Conservation & Restoration Ecology

Dr. Engelhardt sampling in Dyke MarshResearch emphasis in the Conservation and Restoration Ecology AOS involves interdisciplinary fields that develop and apply theory to maintain and restore viable and functioning ecosystems and their component species.

Major issues include relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem function, effects of plant and animal invasions on biodiversity, effects of human activities on biodiversity, stream restoration and pollutant removal, and studies of threatened and endangered species. Current studies in conservation and restoration ecology at AL represent a variety of biological communities and ecosystem functions in natural and human dominated ecosystems.

Examples of recent and ongoing research in Conservation and Restoration Ecology: