• 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

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.

September 13, 2019

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.

August 19, 2019

We are excited to welcome Dr. Suraj Upadhaya to the lab. Suraj recently finished his PhD at the University of Georgia. He will be working with Lisa and Dr. J. Arbuckle from ISU Sociology to integrate longitudinal human dimensions data with information on land cover change.

We thank our funders for their continuing support