Welcome to the Matzek Lab!
We're interested in how ecological restoration can sustain the provision of multiple ecosystem services to humans, including carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling, forage production, and recreation. We approach all problems with an interdisciplinary viewpoint informed by economics, policy, and the behavioral sciences. We also research plant invasions, with an eye toward managing exotic invaders efficiently and with appropriate impacts. Our lab engages with the public through citizen science, considers how scientists can better serve societal needs, and is committed to partnerships with land managers and restoration practitioners to make real conservation impacts. 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