Welcome to the Fortuin
Forest Invertebrate Conservation Lab
We are an interdisciplinary research lab focused on the preservation and management of biotic resources and ecosystem services in managed forests with a focus on beneficial invertebrate communities. We are conducting investigations in the impacts of pesticides, natural disturbances, and forest management practices on beneficial invertebrate communities, with the goal of promoting ecosystem resilience and sustainability in managed forests. We are based in the Department of Forestry within the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University and share lab space with Dr. Ashley Schulz's Disturbance Ecology Lab. Contact Dr. Christine Fortuin for additional information about the work of the lab, or to enquire about student opportunities. Please explore the site links for more information about what we do.
Study identifies windstorm risks for Southern pine forests | Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (uga.edu)
A Tale of Two Pollinators: More Evidence of Neonicotinoids' Effect on Wild Bees (entomologytoday.org)
Imidacloprid residue in the soil, including in orchards, harms wild bees - Fruit Growers News
Growings On: The benefits of blue orchard mason bees | Lifestyles | dailycitizen.news
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