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Insects have eaten plants for around 400 million years. Over the past 12,000 years, humans have built cities, domesticated crops, and changed the climate. This has disrupted relationships between plants and insects that eat them.

I investigate these disruptions, focusing on plants of importance to people, such as street trees, crops, and wild crop relatives. Right now, my focus is using the hundreds of millions of historical plant and insect specimens being digitized today to revolutionize our understanding of plant-insect interactions.