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 and we are focused on strategies like use of habitat corridors that are intended to overcome the negative effects of habitat loss and fragmentation. Learn more about our current lab members and collaborators.

Lab news & announcements

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.

December 8th, 2019|

I feel fortunate to have worked with Becky Chaplin-Kramer! We identified the locations in the world where nature does and could contribute to people’s needs for high-quality water, pollination, and coastal protection. (article in Science)

March 5th, 2019|

Working in the Corridor Project, Trevor Caughlin shows that restoration success best predicted by landscape identify. doi:10.1002/eap.1850

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