About the Proctor Lab

Research in the Proctor Lab is diverse! There are only two rules: you have to work on more than one species at the same time, and at least one of your focal taxa has to be too small to see without using a dissecting scope. Current research questions include:

  • what do feather mites eat?
  • how well do soil mites reflect boreal forest disturbance?
  • do pigeons and their feather lice show similar population genetic structure?
  • does genetic diversity of acanthocephalan parasites of amphipods increase with age of water bodies?
  • does altitude affect feather mite diversity?
HP and grad students Strickland Dinner 2017

ZS, HP, AG, MM and AC at the 2017 Strickland Entomology Dinner

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