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We are a conservation science and quantitative ecology lab in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland. We recently transitioned from the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University and currently have lab members at both institutions.

Our lab envisions cities where nature and people thrive together. Our mission is to undertake scientific research that supports ecological and conservation-minded urban design, planning, and policy. We use theories and principles in ecology and conservation science to provide evidence-based solutions that simultaneously conserve biological diversity and improve the lives of urban residents.

Recent Lab News

02-02-2023: The lab is super excited to welcome Gabby Palomo as a postdoctoral researcher working on a USDA funded projected estimating human-deer interactions in US cities with a focus on potential SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

11-21-2022: New paper alert! Congrats to Dan for leading a new paper looking at the spatial and temporal overlap of feral cats and other native urban wildlife species recently published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

08-21-2022: We have moved! Our lab is transitioning to the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland starting Fall 2022.

07-31-2022: Congrats to Hannah who received a Catherine Z. and Richard J. Becker Environmental Science and Policy Graduate Research Fellowship!