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Scott Abella

Associate Professor
Department(s): Life Sciences
Office: SEB 4168
Mail Code: 4004
Phone: 702-774-1445
Fax: 702-895-3956
Email: scott.abella@unlv.edu


Restoration ecology, fire ecology, invasion biology, plant ecology, desert ecosystems and forest ecology


Our lab group focuses on restoration ecology and applied conservation science.  Restoration ecology is the science behind repairing ecosystems that are damaged or destroyed. This does not mean exactly replicating some type of past or current "undisturbed" ecosystem, which is rarely even possible. Rather, restoration seeks to favorably change sites so an ecosystem can support native species and recover functions, like providing wildlife habitat. Similarly, applied conservation science provides a foundation for sustaining native ecological diversity and desired natural resources.

To advance these areas, we also conduct supporting research in fire ecology, plant ecology, invasion biology and non-native species management, and landscape ecology.  

Additional Information

SEB Program Group Soil-Plant-Water Stress Interactions
SEB Lab Location: 4155