Welcome to the ahrens lab page

“How should scientists operate when they must try to explain the results of history, those inordinately complex events that can occur but once in detailed glory?”  Stephen Jay Gould

The research in my lab focuses on improving our ability to manage natural systems. Often this process involves the development of quantitative models. These models are used to: explore management option while accounting for uncertainty, explore key issues with the data upon which they are founded, and highlight fundamental uncertainties in model parameters and functional relationship. As you look through the research and graduate student pages you will see that projects range from field investigation aimed at measuring basic biological information to the development of ecosystem model to improving our understanding of how anthropogenic influences cause evolution.