Our applied conservation science research and outreach program investigates the effects of land development and human activities on wildlife and biodiversity. 

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We are especially motivated by research that will advance our understanding of how species and ecosystems respond to human disturbance, while also contributing to practical solutions for conservation. We work regularly with communities, government agencies, and conservation organizations to apply ecological science to inform conservation planning and land-use policy.


We ask questions related to three topics: how to design residential developments to protect wildlife habitat; how to balance outdoor recreation and species conservation in protected areas; and how to inspire conservation actions by citizens.

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 With our focus on practical solutions for conservation, our scientific research is only the beginning of our work. We regularly engage, teach, and learn from community groups, private citizens, and government to advance collaborative conservation goals.

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Our work is available in management reports, and in leading ecology and conservation journals, including: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Conservation Biology, Ecological Restoration, Landscape Ecology, Conservation Letters, and Biological Conservation

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