In the Myers Lab we have studied insect population cycles, viral pathogens of insects and biological control of weeds.

TCFLICK Double click to see tent caterpillars flick there heads to avoid parasitoids

Viral infection can increase gradually with density or show a very rapid increase in one generation.  Population density declines following the epizootic.

– Biological control of knapweed is a successful program against a serious rangeland weed in the interior of British Columbia.  Since the establishment of Larinus minutus diffuse knapweed density has declined in many areas of British Columbia.