Welcome to our lab!

The Lajeunesse Lab develops research synthesis approaches [[wiki link]] and uses laboratory studies to understand the ecology and evolution of parasites and herbivores.

Much of the research in our lab is directed towards developing metrics and statistics for ecological meta-analysis. We also aim to address broad ecological and evolutionary questions on the host specificity of parasites and herbivores. Our long term goal is to use laboratory studies on plant chemistry and experimental evolution to compliment this research.

University of South Florida

Lab news


May 11 to 17th, 2014
Marc co-teaches a course on meta-analysis at [ CESAB, Center for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity [link] ] in Aix-en-Provence (France).

April 15, 2014
Congrats to our undergraduates, Cara Bocon and Bryan Macneill, for their awesome posters at USF's Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium. Double congrats to Bryan for landing the Best Use of Library Resources Award! Below is Bryan with USF's president Judy Genshaft accepting his award!



November 15, 2013
Our software OpenMEE for ecological meta-analysis is now available!  Download the beta version for MAC or PC here: [ get OpenMEE [link] ]

September 1, 2013
Marc gives an invited talk at the SPP 1399 Host-Parasite Coevolution and RCNE (NSF Research Collaborative Network in Ecoimmunology) symposia in Blossin, Germany.

August 23, 2013
Lajeunesse Lab welcomes two new labbies: Ashley Lackey and Nick Ogburn!

June 31, 2013
Marc gives an invited talk at the [Society for Research Synthesis Methodology [link]], in Providence RI. It was great to meet a few of the originators of meta-analysis [Ingram Olkin [link]] and [Frank Schmidt [link]].

May 5, 2013
Honors students Amy davis and Khaled Matar submit their Honors theses! Great job guys!!!

April 15, 2013
Marc gives a departmental seminar at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, Florida).

April 11, 2013
Our lab hosts [ Jason Hoeksema [link] ] for an IB departmental seminar.

March 18, 2013
Marc gives a departmental seminar in the Department of Global Health here at USF.

February 11, 2013
Our lab helps host Nobel Peace Prize winner [ Camille Parmesan [link] ] for an IB departmental seminar.



September 9, 2012
Labbie Jason Richardson is awarded a research grant from the East Texas Herpetological Society! Congrats again buddy!

August 22, 2012
Masters student Jake Zydek joins our lab!

June 10, 2012
Honors student Jamie Hodes submits her Honors thesis!

April 26, 2012
Our lab hosts [Craig Osenberg [link]] for an IB departmental seminar.

April 19, 2012
Our lab hosts [David Jenkins [link]] for an IB departmental seminar.

January 20, 2012
Marc visits NESCent in Durham NC for a meta-analysis workgroup on mixed linear models.

January 5, 2012
Our new postdoc Heather Jezorek joins the lab!

October 15, 2011
Our response ratio paper hits the November 2011 issue of [Ecology [link] ]! What a fast turnaround!

September 22, 2011
Our lab hosts [David Reed [link]] for an IB departmental seminar.

August 22, 2011
Ph.D. student Patrick Stanley joins our lab! Here's a [document PDF] sketching how to proceed, Patrick. No sweat, right!? ;-)

June 20, 2011
Marc gives a talk at Evolution 2011 in Norman, Oklahoma. [[link]]

May 12, 2011
A new version of phyloMeta is now available, see [ ].

March 28, 2011
Marc gives a departmental seminar at Rice University (Houston, Texas). [[link]]

February 14, 2011
Postdoc position advertised. UPDATE (position has been filled :-) 10/25/2011)

Ph.D. and M.S. positions also available. See [Letter to prospective students [link]].

February 13, 2011
Labbie Jason Richardson is awarded a research grant from the USF Office of Undergraduate Research! Congrats buddy!

December 6, 2010
Updated phyloMeta, see [ ].

August 22, 2010
First day at USF!

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