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Welcome to the Kitzes Lab

University of Pittsburgh

Our lab studies species diversity and distributions in human-altered landscapes. We use methods drawn from macroecology to answer fundamental questions about how species organize themselves in space, and we use our findings to inform the practice of conservation in fragmented landscapes. Our work is heavily quantitative, drawing on mathematical and computational techniques as a basis for both our theoretical and field projects.

We are part of the Ecology and Evolution group in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. We are actively recruiting postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students to join our lab. Please get in touch if you’re interested!