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.
5/2013 Check out Emily’s great blog post on the Michigan Nature Association’s website about our tallgrass prairie restoration research. [link to article]
4/2013 A big week for lab undergraduate Alisha Fischer: she is awarded the Bessey Award for Outstanding Senior in Plant Biology and follows this up by giving a wonderful capstone research presentation on how seed rain is affected by agricultural land-use legacies and restoration thinning in longleaf pine woodlands. Way to go Alisha!
3/2013 Read about Emily’s work to engage her restoration ecology class in fen wetland restoration with the Michigan Nature Association. [link to article]
3/2013 Anna and Dan received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships!!! Huge congrats to both of them!
3/2013 New paper in Ecology! Joe V. leads an effort to understand the functional consequences of savanna trees, forest trees, and pines for savanna understory communities.
3/2013 Chad received a KBS Summer Fellowship to begin work with plant functional traits and prairie restoration. Congrats, Chad!
2/2013 Dani has been awarded an NSF GK-12 fellowship to work with the KBS GK-12 Bioenergy Sustainability Project. Go Dani!