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.