Welcome to the Vannette lab

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I am a community ecologist interested in understanding and predicting IMG_5169how microbial communities influence interactions between plants and insects.  In the Vannette lab, we use tools and concepts from microbial ecology,


chemical ecology, and community ecology to better understand the ecology and evolution of interactions among plants, microbes and insects.

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If you are interested in joining the lab, please see more details here.

Rachel Vannette, Ph.D.

Department of Entomology and Nematology

43 Briggs Hall (Basement)

Davis, CA 95616

rlvannette at ucdavis dot edu