Director, Andrew J. Hansen
We study interactions between abiotic factors (climate, soils, topography) human land use, and biodiversity. By integrating field studies, remote sensing, spatial analysis, and statistics, we are able to quantify these interactions across spatial scales from landscapes to continents. Our findings from Greater Yellowstone have lead to studies across the Pacific and Inland Northwest, the Yellowstone to Yukon region, North America, and six comparative greater ecosystems around the world. These studies are designed to aid natural resource managers in implementing more ecologically-based management strategies.