Vegetation and Landscape Ecology Lab


In my lab we are interested in the patterns and dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems at the landscape scale.  Our work emphasizes the impacts of human-caused landscape change on terrestrial plant communities. The tools we use include field measurements of plant community composition, multivariate analysis, spatial statistics, landscape simulation models, and geospatial data analysis (GIS and Remote Sensing).

"Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere. As long as we keep shining that light, we have a chance of cleaning it wherever it lands. But we have to stay vigilant, because it’s always still in the air."

-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 30 May 2020, Los Angeles Times