John Lill

Scientific Review Committee Member

Dr. John T. Lill is a Professor of Biology at George Washington University. John’s research interests focus on the ecology and evolution of plant-herbivore interactions. More specifically, John is interested in understanding the joint impacts of host plant traits and natural enemies (insect predators and parasitoids) on insect herbivore life-history traits, behavior, population dynamics, and host-plant ranges. Most of the abundant literature in this field has focused on single trophic level interactions (i.e., between insect herbivores and their host plants or between insect herbivores and their natural enemies) and has failed to adequately address the complex multi-trophic level interactions thought to characterize both natural and agricultural systems. Along with students, John is investigating the effects of climate change on species interactions. He received his PhD from the University of Missouri St. Louis. John served on SESYNC’s Scientific Review Committee. 

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2011 - 2017
Areas of Expertise
conservation biology
Research Interests
plant-insect interactions
host-parasitoid interactions
climate change effects on species interactions
ecosystem engineering
ecosystem engineering
Methods of Expertise
experimental biology
interaction networks