Welcome to the Merenlender Lab
Our research focuses on quantifying the relationship between land use and biodiversity. We use landscape scale field studies and spatially explicit modeling techniques to address conservation planning and watershed management. Projects fall into four themes: field studies and connectivity; watershed recovery; stewardship; and environmental education. The extension of this work on the ground often involves decision support systems and public engagement.
We are based at the Hopland Research and Extension Center, where we work closely with their Geographic Information Systems lab for advanced spatial analysis. Adina Merenlender, principal investigator, is affiliated with the Ecosystem Sciences Division of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) and Director of the UC California Naturalist Program.