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Weed and Applied Plant Ecology lab

The Weed and Applied Plant Ecology Lab works in mixed-use landscapes that are dominated by agricultural fields and forests.

We study the effects of various forms of disturbance (including management) on plant abundance and distribution. We have a broad array of projects underway that share the common theme of sustainable, ecologically informed management. We build on our ecological understanding of factors influencing plant distribution and abundance and use those insights to inform management actions. Our approach entails conducting empirical research in our study systems, then enhancing our understanding and insight from those field studies with data analysis and modeling.

You can visit www.weedecologypsu.com for more information on specific projects.