Although primarily a plant-oriented research group, the APE Lab pursues a diverse mix of empirical, applied, and multi-taxa research. The unifying research theme is conservation of tropical diversity in natural and human‐managed systems of the Asia-Pacific region. Students are encouraged to pursue a study system and ecological or conservation problem about which they are passionate. We have a strong interest in publishing research that will better inform conservation policy. Main areas of interest of the lab are listed below.

The environmental implications of Myanmar's increased international engagement

Tropical rainforest ecology

Conservation of biodiversity in human-impacted systems