• Photo by Bryan Watts
  • Photo by Bryan Watts

Human Impacts

CCB research is focused on finding ways of moderating human impacts on sensitive species

Humans have become a prominent feature of the world’s landscapes. Habitat loss and fragmentation resulting from the rapid advance of the urban front is now the dominant cause of species endangerment throughout the world, human-related hazards such as buildings, towers, and oil spills have become major sources of mortality, the spread of contaminants have reduced productivity, and exploitation of resources has impacted the viability of many populations. CCB continues to conduct ground-breaking research designed to understand the intersection between the social and ecological sciences.  Our objective is to find innovative ways of reducing human impacts on natural systems.