Olajos-Goslow Endowed Chair
Tom Sisk is the first Olajos-Goslow Endowed Chair of Environmental Sciences and Policy for the Southwest at Northern Arizona University.

New Bisgrove Scholar
Ophelia Wang has been awarded the first Bisgrove Post-doctoral Scholarship by Science Foundation Arizona. Congratulations!

SERDP Project of the Year  was awarded to Tom Sisk, Leslie Ries and their colleagues for their work on "Edge Effects in Dynamic Landscapes: Integrated Models for Predicting Biodiversity Responses to Habitat Fragmentation, Restoration and Management."

New species discovered!
A new species of insect was discovered in a cave on Easter Island by researcher Jut Wynne.  The species, roughly the size of a grain of rice, is a type of book louse.

Fellowships and Awards
During the past five years, eleven members of our lab have received prestigous national awards. (more..)

A hearty congratulations to all!

The Lab of Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology

Our lab (LLECB) studies a wide range of topics in ecology and related disciplines that are directly linked to applications in conservation and land use. Most conservation challenges involve multiple species whose fates are influenced by numerous factors playing out at the landscape level. The Lab addresses these challenges not only through basic research in ecology, but also through synthesis and application of research results in land and resource management, education, and public outreach. Increasingly, we are involved in efforts to develop and test novel approaches for integrating rigorous science into planning and policy development, particularly as it relates to the restoration, conservation, and sustainable management of public lands.

We are interested in understanding how natural systems work at the broad spatial scales that are relevant to conservation planning, land management, and the maintenance of essential ecological processes. The nature and number of research projects shifts over time, but we consistently focus on four themes: the restoration of ecological integrity in western forests and grasslands; the ecology and conservation of arid ecosystems; wildlife conservation; and habitat fragmentation and edge effects. These projects draw on intensive field research and techniques in remote sensing, geographic information systems, and advanced spatial and statistical modeling.

Prospective students (graduate and undergraduate) are encouraged to contact any member of the Lab about new or emerging opportunities for training and research. Internship opportunities are also available with the Lab, and interested undergraduates or members of the community should inquire here.

Tom Sisk is Founder of the Lab of Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology (LLECB) and Olajos-Goslow Endowed Chair of Environmental Science and Policy for the Southwest at Northern Arizona University.


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