Resilience and Adaptation


How do phenomena such as changing climates, land-use, human needs, and invasive species affect global change and how can we use our understanding of these effects to predict future responses?


OCTOBER 1, 2019

Spatial and temporal dynamics of 20th century carbon storage and emissions after wildfire in an old-growth forest landscape

Harris, L. B., Scholl, A. E., Young, A. B., Estes, B. L., & Taylor, A. H. 

JULY 22, 2019

Considerations for maximizing the adaptive potential of restored coral populations in the western Atlantic

Baums, I. B., Baker, A. C., Davies, S. W., Grottoli, A. G., Kenkel, C. D., Kitchen, S. A., ... Shantz, A. A.

APRIL 15, 2019

Broader niches revealed by fossil data do not reduce estimates of range loss and fragmentation of African montane trees

Ivory, S., Russell, J., Early, R., & Sax, D. F.

APRIL 1, 2019

A trait-based approach to predict population genetic structure in bees

Lopez-Uribe, M. M., Jha, S., & Soro, A. 

MARCH 1, 2019

Invasive shrub removal benefits native plants in an eastern deciduous forest of North America

Maynard-Bean, E., & Kaye, M. W.

MARCH, 2019

Global change impacts on forest and fire dynamics using paleoecology and tree census data for eastern North America

Abrams, M. D., & Nowacki, G. J. 

FEBRUARY 8, 2019

Assessing the relative vulnerabilities of Mid‐Atlantic freshwater wetlands to projected hydrologic changes

Wardrop, D. H., Hamilton, A. T., Nassry, M. Q., West, J. M., & Britson, A. J. 


Marc Abrams

Professor of Forest Ecology and Physiology

Community, historical and physiological ecology of tree species; global change biology.

Paul Bartell

Associate Professor of Avian Biology

The regulation of biological clocks in birds at the systems level.

Iliana Baums

Professor of Biology

Molecular ecology and evolution of reef invertebrates.

Terrence Bell

Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes

Soil and root-associated microbiomes, microbiome assembly, microbiome manipulation, disturbance.

Justine Blanford

Associate Teaching Professor

Elizabeth Boyer

Professor of Water Resources

Hydrology, Biogeochemistry, Water Quality, and Atmospheric Deposition.

Charles Andrew Cole

Professor of Landscape Architecture

Ecosystem ecology: wetlands, hydrology, restoration, seed banks, plant communities, historical ecology.

Patrick Drohan

Professor of Pedology

Soil formation and biogeochemistry due to land use and ecosystem change; soil and water degradation, and the remediation of soil physical and chemical properties in urban environments.

Christina Grozinger

Director of the Center for Pollinator Research; Director of the Insect Biodiversity Center; Publius Vergilius Maro Professor and Huck Scholar of Entomology

Genomics of social behavior and health in bees

Peter Hudson

Former Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Willaman Professor of Biology

Population dynamics of infectious diseases in wildlife and the dynamics of parasite community structure.

Sarah Ivory

Assistant Professor of Geoscience

Margot Kaye

Professor of Forest Ecology

Vegetation dynamics; global change ecology; interactions among vegetation, climate and human land use; dendrochronology; disturbance history; environmental change.

Todd Lajeunesse

Professor of Biology

Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Tracy Langkilde

Professor of Biology; Dean of the Eberly College of Science

The interface of ecology and evolution to understand how an organism's traits are matched to its environment and responds to novel selective pressures imposed by global environmental change, and the consequences of this adaptation.

Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Associate Professor of Entomology

How environmental change and human management shape bee health and long-term persistence of their populations in agricultural areas.

Doug Miller

Professor of Ecosystem Science and Managment

Bronwen Powell

Associate Professor of Geography, African Studies and Anthropology

Katriona Shea

Professor of Biology; Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences

The use of ecological theory in population management.

Erica Smithwick

Professor of Geography

Understanding how a wide range of disturbances, especially fire, affect ecosystem function at landscape scales.

Denice Wardrop

Research Professor of Geography; Director of Riparia

Hong Wu

Stuckeman Career Development Assistant Professor in Design