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Douglas Lawton

Douglas Lawton

Postdoctoral Researcher, North Carolina State University

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874601
Tempe, AZ 85287-4601


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, North Carolina State University


Douglas Lawton is a landscape ecologist broadly interested in understanding the multi-scale nature of animal population dynamics. For his PhD research, Douglas focused on understanding how landscape configuration influences locust swarms in Australia, Africa, and Asia. Douglas graduated in May 2021 and moved on to a postdoctoral research position at North Carolina State University working with Anders Huseth looking at how agricultural landscape configuration influences the population dynamics of corn wireworms. He continues to help locust managers identify where and when locust outbreaks happen throughout their ranges.

Douglas is always excited about potential collaborations. You can reach him at or follow him on Twitter (@DouglasLawton)




  • PhD, School of Life Sciences, Arziona State UNiversity, 2021
  • BS, Biology, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Journal Articles


Lawton, D., C. Waters, M. Le Gall and A. Cease. 2020. Woody vegetation remnants within pastures influence locust distribution: Testing bottom-up and top-down control. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 296(Jul):106931. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2020.106931. (link )


Lawton, D. D., D. Parlindungan, A. Pratama, P. Aswin, P. Jundara, R. Darmawan, A. Ruyani, C. E. Matthews and A. Somers. 2018. Living among water monitors: An exploratory study of an urban water monitor (Varanus salvator) population in Bengkulu, Indonesia. Biawak 12(1):42-47. (link )