The Suding Lab

Ecology at the interface of

Restoration & Conservation


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We investigate the how and why of change in nature

We work towards an ecology that celebrates the interactions among biotic and abiotic dynamic phenomena, believes in the reciprocal interplay of basic theory and applied practice, and joins with diverse partners to solve the immense restoration and conservation challenges we face today.


Photo credits: Joan Dudney (left), Matt Tarilico/Impact Media Lab (middle, right)


Cutting-edge useable science.



Katie’s recent TEDx talk! Watch it. Read it. A spark of curiosity in a seemingly ordinary tree leads to extraordinary discoveries about historic apple trees, community, and inquiry in our natural world.

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We are located at CU Boulder, in the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) Building, 4000 Discovery Drive, Boulder CO 80309-0450