Service: Provide expert scientific consultation based on
conservation biology principles including reserve design, population viability analysis, and habitat assessments.
The Science: Conservation biology is the scientific study of
protection of Earth’s biodiversity and natural resources. The goals of
conservation biology are twofold: 1) to understand effects of human
activities on organisms, communities, and ecosystems; and 2) to
develop practical science-based approaches to protect and restore
Our Contribution: We apply conservation biology, along with
cutting-edge technology, to address problems relating to assess
population status and habitat needs, to evaluate practical options for habitat restoration, and to implement conservation management plans.
Representative Projects: We revealed interrelationships between
atmospheric nitrogen pollution, spread of invasive
grasses, and local extinction of the threatened Bay
Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydrya editha bayensis).