Working for Sustainable Communities and Ecosystems

The mission of the Human and Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability Lab (HERS) is to advance, apply and facilitate global, national and regional research on sustainable and resilient human communities and ecosystems. HERS delivers expertise in ecological assessment and monitoring, natural resource conservation, and sustainability theory and practice to support evidence-based conservation for the 21st Century.

What We Do

  • Applied Ecological Research and Monitoring
  • Student and Early Career Professional Mentoring
  • Synthesis and Translation of Conservation and Sustainability Science


Populations & Climate Change

We study how populations of plants and animals respond to changing environmental conditions.


Connectivity Across Landscapes

Habitat connectivity across fragmented landscapes is critical for maintaining conservation strategies in protected areas.

Conservation Science

We co-produce conservation science for protected area management.