Investigating drivers and consequences of changes in biodiversity
Our group investigates how biodiversity and ecosystem functioning respond to global environmental changes, such as land use changes, nutrient enrichment, exotic species introductions, and climate extremes. We also study the responses of ecosystem functioning, stability, and services to changes in biodiversity.
- How do global environmental changes impact biodiversity and ecosystem functioning?
- How do changes in biodiversity influence ecosystem functioning, stability, and services?
- Scaling-up productivity responses to changes in biodiversity | Video | supported by NSF CAREER Award | NSF LTER Working Group at NCEAS | NSF ASCEND BII
- Stability and recovery. Quantifying resistance and resilience of grasslands to drought, nutrient enrichment, and land use changes | Story | supported by NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program
- Bison reintroduction. Evaluating use of bison grazing for restoration of oak savanna at Cedar Creek | Documentary | Video | supported by Minnesota's Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
- Citizen science. Assessing cascading effects of wolf recolonization at Cedar Creek | Eyes on the Wild citizen science website | Video | News | supported by Minnesota's Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
- Policy. Engaging with policy as a lead author on international assessments here and here conducted by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services | Contributing expert input here and here for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Global Biodiversity Framework