We are broadly interested in the evolutionary ecology of species interactions. Our research focuses on the interactions among plants, insect herbivores, and insect predators to test how communities are structured both in ecological and evolutionary time.

We are also interested in how species interactions may be instrumental in ecological speciation.

We incorporate molecular ecology, phylogenetics, and behavioral ecology, and travel throughout the southwestern United States and Florida.

Check out a brief intro to yucca moths in this podcast produced by Drew Stuart of Marfa, TX  Public radio.

We also participate in teaching about the emerging field of Biomimicry.

The Althoff lab is dedicated to providing scientific training in an atmosphere that promotes and embraces diversity and inclusion. As such, we have a code of conduct that all members of the lab agree to abide by when learning and studying biology.