Welcome to the Davies Lab!


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Our research examines how animals interact with the environment and each other to affect ecosystem processes at landscape scales. We draw on the fields of community and ecosystem ecology, animal behavior, and remote sensing to explore multiple facets of animal-ecosystem interactions in a spatially explicit manner. 

A key component of our work investigates how global change, including climate and land-use change, alter animal-driven processes and influence the direction of their effects. We integrate field measurements, GPS telemetry, and remote sensing products (including LiDAR, hyperspectral, and satellite data) to answer questions ranging from the role of animals in shaping vegetation and modifying nutrient cycles, to how land-use changes that alter habitat heterogeneity affect animal behavior and subsequent ecosystem impact. 

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Harvard's Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research Award

May 21, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Andrew Davies​ and postdoctoral fellow Tyler Coverdale​ who were awarded Harvard's Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research for their proposal, “Anthropocene Savannas: The Future of Humans, Wildlife & Livestock". With support from the Star-Friedman Challenge, ​Davies & Coverdale plan to investigate the effects of rapidly changing herbivore communities in a Kenyan savanna using an ambitious combination of large-scale megaherbivore manipulations...

Read more about Harvard's Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research Award