Work conducted by staff and students in the Boyer Lab aims to provide a scientific basis for design and implementation of land management programs and policies to mitigate the effects of pollution, and to protect, conserve, and restore surface waters.
Our research is aimed at understanding the nature of the interaction between ecology and cognition.
The Eissenstat lab works in all aspects of plant ecology with a particular emphasis on the ecology of plant roots.
In the Earth Systems Ecology Lab we study climate change mitigation and adaptation in forested systems.
Our research focuses in forest ecology through a range of research approaches that include dendrochronology, vegetation sampling, ecophysiology, and ecosystem science.
Hydropedology integrates pedology, hydrology, and geomorphology to study interactive pedologic and hydrologic processes and landscape-soil-hydrology relationships across space and time, aiming to understand pedologic controls on hydrologic processes and properties, and hydrologic impacts on soil formation, variability, and functions.
We have a long history of studying how soil affects the lives of the state’s citizens and how people have, and are today, changing the state’s soils. While the lab’s research focuses largely on Pennsylvania soil issues, we have conducted work regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Ecological Interactions Among Schistosomes, Snail Host, Humans and Fish Predators.
The Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab is the center for innovative, collaborative research on applied forest ecology and management. The Lab uses both theoretical and applied field research and outreach to address the operational implementation of our knowledge of forestry to meet societal objectives.