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Office: SEEC S238C

Research Interests

  • Population and community ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Landscape ecology, and landscape planning 
  • Ecological consequences of habitat loss. 


Ph.D. 1995 Harvard University


Dr. Sharon Collinge's research program centers on the role of landscape change in shaping ecological processes, including responses of individual organisms, populations, and communities to spatial variation in landscape structure. Her work integrates theories and methods of conservation biology, restoration ecology, and landscape ecology to examine ecological consequences of spatial structure in landscapes under varying degrees of human influence. In the laboratory, her team primarily conducts independent and integrated research related to two major projects: 1) spatial aspects of vernal pool ecology and restoration, and 2) landscape change and disease dynamics in grassland ecosystems. Dr. Collinge formerly served as the Chief Scientist and Observatory Director for the NSF-funded National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), and as the Vice President for Public Affairs for the Ecological Society of America. Dr. Collinge currently serves as an instructor and mentor to graduate students in the Masters of the Environment program in ENVS.

A Note to Prospective Graduate Students

Dr. Collinge is not accepting any new student applications at this time.