Our Faculty

The department faculty includes people trained in landscape architecture, botany, ecology, landscape ecology, geography, environmental studies, and folklore.  We conduct research in restoring and preserving natural communities and ecosystems; creating urban environments that support human health and well-being and ecosystems services; working with diverse rural and urban communities to document, understand, protect, and conserve cultural and historic landscapes and local food systems; and developing regional conservation strategies using geospatial analysis. Our students come to us with diverse interests and skills ranging from art and design to plants and people, and leave with groundings in each.  While they are here, students have opportunities to participate in faculty research and to collaborate within design studios to solve real-world problems for underserved communities in urban and rural settings in Wisconsin, as well as in places as far away as Costa Rica.