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.
Applied Ecological Research and Monitoring
Student and Early Career Professional Mentoring
Synthesis and Translation of Conservation and Sustainability Science
We study how populations of plants and animals respond to changing environmental conditions. The Lab has established long-term monitoring programs focused on American pika (Ochotona princeps) and bat species in the Pacific Northwest.