Lars Brudvig

Lars  Brudvig
  • Associate Professor
  • Plant Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution & Systematics




I am a community ecologist interested the consequences of anthropogenic change for plant biodiversity and the prospects for its restoration. My research bridges basic and applied ecology - I seek both the fundamental mechanisms underlying plant community patterns across time and space and the translation of this understanding into better restoration and land management. Much of my work is based around large, landscape ecology and restoration experiments. I work in a variety of ecosystems, ranging from Midwestern prairies, savannas, and woodlands, to pine forests in the Southeast, and with topics including: community assembly, habitat fragmentation, fire ecology, plant-animal interactions, landscape corridors, ecosystem ecology, and land-use legacies.


  • Basic and applied ecology
  • Restoration and land management
  • Consequences of anthropogenic change for plant biodiversity