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As a lab, we formed in the fall of 2019 at Peking University in Beijing, China. Our central scientific focus is the conservation and restoration of biodiversity under contemporary anthropogenic impacts, notably that related to forest ecosystems outside strictly protected areas and under the land-use demands of agricultural and forestry production. Our research looks into how human alterations of ecosystems influence the ecology of wild species and their assemblages, as well as what opportunities exist to alleviate the negative impacts and achieve 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(ish) lab, we warmly welcome inquiries from aspiring young conservationists to join us.

Last updated: November 2023

Last updated: September 2023

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