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.

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

Penn State Interim Executive Vice President and Provost; Dean of the Eberly College of Science; Professor of Biology
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