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.
2/2014 John H. makes a trip up to MSU and gives a terrific Department of Entomology seminar on his work with habitat fragmentation and arthropods.
2/2014 New paper in PNAS – How fragmentation and corridors affect wind-driven seed dispersal. Link to paper. Check out the write-up at nsf.gov. And, at Nature (News and Views)!
2/2014 Postdoc opening: Experimental community ecology and restoration of post-agricultural landscapes with the Remnant Project. See the ad.
2/2014 New grant from NSF to study how landscape connectivity affects plant community diversity within the Corridor Project experiment.
2/2014 Big congrats to Dani for advancing to candidacy!
1/2014 Paper published at PLoS ONE: quantifying ecological reference models for restoring longleaf pine woodlands. Click for web link.
1/2014 Paper accepted at Conservation Biology: a review of potential negative ecological effects of habitat corridors.
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.