Hi! Welcome to the Kuebbing Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Our lab studies plant ecology, invasion ecology, and conservation biology.
Our research explores how nonnative, invasive plants interact with native species, other nonnative species, and the environment. We are interested in learning how invasion by nonnative plants changes the composition of ecological communities and how these changes scale to changes in ecosystem processes. Because invasive species are an environmental concern, we aim to design research that promotes scientifically sound invasive management policy and practice.
Broadly, our research aims to
- understand the ecological functioning of invaded ecosystems and predict which nonnative, invasive species are likely to have the largest environmental impact; and
- promote better policy for curbing nonnative species introductions through assessing efficacy of policies and understanding socio-cultural aspects of invasions.
Please take a look around and get in touch if you have any questions!