The concept of a lab is more central in the physical sciences with expensive shared equipment. But for the collective of researchers who make up the Johnson-Polasky Lab, a lab is more than a place to share resources. Our lab is defined as an interdisciplinary community of scholars brought together by a shared interest in studying natural capital and ecosystem services. Members have diverse backgrounds in fields including applied economics, ecology, biosystems engineering, and natural resource management.
The Johnson-Polasky Lab supports member growth through the following activities:
Opportunities for scholars to present research and receive feedback based on the collective inter-disciplinary knowledge of the group.
Collaborative research efforts, in which Lab members come together to build projects and produce research papers.
Invited lectures from faculty or others that help expand the knowledge of Lab members.