Our Research

In an era of rapid environmental changes, our research efforts seek to address three pressing contemporary issues of conservation concern, namely impoverishment of biodiversity, loss of ecological function, and the ever-growing threats of climate change in natural and human-modified ecosystems. 

Our research foci over the next several years are to:

 1) understand and predict the response of forest biodiversity to disturbances and the mechanisms involved, 

2) assess thresholds in critical habitat provisioning in natural, degraded, or restored forest ecosystems, and 

3) understand and test hypotheses regarding the impact of the interaction between climate change and physical disturbances on forest biodiversity and ecosystem function.

Explore our research themes and current research