Welcome to the Matzek Lab!
We're interested in how ecological restoration can sustain the provision of multiple ecosystem services to humans. We primarily study carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling in restored forests, but approach all problems with an interdisciplinary viewpoint informed by the social sciences. We also research the ecophysiology of plant invasions, with an eye toward preventing and managing exotic invaders in an era of climate change. Our lab engages with the public through citizen science and investigates how scientists can better serve societal needs. Click to see current research projects, a list of lab publications, or profiles of the undergraduate student researchers who work on these projects.
Phone: 408 551 6006
APPLY HERE for "Partners in Monitoring" workshop!
Santa Clara University, in partnership with Peninsula Open Space Trust and LandSeaScience, is offering a workshop Oct 6 on monitoring for local land stewards and university researchers.
Topics covered include:
Time will be available for small-group breakouts to work on specific management needs, and for mingling among faculty and resource management professionals.
We expect to be able to offer travel reimbursement or honoraria of up to $150 to participants.
APPLY HERE to hold your spot. Participation limited to 30 managers; must confirm attendance by Sept 15.