The unifying theme of Dr. Resasco's research is to understand how human stressors to the environment affect biodiversity and how to mitigate those impacts. These stressors include changes to landscapes, climate change, and species introductions. He often studies spatial and temporal dynamics and uses field studies at large spatial and long temporal scales to test theory and link ecological pattern with process. Areas of research include landscape connectivity/corridors, habitat fragmentation, plant-pollinator networks, insect community ecology, stable isotope ecology, and conservation biology. He works on a variety of taxa but has a particular fondness for insects. Settings of field work include the longleaf pine ecosystem of the southeastern US and forests and meadows of the Rocky Mountains.
landscape connectivity, corridors, fragmentation, plant-pollinator networks, community ecology, stable isotope ecology, and conservation