Cody Lane

Undergraduate Researcher

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Research Interests

My research interests fall within the areas of biogeography, landscape ecology, and the spatial analysis of ecological systems. I am interested in how and why species and biological communities are distributed across the Earth’s surface in particular ways. To try and understand these distributions and their dynamics over time, I study their relationship with variations in physical environments as well as variations in the ecological and behavioral traits of species that help to determine habitat selection. I try to focus my efforts on problems that are important for conservation planning and ecosystem management, biodiversity conservation being the reason I got into this stuff.