Dr. Suding is plant community ecologist working at the interface of ecosystem, landscape and population biology. Her goal is to apply cutting-edge “usable” science to the challenges of restoration, species invasion, and environmental change. The Suding lab works with a range of conservation groups, government agencies and land managers to provide evidence-based solutions that take into account biodiversity, human well-being, and management opportunities. They employ a combination of long-term monitoring, modeling and experimental approaches in settings that range from alpine tundra to oak woodlands to grasslands. Common themes include plant-soil feedbacks, functional traits, species effects on ecosystem processes, and non-linear and threshold dynamics.
plant-soil feedbacks, functional traits, species effects on ecosystem processes, non-linear and threshold dynamics, restoration, environmental change, alpine ecology, plant diversity
EBIO 1250 - Introduction to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research
Introduces students to research in ecology and evolutionary biology topics in the context of investigations about Boulder�s local historic apple trees. Students will learn about the genetics, physiology, and urban ecology of the trees, learn techniques for how to do research in these areas, and engage in a research project that addresses one of these topics. Results from research on Boulder�s Apples will be reported back to the Boulder community.
EBIO 4460 - Special Topics
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
Familiarizes students with specialized areas of biology. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 (minimum grade C-). Same as EBIO 5460.