The Applied Wildlife Spatial Ecology Lab is an inter-disciplinary research and extension team that aims to provide innovative solutions to the growing wildlife conservation and management needs in multi-functional landscapes where there are competing interests for agricultural production, wildlife conservation, and ecosystem services. In the coming decades, agricultural intensification is expected to increase with the increasing human population and nutritional demands. Simultaneously, we are facing increasing climate variability, shifts in pest occurrences and plant diseases, and low commodity prices. These challenges for increased food production, environmental protection, climate variability, and economic uncertainties require innovative solutions to achieve resilient agricultural systems. Thus, our lab fosters critical thinking, creativity, and hard work to identify ways to optimize land use and natural resource conservation.

If you’re interested in our current projects or future opportunities (see below), please contact Dr. Andrew Little (alittle6@unl.edu).

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