A critical challenge for humanity is conserving biodiversity and safeguarding Earth’s life-support systems while still producing enough food to support human wellbeing. The Karp Lab in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation biology at UC Davis draws from both basic and applied ecology to advance an integrated vision for conservation and production in agro-ecosystems. We believe that strategic adjustments in agricultural practices can yield wins for conservation, food production, and rural livelihoods. To identify such practices, we employ a variety of observational, experimental, modeling, laboratory, and synthetic approaches, drawing from agro-ecology, conservation biology, community ecology, and other fields. We also love forging interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle issues associated with pursuing conservation in agricultural landscapes and have had a great time working with rural sociologists, governance scholars, environmental psychologists, environmental economists, soil scientists, and others!

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Daniel Karp
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology
1071 Academic Surge
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616-8627
email: dkarp@ucdavis.edu; office phone: (530) 752-2108;  twitter: @dskarp