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.
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.
As highly educated and capable citizens, scientists should not be reticent to engage in public discourse and policy processes.
Lab members contributed two chapters of a new book that addresses the biological principles governing how ecotourism affects wildlife.
As urbanization continues, there is growing concern that people are becoming increasingly isolated from nature.
Management plans and easements for conservation developments rarely include biodiversity protection.
SMT can be used to make spatially-explicit predictions of noise from various sources, such as motorized recreation and energy development.
A new study by MS student Cooper Farr provides quantitative guidelines for conservation development design and stewardship to protect wildlife.
A fast-paced, entertaining evening of Ignite-style presentations by CSU's leading biodiversity scientists!
We are currently recruiting citizen scientists to help us conduct bird and butterfly surveys at urban natural areas around Fort Collins!
WCS project coordinator Jeremy Dertien will be presenting at the 2017 Front Range Open Space Research Symposium in Boulder, Colorado.
Ph.D. student Courtney Larson was an invited speaker at the Bay Area Open Space Council's January gathering, which focused on wildlife corridors.