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About the lab

We study the application of ecological principles to the conservation of biodiversity, from individual rare animals to all species living within a community to species effects on ecosystems and people. We are focused on strategies like use of habitat corridors that are intended to overcome the negative effects of habitat loss and fragmentation and the effects of land use intensity in diversified agricultural landscapes that increase ecosystem services such as pollination. Learn more about our current lab members and collaborators.

Lab news & announcements

December 27th, 2023|

Rob Fletcher leads our paper showing the fundamental inter-relationship between patch- and landscape-scale patterns arising from habitat fragmentation. We create a framework to resolve the problem of scale.

December 27th, 2023|

Lindsey Kemmerling’s synthesis of benefits of prairie strips through corn-soy fields for biodiversity and ecosystem services. Research with Corinn Rutkowski, Sarah Evans, and others in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

December 8th, 2019|

Nick’s new book on the rarest butterflies and the future of butterfly conservation available now.

December 8th, 2019|

Tyson Wepprich published the best evidence supporting the insect apocalypse. He found that butterflies are declining in abundance by 2% per year in Ohio. He also found this is consistent with other studies worldwide.

December 8th, 2019|

The effects of corridors on plant diversity have increased for nearly two decades! Our Science paper was led by Ellen Damschen. Another justification for long-term experiments.

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