I am interested in how natural communities (especially of plants) are affected by human activities, including introductions of new species and altered environmental conditions. Much of my work has focused on how urbanization affects plant communities, and I am currently working at the intersection of invasion ecology and climate change to inform land management. I am also interested in using art as a way to communicate science and inspire conservation behavior.
Lopez, B.E., D. Urban, and P.S. White. 2018. Testing the effects of four urbanization “filters” on forest plant taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity. Ecological Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1812
Lopez, B.E., D. Urban, and P.S. White. 2018. Nativity and seed dispersal mode influence species’ responses to habitat connectivity and urban environments. Global Ecology and Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12760