Sharon Collinge
Environmental Studies

Dr. Collinge's research program centers on the role of landscape spatial heterogeneity 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 received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1995.