Why We Do It

Human activities are impacting the majority of the earth’s ecosystems, eroding provision of ecosystem services and biodiversity. Often many of these impacts – land-use change, climate change, invasive species, and altered nutrient and disturbance regimes – operate synergistically. There is large uncertainty about how policy and management should best respond to these complex and rapidly changing dynamics. Thus, a goal of our research is to apply understanding of community and ecosystem dynamics to reduce vulnerabilities and increase resilience and adaptation.

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