Douglas Landis

Douglas  Landis
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Entomology



Doug received his BA in Biology from Goshen College and his MS and PhD in Entomology from North Carolina State University. In 1988 he joined the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University where he is currently a University Distinguished Professor with research and teaching responsibilities in insect ecology.  His research focuses on the role of landscape structure in shaping insect-insect and insect-plant interactions in working landscapes. He is the author of 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, 25 book chapters and 58 Extension bulletins, and has won numerous awards for his work including the Recognition Award in Entomology by the Entomological Society of America for outstanding contributions to agriculture, an MSU Distinguished Faculty Award, and was named a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America. 


  • Insect ecology
  • Biological control
  • Landscape ecology
  • Ecosystem services
  • Invasive species
  • Natural areas stewardship
  • Restoration ecology
  • Habitat management