Welcome to the Nelson Lab website at
the University of Maine-Fort Kent!
We study lichens (fungal/algal/cyanobacterial symbioses) through a variety of perspectives including communities, single-species models, landscape-level problems, disturbance ecology, remote sensing and climate change. Some current research projects include:
- Remote Sensing of Lichens and other vegetation in Arctic, alpine and boreal ecosystems of Alaska and Canada funded by NASA, the National Park Service and the Northwest Arctic Borough.
- Comparative disturbance ecology of lichen community responses to volcanic eruptions in Chile and the Pacific Northwest.
- Community ecological studies in DeBoullie State Lands, Maine, supported by the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund and the Atacama desert, Chile, funded by National Geographic.
Contact me here.