The P. Zedler lab group focuses on plant ecological studies related to ecosystem management, conservation, restoration, and disturbance ecology.
The lab has embraced the theme of interdisciplinarity and its role in solving environmental problems. Group members are focused on studies related to human-caused problems and the role of human solutions to environmental problems. This has led to inquiries in agroecology, conservation of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, restoration, and sustainability.
Students in the lab are pursuing degrees in either botany (where I am an affiliate) or one of the graduate degree programs in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The lab is somewhat virtual. Students may have offices and do their work in Birge Hall (Botany), Science Hall (GNIES), the Arboretum, and at various remote locations.