Prof. Farrell is spending one year at Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) in the Dominican Republic as a Fulbright Scholar.
Current research extends the evolution of insect-plant interactions to other trophic levels through a broad collaboration in the beetle Tree of Life project.
A new research dimension in the lab concerns the acoustic signals produced for mating and territory defense. More
Boston Harbor Islands All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
The Farrell Lab, Museum of Comparative Zoology, and Boston Harbor Islands Partnership are collaborating to conduct an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) of the Boston Harbor Islands national park area. The project focuses on the "microwilderness" of the islands, namely, insects and other invertebrates. This extremely diverse group of animals is easily sampled, yet often overlooked.
Our goal is to combine scientific research with public education, and to foster an appreciation for the amazing biological diversity that exists within Boston Harbor. The project aims to integrate three main themes: (1) Science, (2) Education and Outreach, and (3) Management.