We believe scientific and academic systems, like natural ecosystems, are healthier, more productive, and sustainable when many niches are represented and empowered.
Our lab values diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment, regardless of color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), religion, nationality, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, or socioeconomic background*. To achieve this, we aim to:
- Recruit and retain members from diverse backgrounds and remain cognizant of our differences and celebrate them as our greatest strength,
- Provide a fair, equitable, and inclusive environment,
- Embrace open communication and constructive dialog,
- Passionately dedicate ourselves to increasing the success of underrepresented groups in science and academia,
- Improve our research impact to benefit our local and global communities, and
- Excel and advance mentoring and leadership toward these goals.
*We intentionally do not include race in this list of protected and/or historically disadvantaged groups. There is no biological basis for racial designations and we believe that as a social construct it is harmful.
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. Major projects associated with the lab include C-CHANGE, PEWI, and STRIPS. We thank our funders for their support!