Lawler, Joshua

Lawler, Joshua
University of Washington

My interests lie mainly in the fields of conservation biology and landscape ecology.  More specifically, I am interested in how human activities affect ecological systems at large spatial scales.  

My recent research projects include:

  • projecting climate-induced shifts in species distributions
  • investigating the effects of climate change on protected lands
  • modeling population dynamics in changing landscapes
  • developing tools for conservation planning
  • assessing climate-change vulnerabilities

My research takes a diversity of approaches including: 

  • simulation modeling
  • stochastic optimization
  • quantitative spatial analyses
  • interdisciplinary modeling
  • field experiments
  • observational studies