Anurag A. Agrawal

James A. Perkins Professor of Environmental Science
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/College of Arts and Sciences

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Contact Information

E425 Corson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-4255

Anurag A. Agrawal

James A. Perkins Professor of Environmental Science
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Community and evolutionary ecology of plant-animal interactions; interspecific interactions; genotypic and environmental influences on insect communities; phenotypic plasticity; induced plant defense against herbivores; ecological genetics; phylogenetic and tropical ecology

Current Research Interest

Antagonistic interactions between plants and insect herbivores; evolutionary ecology of plant defense; biological diversity of plants and herbivores.

Distinction

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award
Ecological Society of America, R.H. MacArthur Award 

Selected Publications

Agrawal, Anurag A., Amy P. Hastings, Daniel M. Fnes, Steve Bogdanowicz, and Meret Huber. “Insect Herbivory and Plant Adaptation in an Early Successional Community.” Evolution (2018): 1020-1033.

Agrawal, Anurag A. Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, A Poisonous Plant, and their Remarkable Story of Coevolution. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Cornell Research Website Article

Chemical Ecology—A Cornell Pioneered Field

Cornell Research Website Video

Biodiversity, Interactions, and Ecology