Ecological Science for Protected Areas and People in an Urbanizing World
Ecological Science for Protected Areas and People in an Urbanizing World

“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”

U.S. Representative John Lewis via Twitter, June 2018

Our team explores ecological patterns and processes in human-dominated ecosystems.  We conduct basic and use-inspired research through multi-disciplinary collaborations to inform environmental policy, protect and restore wildlands, and enhance human benefits from nature.

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Recent papers

2020. T.L.E. Trammell, D.E. Pataki, J. Cavender-Bares, P. Groffman, S.J. Hall, J.B. Heffernan, S.E. Hobbie, J.L. Morse, C. Neill, K.C. Nelson.  Urban soil carbon and nitrogen converge at a continental scale. Ecological Monographs, in press.

2020. Padullés Cubino, J., C. Neill, D.E. Pataki, J.M. Grove, J. Cavender-Bares, K.L. Larson, K. Nelson, * Wheeler, M.L. Avolio, P.M. Groffman, S. E. Hobbie, S.J. Hall, T.L.E. Trammell. Linking yard plant diversity to homeowners’ landscaping priorities across the U.S. Landscape and Urban Planning, 196(103730).

2019. K.L. Larson, E. Corley, *R. Andrade, S.J. Hall, A. York, , D. Childers, P. Coseo, D. Hondula, and S. Meerow. Subjective evaluations of ecosystem services and disservices: an approach to creating and analyzing robust survey scales.  Ecology and Society, 24(2):7.

2019. T.L.E. Trammell, D.E. Pataki, C. J. Still, J.R. Ehleringer, M.L. Avolio, N. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, P.M. Groffman, J.M. Grove, S.J. Hall, J. Heffernan, S.E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J.L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, J. O’Neil-Dunne, W.D. Pearse, R. Roy Chowdhury, M. Steele, M.M. Wheeler. Climate and lawn management interact to control C4 plant distribution in residential lawns across seven U.S. cities. Ecological Applications, 29(4): e01884.

2019. Padullés Cubino, J. Cavender-Bares, S. E. Hobbie, D.E. Pataki, M.L. Avolio, L.E. Darling, K.L. Larson, J. Hall, P.M. Groffman, T.L.E. Trammell, M.K. Steele, J.M. Grove & C. Neill. 2019. Contribution of non-native plants to the phylogenetic homogenization of US yard floras. Ecosphere 10(3): e02638. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2638.

2019.  Word, M.L., S.J. Hall, B. Robinson, B. Manneh, A. Beye, and A.J. Cease.Soil-targeted interventions could alleviate locust and grasshopper pressure in West Africa. Science of the Total Environment. Science of the Total Environment, 663: 632-643. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.313

2019.  Padullés Cubino, J. Cavender-Bares, S. E. Hobbie, D.E. Pataki, M.L. Avolio, L.E. Darling, K.L. Larson, S.J. Hall, P.M. Groffman, T.L.E. Trammell, M.K. Steele, J.M. Grove& C. Neill. Drivers of plant richness and phylogenetic composition in urban yards at the continental scale. Landscape Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0744-7.

So excited for virtual #ESA2020 this week! If you're interested in 'integrating ecological and social data to investigate human-nature interactions', be sure to check out OOS 23 and my talk on #urbanwildlife communities in Metro Phoenix, AZ @uwi_network @caplter @HallOfNature

I am grateful to find an academic "home" at @UCMerced_NatSci where I have colleagues like @aaberhe and feel empowered to contribute to pieces that are not traditional scientific research. https://www.themuse.com/advice/avoid-racial-bias-reference-letters

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