Welcome to Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore's lab at Iowa State University! We study human-landscape interactions, and are particularly interested in the causes, consequences, and design of land-use change. Through this research, we hope to improve the scientific basis for decisions that impact people and our natural resources. We hope to foster resilient, sustainable ecosystems and prosperous human communities. 

You can find more information about our members, research, and outreach on this website. Contact us and let us know what you think. 

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Recent News

May 16, 2018

The lab is already up and running with summer field and lab work. Maureen Booth, Cody McCune, Aric Runge, Matt Theisen, and Riggs Wilson are working with Jordan and Matt on Pigs and Prairies and STRIPS. Katelyn Anderson, Nicolas De la Cruz, Mitchell Kerr, Md Jawad Mashrur Rahman, and Weijia Zhao are working with Robert on PEWI. Great to have you all on board!

May 2, 2018

Congrats lab graduate, Tricia Gorby, on your new position as Natural Resources Institute Director within University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension! We are so proud of you!!!

April 19, 2018

Iowa State is one of 16 universities participating in the FedByScience initiative aimed at boosting federal investment in agricultural research. Lisa is one of the scientists sharing their stories with policymakers in Washington this week.

March 29, 2018

The lab is excited to host Dr. Stephen Porder's first visit to Iowa. Stephen will be delivering the NREM Seminar on Friday, March 30. His talk is titled "Feeding 10 Billion."

March 20, 2018

The LESEM Lab team will be presenting at several conferences this spring. Find Robert at the Iowa Water Conference in Ames on March 21-22 and Jordan at the American Ornithological Society April 9-14 in Tucson, AZ.

We thank our funders for their continuing support

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa State University (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Agronomy, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management), Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, The McKnight Foundation, USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA Forest Service, USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (AFRI and McIntire-Stennis programs), USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Initiative, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Walt Read more about