Our lab conducts research, both basic and applied, that integrates the spatial and temporal signatures of natural disturbances and human activities into our understanding of terrestrial ecosystems.  


Some of our most beautiful landscapes are being threatened by rising temperatures, changes in the amount and/or timing of precipitation, and increases in disturbance frequency and/or severity. Our lab uses field and remotely-sensed data to study these areas and uses spatial modeling to project how these areas may change in the future. Our research also compares the effectiveness of different management practices under climate change.

Our work is done in partnership with a whole host of collaborators across the U.S. and Canada. 

All photography provided by  Melissa Lucash