Welcome to the Koch Lab!

Our lab resides in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Our lab is focused on creating attractive and functional urban landscapes that can benefit pets, people, and the environment while simultaneously reducing the non-target impacts of water, fertilizer, and pesticide usage. This primary goal is pursued through a variety of applied and molecular research projects, and the results are disseminated to the general public through an active extension and outreach program.