Bob Gardner


Contributions to MCED

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Laboratory Director and Professor

Appalachian Laboratory
301 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532


Fields of work

Landscape Ecology

Areas of Expertise:

  • modeling and predicting dynamics of large ecosystems
  • ecological risk assessment;
  • analyzing effects of land use and global change on sustainability of natural systems.

Modelling approaches:

Neutral Models for Landscape Hypothesis testing.

Selected References

Lookingbill, T.R.; Gardner, R.H.; Ferrari, J.R.; Keller, C.E. (2010). Combining a dispersal model with network theory to assess habitat connectivity. Ecological Applications, 20: 427-441.

Lookingbill,T.R.;Kaushal,S.S.;Elmore, A.J.;Gardner, R.; Eshleman, K.N.; Hilderbrand, R.H.; Morgan, R.P.; Boynton, W.R.; Palmer, M.A.; Dennison, W.C. (2009). Altered ecological flows blur boundaries in urbanizing watersheds. Ecology and Society 14(2), 10

Gardner, R. H., and K. A. M. Engelhardt. 2008. Spatial processes that maintain biodiversity in plant communities. Perspectives in Plant Ecology

Gardner, R. H., T. R. Lookingbill, P. A. Townsend, and J. Ferrari. 2008. A new approach for rescaling land cover data. Landscape Ecology 15: 513-526.

Minor, E. S and R. H. Gardner. 2011. Landscape connectivity and seed dispersal characteristics dictate the best management strategy for exotic plants. Ecological Applications.




For rescaling landscape data: