How do we restore degraded landscapes?
This is a central theme in the Brudvig Lab. To answer it, we take a plant community approach, coupling restoration and landscape ecology to 1) seek the basic underlying drivers of ecological communities across space and time and 2) apply this knoweldge to the field of restoration ecology.
12/2013 Lars visits University of Illinois to talk about biodiversity restoration.
11/2013 Remnant Project paper published at Forest Ecology and Management. Longleaf pine woodland soils and plant communities bear marked legacies of former agricultural land use, even 60 years after ag has been abandoned and forests have regrown.
11/2013 Nutrient Network paper published at Global Change Biology – predicting patterns of exotic plant species richness and dominance in the world’s grasslands.
10/2013 SER meeting in Madison: Lars talks about restoration and exotic species and Joe V. about longleaf pine ecology and restoration.
9/2013 Lars visit Indiana University to talk about biodiversity restoration.
9/2013 Emily’s paper on confronting contingency in the restoration of prairie plant communities is out in the current issue of Journal of Applied Ecology. And, selected as the Editor’s Choice! Read commentary by Marc Cadotte.
9/2013 In collaboration with Jen Lau and Kay Gross, the lab estblishes the latest Nutrient Network site at Kellogg Biological Station. See a photo of us in action!