The growing U.S. population is always looking for new places to build, play, and work. New development and changing land uses affect nearby natural areas, potentially compromising the health and extent of those resources and complicating their management.
We study land development as a natural resource disturbance in order to understand how human activities change the landscape, how we can best manage the natural areas of the present, and how we can plan for the natural areas of the future.
- Is Housing a Factor in the Distribution of Invasive (Aggressive, Nonnative) Plants?
- Wildfire Management in Wildland-Urban Interface Areas
- Feedbacks through the Land Market Affect Success of Open Space Conservation Policy
- Protecting Habitat for Bats in the Face of Development Pressure
Last Modified: 11/04/2014