I am currently studying how nutritional ecology and social interactions affect both insect movement and mating behavior. I am also currently studying whether sexual selection can explain pervasive patterns of sex differences in rates of recombination during meiosis.For more detailed and up to date information, see my lab website.
Robert B. Srygley, Patrick D. Lorch. 2013. Coping with uncertainty: nutrient deficiencies motivate insect migration at a cost to immunity. Integrative and Comparative Biology. Advance Access Online edition.
Darryl T. Gwynne, Patrick D. Lorch. 2013. Mating failures as a consequence of sexual selection on females. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 146:Â 3-10.
Justin L. Reeves, Patrick D. Lorch. 2011. Visual active space of the milfoil weevil, Euhrychiopsis lecontei Dietz (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Insect Behavior. 24: 264-273.
Robert B. Srygley, Patrick D. Lorch. 2011. Weakness in the band: Nutrient-mediated trade-offs between migration and immunity of Mormon crickets Anabrus simplex. Animal Behaviour. 81: 395-400.Sepideh Bazazi, C.C. Ioannou, S.J. Simpson, G.A. Sword, C.J. Torney, Patrick D. Lorch, and I.D. Couzin. 2010. The social context of cannibalism in migratory bands of the Mormon cricket. PloS one. 5:e15118.
Justin L. Reeves, Patrick D. Lorch. 2009. Visual plant differentiation by milfoil weevils (Euhrychiopsis lecontei Dietz; Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Insect Behavior. 22: 473-476.
Robert B. Srygley, Patrick D. Lorch, Stephen J. Simpson and Gregory A. Sword. 2009. Immediate protein dietary effects on movement and the generalized immunocompetence of migrating Mormon crickets Anabrus simplex (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Ecological Entomology. 34: 663-668.
Patrick D. Lorch and Maria R. Servedio. 2007. The evolution of conspecific gamete precedence and its effect on reinforcement. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
Stephen J. Simpson, Gregory A. Sword, Patrick D. Lorch and Ian D. Couzin. 2006. Cannibal crickets on a forced march for protein and salt. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103: 4152-4156.
Patrick D. Lorch, Gregory A. Sword, Darryl T. Gwynne and Gerald A. Anderson. 2005. Radiotelemetry reveals differences in individual movement patterns between outbreak and non-outbreak Mormon cricket populations. Ecological Entomology. 30: 548-555.
Patrick D. Lorch and Maria R. Servedio. 2005. Postmating-prezygotic isolation is not an important source of selection for reinforcement within and between species in Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis. Evolution. 59 (5): 1039-1045.
Patrick D. Lorch. 2005. Sex differences in recombination and mapping adaptations. Genetica. 123 (1-2): 39-47. (Also reprinted in The Genetics of Adaptation. 2005 Rodney Mauricio, editor. Kluwer, Dordrecht.)
Gregory A. Sword, Patrick D. Lorch and Darryl T. Gwynne. 2005. Migratory bands give crickets protection. Nature. 433: 703.