Exploring biodiversity and sustainable systems from genes to ecosystems
The Biodiversity and Sustainable Systems Section explores how genes, organisms, populations, and communities influence, and are influenced by, the management, health, and sustainability of ecological systems. Researchers develop and implement tools and methods to quantify and mitigate threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services. They advance the state of water resources science and engineering through multidisciplinary research focused on data analytics, model simulation, engineering design, decision support and visualization. Scientists are developing advanced simulations to understand human health, economic, and environmental protection dimensions of existing and emerging sustainable energy alternatives. They are developing solutions that use renewable, low-carbon energy sources (e.g., bioenergy and water power) to expand the US bioeconomy while preserving ecosystem services.