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Quantitative Forest Ecology Lab

Advances in quantitative methods and computing capabilities combined with varied data sources at different spatial and temporal scales present new and exciting opportunities for understanding, quantifying and modeling forest ecosystems and their response to the environment.

We use quantitative methods and varied data sources to understand forest ecosystems by quantifying, modeling and mapping ecosystem attributes and processes. We are especially interested in modeling forest ecosystem responses to changes in climate and to human-driven effects, and in quantifying and mapping forest ecosystem attributes that are essential for monitoring ecosystem changes at different scales.

Students interested in working in the Quantitative Forest Ecology Lab should contact Laura Leites

Leites Lab News

Dr. Christine Lucas visiting our lab
February 15, 2016
Dr. Christine Lucas from the Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology Group of the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, is visiting us.
Congratulations to Alex!
February 15, 2016
Alex Storm was awarded an undergraduate research grant from the College of Agricultural Sciences.
We are getting ready for our research experience in Sardinia, Italy
February 9, 2015
The first cohort of students participating in the USA-Italy International Research Experience is busy planning the 2015 summer research.