Welcome to our lab!
The Lajeunesse Lab develops research synthesis tools  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, statistics, and software 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.
Our end-to-end research synthesis package metagear for R has been released and getting some nice coverage on Twitter and Facebook!
Expect v. 0.3 in mid April 2016!
September 12, 2015
Our paper on small-sample bias corrections for the log response ratio (lnRR, lnR, RR, or RoM; yep lots of inconsistent abbreviations) is now available! You can freely download it here: [ Ecology 96, 2056-2063 ]
August 23, 2015
Lajeunesse Lab welcomes a new labbie: Meredith Krause. We're so happy to have you around!
June 30, 2015
Congrats to Jake Zydek and Nick Ogburn for their first conference talks at Evolution 2016 in Guarujá, Brazil. Your hard work is paying off!
June 26, 2015
Our ASN meta-analysis workshop was a success! Thanks to all for participating!
May 10, 2015
Join us for our American Society of Naturalists (ASN) sponsored meta-analysis and systematic review workshop at Evolution 2015 (Guarujá, Brazil). There are still registration slots available, for details and registration [ click here ]
April 8, 2015
Congrats to our undergraduates Bryan MacNeill and Justin Zloty for their awesome posters at USF's Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium!
March 10, 2015
Labbie Jake Zydek (with Nick Ogburn) presents a poster at USF's 7th Annual Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.
December 12th, 2014
Congratulations to Thomas Koster for submitting his Honors thesis!
October 7 to 10th, 2014
Marc attends the last National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) workgroup on “Advancing knowledge of evolutionary and ecological immunology” lead by C. Kelly (Université du Québec à Montréal). Durham, NC.
August 15, 2014
Our free and open-source software OpenMEE for ecological meta-analysis is now available! Download a MAC or PC version here: [ get OpenMEE ]
May 11 to 17th, 2014
Marc co-teaches a course on meta-analysis at [ CESAB, Center for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity ] 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!
February 16 to 20th, 2014
Marc attends another National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) workgroup on “Advancing knowledge of evolutionary and ecological immunology” lead by C. Kelly (Université du Québec à Montréal). Durham, NC.
February 6 to 10th, 2014
Marc attends National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) workgroup on “Working group to solve problems in model selection and phylogeny in mixed multi-factor meta-analysis” lead by J. Hoeksema (University of Mississippi) and J. Bever (Indiana University). Durham, NC.
January 9 to 12th, 2014
Our Lab hosts "Finalizing and releasing OpenMEE software for meta-analysis” meeting at the Floridian Hotel (Ybor City, FL). Attendees included: Jessica Gurevitch (Stony Brook University), Byron Wallace (Brown University), George Dietz (Brown University), and Peter Curtis (Ohio State).
October 3, 2013
Our lab hosts [ Hojun Song ] for an IB departmental seminar.
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 ], in Providence RI. It was great to meet a few of the originators of meta-analysis [Ingram Olkin ] and [Frank Schmidt ].
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 ] 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 ] 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 ] for an IB departmental seminar.
April 19, 2012
Our lab hosts [David Jenkins ] 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 ]! What a fast turnaround!
September 22, 2011
Our lab hosts [David Reed ] for an IB departmental seminar.
August 22, 2011
Ph.D. student Patrick Stanley joins our lab! Here's a [document ] sketching how to proceed, Patrick. No sweat, right!? ;-)
June 20, 2011
Marc gives a talk at Evolution 2011 in Norman, Oklahoma. 
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). 
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 ].
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!