As a lab, we formed in the fall of 2019 at Peking University in Beijing, China. Our central scientific focus is the conservation of biodiversity under contemporary anthropogenic impacts, notably that related to forest ecosystems outside strictly protected areas. Our research looks into how human alterations of ecosystems influence the ecology of wild species, as well as what opportunities exist to alleviate the negative impacts and make biodiversity gains. We do so through a combination of fieldwork (currently all in China) and desktop analysis (including that on the global scale). We work with a variety of organisms, including birds, arthropods, and people.
We are based in the Institute of Ecology under the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences. Still a young lab, we warmly welcome inquiries from aspiring young conservationists to join us.