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, teaching and extension responsibilities in insect ecology. 

His research focuses on the role of landscape structure in influencing biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes. He is the author of 185 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 is a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.