Urban Ecology Research Lab

About Us

We are located in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah and affiliated with the Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC) and the Center for Ecological Planning and Design. We are participants in the iUtah EPSCoR project on water sustainability in the Wasatch front, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Macrosystems project on ecological homogenization in urban America, and the Waterhub housed at UCLA. Our current research focuses on the role of vegetation and landscapes in planning and designing cities and towns that promote human wellbeing and prosperity.