Joe Ledvina

I am most interested in research that can directly inform the process of ecological restoration. In the Brudvig Lab, I am working on a large-scale project to restore longleaf pine savanna understory plant communities, which will examine the ability of relict populations to spread once restored, with special focus on the role of plant-animal interactions in dispersal. 

Before joining the Brudvig Lab, I earned an M.S. at Clemson University. My research examined the demographic responses of reptiles and amphibians in the uplands adjacent to isolated Carolina bay wetlands to the restoration of wetland hydrology and vegetation in the bays, and to the concurrent restoration of open-canopy, fire-maintained pine savanna in the uplands. 

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Joe Ledvina
Research Technician
Remnant Expansion Project
The Savannah River Site, SC

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