We pursue research to enhance the stewardship, understanding and appreciation of wild ecosystems. Our projects focus on terrestrial ecosystems and plant communities, links between biodiversity and human well-being, and the implications of interacting global and regional environmental changes. We work with a wide range of NGOs, government agencies, land managers and community members to bridge strong science to effective action.


Fall 2015:
UC Santa Cruz launches conservation scholars program to increase diversity.

Spring 2015:
Sarah Skikne has received a Graduate Student Research Fellowship from the UC Institute for the Study of Ecological Effects of Climate Impacts!