The iEco Lab’s mathematical modeling paper on the population dynamics of the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is out in the Journal of Mathematical Biology! The manuscript presents a partial differential equation (PDE) model of life stage abundances in an SLF population over time, featuring biological parameters calibrated to emerging SLF data with a strong emphasis on sensitivities to seasonal temperature patterns. An SLF “reproductive number” is computed across a broad range of temperature profiles, which functions to provide predictions for establishment potential across the United States. In addition to biological insight, the manuscript also presents a novel computational method for solving the model equations, which improves accuracy and efficiency for this type of biological model (known as a “stage-age-structured model”). This paper was authored by iEcoLab postdoc Stephanie Lewkiewicz and coauthored by Drs. Seba De Bona, Matthew Helmus, and Benjamin Seibold.