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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Davies Lab Update

March 25, 2022

It has been a busy start to 2022 for the Davies Lab! In January and February, lab members travelled to Kenya to collect GPS and LiDAR data at Mpala Research Centre and the Selenkey Conservancy.  In March, several members of the lab presented at the Savanah Science Network meeting in Kruger National Park, South Africa. 

Savannah Science Network Meeting Presentations

Andrew Davies Spatial heterogeneity facilitates carnivore coexistence
Michael Voysey The role of browsers in maintaining...

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