Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources



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What we do

Our lab uses spatially explicit approaches to explore the effects of global and local change on organisms. We strive to understand how these changes are impacting ecological processes by identifying patterns, understanding mechanisms behind observed changes, and predicting future outcomes. The goal of our research is to integrate ecological understanding with stakeholder involvement to inform land management decisions.

Research Themes

Our projects fall under the general themes of

• Land use change

• Climate change

• Coupled natural-human systems

• Species habitat interactions

Lab Highlights

Teaching Climate Change Workshop June 11-13 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia


• Teaching Climate Change Science in Middle and High School is a 3 day workshop co-facilitated by Dr. Jeff Hepinstall-Cymerman (Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources) and Dr. Ajay Sharma (College of Education).


View our poster presentations from the winter 2012 meeting of the Georgia Ornithological Society on Tybee Island, GA.


View abstracts from lab members at the 2011 meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Jacksonville, Florida.


View recently presented information about our NASA Climate Change course here.


Interested in joining the lab?

We are currently accepting applications for self-motivated graduate students interested in applying spatial techniques to inform management problems related to land use and global climate change in the Southeast. Both MS and PhD level positions are open and interested applicants should visit the prospective students page for more information.