Sarah Gergel, Associate Professor, Landscape Ecology & Conservation

Landscape Ecology Lab, Forest and Conservation Sciences

Welcome to the Landscape Ecology Lab

Our lab is unified by a curiosity of understanding the impact of human activities on landscape dynamics. We are interested in the implications of landscape change on ecological processes as well as on the ecosystem services on which society depends. We particularly enjoy river and riparian habitats because they are so highly productive, dynamic, and greatly impacted by human activities. However, our research spans a variety of landscapes, both terrestrial and aquatic, from the Arctic to the Tropics.

Depending on the question at hand, our research uses fieldwork, historical aerial photography, modelling, satellite imagery, and interview techniques. Many of our projects employ a long-term perspective in understanding landscape change. We collaborate with managers, First Nations, and other local people who live and depend on the landscapes in which we work. These collaborations happen through the development of research projects of mutual interest, field tours, and educational workshops.

 

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Forestry
Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

Forest and Conservation Sciences
Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

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