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.

Highlights

New Coastal Science and Policy M.S. Program accepting students in fall 2018! Please apply by Dec .15, 2017.

UCSC Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program: Diversifying conservation by mentoring future leaders in their undergraduate careers.

Summer 2017:

  • Dr. Blair McLaughlin has joined our lab as a Visiting Researcher! Learn more about her work here.