We conduct research on the ecology, conservation and management of tropical biodiversity, in particular plants. We focus on questions that have implications for the maintenance of biological diversity in human-impacted systems.
 
Our research crosses scales, from single organisms to populations to habitats. Research may be interdisciplinary in nature, combining both
ecological/environmental and social science to study the interface between users of biodiversity and the managed habitats.

We use multiple tools including quantitative and qualitative ecological surveys and experiments, remote sensing, geographical information systems, genomic microsatellite markers, and social survey techniques.