Landscape dynamics & disturbance ecology

We are interested in the ecological outcomes of changes in the landscape resulting from human activity. For example, we have explored how the introduction of fire to Aotearoa-New Zealand’s landscapes led to rapid forest loss and those changes’ legacies. This research has implications for how we manage and restore New Zealand’s ecosystems in the aftermath of 750 years of ongoing forest loss and avifaunal extinction. To explore these questions, we work closely with colleagues in the Long-term Ecology Lab at Manaaki Whenua, Lincoln.