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 information about our members, research, and outreach on this website. Contact us with questions.
We're recruiting graduate students -- Master's and PhD -- to work on PEWI, a land use tradeoffs game developed by the lab. Apply before February 1, 2020 for full consideration. Find more information here.
PhD student Matt Stephenson presents to the Indiana chapter of The Wildlife Society on his research on bird nest density and success in prairie strips compared to other agricultural conservation features. He will also present some of the STRIPS team's results on pollinator response to prairie strips.
Lab graduate Dr. Emily Zimmerman started her career as an Assistant Professor in the ISU Departments of Horticulture and Natural Resource Ecology and Management this semester. Emily was co-advised by Dr. John Tyndall. Her research addresses the landscape ecology and human dimensions of water quality.