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Research in Spatial Ecology

Since the publication of The Fragmented Forest by Dr. Larry Harris in 1984, the department has been highly active in the field of spatial ecology. Landscape ecology is concerned with how species respond to habitat patterns at multiple spatial scales, how human activities alter those patterns over large areas, and how such changes influence the ecology and the conservation of biodiversity. Many of the departmental current faculty participate in landscape ecology research in Florida and throughout the world.

Examples of programs: