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University of Oregon

Lauren Hallett

Research Interests

I am a plant community ecologist with a goal of producing “usable” science to improve ecosystem management. I use a combination of long-term data analysis, population modeling and field experiments to this end. Research themes I focus on include: community assembly, functional traits, species coexistence, ecosystem stability, and resilience theory. My research spans a variety of systems, including working rangelands, serpentine grasslands, woodlands and alpine.

Selected Publications

Larios, L., L. M. Hallett, K. N. Suding. When and how to restore in a changing world: a demographic-based assessment of resilience. Journal of Applied Ecology 54(4): 1040-1050.

Hallett, L. M., D. E. Chapple, M. N. Bickart*, A. Cherbowsky*, L. Fernandez*, C. H. Ho*, M. Alexander*, K. Schwab*, K. N. Suding. 2017. Niche complementarity enhances native plant restoration in an invaded urban landscape. Ecological Restoration 35(2): 148-155.
*Undergraduate co-author

Hallett, L. M., C. Stein and K. N. Suding. 2017. Functional diversity increases ecological stability in a grazed grassland. Oecologia 183(3): 831-840.

Hallett, L. M., J. S. Hsu, E. E. Cleland, S. L. Collins, T. L. Dickson, E. C. Farrer, K. L. Gross, L. A. Gherardi, R. J. Hobbs, L. Turnbull, K. N. Suding. 2014. Biotic mechanisms of community stability shift along a precipitation gradient. Ecology 95(6): 1693-1700.

Hobbs, R. J., L. M. Hallett, P. R. Ehrlich, H. A. Mooney. 2011. Intervention ecology: applying ecological science in the 21st century. BioScience 61(6): 442-450.  


ENVS 399 – Environmental Data Management and Visualization