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 Ecological Planning Center.  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 NSF Urban Long-Term Research Area (ULTRA) Exploratory project in Los Angeles.  Our current research focuses on the role of vegetation and landscapes in urban planning, design, and sustainability in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.