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


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. 

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Recent News

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.

November 15, 2019

We're excited to host University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Larkin Powell for the NREM seminar today. His seminar is will be on the interactions between prairie chickens and wind turbines at 3:10 pm in 220 Science II.

October 16, 2019

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.

October 9, 2019

Lisa is part of a new NSF-funded interdisciplinary team that will develop the role of blockchain technology in agriculture. PEWI will be incorporated within the broader impacts components of the project.

September 24, 2019

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.

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