Welcome to the Staudhammer Biometrics Lab
The Staudhammer Biometrics lab focuses on quantitative research in ecological systems. Our interdisciplinary research covers a broad range of topics, including mixed effects models in forestry and natural resources, design and analysis of experimental data, quantifying size and structure distributional differences in natural systems, and quantifying model uncertainty. We aim to promote better conservation and management of natural resources by developing a better understanding of the dynamics of natural systems. The lab research is in three main areas: 1) advancing models of carbon fluxes derived from eddy covariance (EC) studies; 2) developing models characterizing the population dynamics of Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil nut); 3) enhancing models of urban forest structure and growth; and 4) regional scale impacts of forest management on C, water, and biodiversity.