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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We thank our funders for their continuing support. Current funders include Bayer Crop Science, DuPont-Pioneer, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, (Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management), Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Syngenta, The McKnight Foundation, USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (AFRI and McIntire-Stennis programs), US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Walton Family Foundation.

In the past we have also received funding from Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Native Plant Society, Iowa Ornithological Union, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa State University Department of Agronomy, The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service, and USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Initiative.