• Picture of Black-eyed susan, a flower, in a reconstruced prairie.

About

Welcome to Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore's lab in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. We study human-landscape interactions, and are particularly curious about changing land use and its causes, consequences, and design. Through this research, we hope to improve the scientific basis for decisions that impact people and nature. You can find more information about our members, research, and outreach on this website. Contact us with questions. 

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Recent News

February 25, 2020

ISU C-CHANGE, NREM, and the LESEM Lab are excited to host Dr. Nick Haddad from Michigan State University's Kellogg Biological Station for a University Lecture on Thursday, March 5th, at 5:30 pm in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Dr. Haddad's lecture is titled, "Reconnecting landscapes for nature and for people." 

February 12, 2020

ISU C-CHANGE hosts its inaugural Conference on Agriculture, Technology, and Innovation on March 25-27 in Des Moines, Iowa. Read more about it here.

January 24, 2020

Lab members Jordan Giese and Matt Stephenson will be presenting their research on bird response to prairie strips at the 2020 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, January 26-29, in Springfield, Illinois.

January 14, 2020

CP-43: This is the program code that makes prairie strips are eligible for federal funding through the Conservation Reserve Program! Read about the STRIPS team's work with USDA in developing the federal policy guidance here.

November 18, 2019

Going to the Green Lands Blue Waters conference in Minneapolis this week? Look for lab member Ellen Audia presenting her research poster on Valuing ecosystem services under contrasting land use scenarios in the Grand River Basin.

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