Ecology

Ecosystems and Landscapes

Pennsylvania Woods

Ecologists often conduct studies that address entire landscapes. For example, researchers may investigate the effects of a natural disaster, such as a forest fire, or the flux of energy and nutrients across an entire system. Such landscape-related research often relies heavily on spatial data and modeling, and is useful for addressing issues related to land use, species conservation, and climate change, among many other topics. 

Our faculty conduct research across the following areas within this sphere: 

  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Community Ecology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Paleoecology

To learn more, please browse our faculty profiles