Welcome to

the Ricketts Lab

We integrate natural and social sciences to address fundamental research questions and real-world environmental problems.


We Ask…

How does land management affect biodiversity and ecosystem services? How can conservation protect biodiversity and improve human well-being? How do we meet the needs of people and biodiversity in an increasingly crowded, changing world?

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To find answers…

We collaborate widely; use field experiments, spatial models, and data synthesis; and we team up with landowners, leaders, and non-profits to inform real-world decisions.

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To communicate our findings…

We publish our work in peer-reviewed articles and produce practical tools to help guide policies and decisions.

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We also strive for open science, so all our data are made publicly-available whenever possible.

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