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

February 7, 2018

Lisa will be presenting with colleague Matt Helmers at the Iowa Soybean Association's Farmer Research Conference. Topic: What happens when your crop field STRIPS.

January 30, 2018

Find lab members Brandon Silker and Matt Stephenson presenting their research on bird response to prairie strips at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference this week.

January 5, 2018

Congrats to lab graduate, Anna MacDonald Golightly (M.S. Wildlife Ecology, 2012) for being named a 2017 Woman Impacting Agriculture by ISU Extension and Outreach.

December 19, 2017

Responding to instructor requests, we recently released a new version of PEWI. Read more about v3 here.

October 8, 2017

Want a one-on-one tutorial with PEWI? Find Robert at the Elements of STEM conference, sponsored by the Iowa Academy of Science.

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