Conserving Biodiversity | Diversifying Conservation

What We Do

We conduct research in both conservation biology and diversity, inclusion, and social justice, and at the intersection of these two themes.

We study acoustic ecology, investigate how human disturbance impacts ecological communities and interactions, and explore novel strategies for restoring biodiversity and ecosystems, both nationally and internationally. We also work on multiple collaborative projects to apply a wide range of technological tools, e.g. machine learning, acoustic recorders, and camera traps, to generate technology-enabled solutions to pressing conservation challenges.

We also pursue research aimed at understanding barriers to diversity and inclusion in science, and addressing social justice issues in wildlife conservation. By drawing from diverse perspectives on the environment, conservation science can more effectively harness human capacity to address today’s pressing environmental challenges.

We're partnering with an international team of conservation scientists to discover and conserve Africa’s remarkable biodiversity
We study the consequences of changing soundscapes for wildlife and wild spaces
We study ecological interactions in a changing world
We study innovative restoration strategies for recovering species and ecological processes, especially in island ecosystems
Our research enhances diversity, inclusion, and social justice in conservation


Media Coverage

Field Experiences Shape Students' Careers, But They Need to Offer Better Pay, Flexibility, and Inclusion. BioScience Bytes. April 14, 2021.

Undue Burden. INSIDE HIGHER ED. June 4, 2019.

Study: Underrepresented faculty play an uneven role in advancing diversity and inclusion. June 3, 2019.

Faculty Value Diversity, Though Time and Funding Are Barriers. TheScientist. June3, 2019.

Predator-free: Fenced sanctuaries protect native birds. Stuff. November 26, 2018.

Con Ciertos Trucos, Twitter Amplia Mensaje de la Ciencia. Sci Dev Net. April 11, 2016.

Communicating #science on twitter works. Colorado State University SOURCE. October 19, 2015.

Mountain campus bioblitz engages diverse students in ecology. Colorado State University SOURCE. October 5, 2015.

When Deer Mice Attack. High Country News. January 25, 2011.

Spread of Deadly Virus Tied to Forest Decline. New York Times. January 13, 2011.

Dying Trees Make Way for Mice with Deadly Disease. WIRED. January 7, 2011.

Tree Die-off Presents Human Health Risk. UPI. January 7, 2011.