystem perspectives, and theoretical models. We like data, and we like learning new things.

To learn more, check out who we are.

Who we are

Current lab members

Louie H. Yang




keywords: phenological shifts, resource pulses, temporally explicit ecology


Elizabeth Postema

Elizabeth G. Postema


Animal Behavior Graduate Group


keywords: color, complex signal theory, behavioral plasticity, anti-predator defense


Tracie Hayes

Tracie E. Hayes


Population Biology Graduate Group


keywords: spatial structure, phenology, plant-insect interactions, community assembly


Dylan MacArthur-Waltz

Dylan J. MacArthur-Waltz


Population Biology Graduate Group


keywords: plant-insect interactions, climate change, network ecology, ecosystem services


Where to find us

Department of Entomology and Nematology
Briggs Hall 380K
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616 USA

You can email Louie at lhyang@ucdavis.edu.

Want to come aboard?

As a lab, we work to maintain an open, supportive and encouraging environment to do good science. We are open to multiple research areas and approaches, and encourage students and postdocs to develop their own innovative ideas and creative questions along the way. Our lab values straightforward communication, intellectual independence, determined problem-solving, constructive persistence, helpfulness, integrity, humility and humor. Although we aim to maintain a small lab group, we always welcome inquiries from prospective graduate students, postdocs and undergraduates. If you are interested in joining the lab, please send an email to Louie H. Yang at lhyang@ucdavis.edu.