David Gonthier

Assistant Professor

gonthier.david@uky.edu
Phone (859) 257-9364
Fax (859) 323-1120
Gonthier Lab Website

Department of Entomology
S-327A Ag Science Center N
Lexington KY 40546-0091

Specialties
Agroecology
Biodiversity
Biological Control
Ecosystem Services
Landscape Ecology

Visit the Gonthier Lab Website for more information.
 

Education

BS Hope College (Biology)
MS University of Toledo (Ecology)
PhD University of Michigan (Resource Ecology Management)
 

Research Interests

The Gonthier lab studies the ecology of agriculture and sustainable food systems. We seek to evaluate the viability of agricultural management systems to curtail environmental problems, promote sustainable pest control and biodiversity conservation while maintaining productivity and profitability. We use ecological and evolutionary theory to better identify and design agroecological practices that promote improved farm multi-functionality. Finally, we describe the intersection between ecology and socio-economic forces that form incentives and barriers to the adoption of sustainable practices through collaboration in interdisciplinary teams.