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


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

May 11, 2020

Congrats to our graduating seniors -- Kendall Bennet, Charli Miller, Collin Stratton, Matt Theisen, and Riggs Wilson -- in their achievement and good luck as they pursue the next phase of their career. We're proud of them and excited about where they will go! And welcome aboard to our new summer techs, Alyssa Baldwin and Mary Kate Shaver!

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.

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