Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes (SAL) Lab

The Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes (SAL) Lab contributes to understanding the ecology of and management for an agricultural system that meets current needs without compromising the needs of future generations. While sustainable agriculture should ensure that numerous needs are met, including those that are social and economic in nature, the SAL Lab focuses specifically on those related to the environment.

Food, fiber and fuel production now dominates much of the terrestrial landscape, consequently altering the flow of nutrients and energy, the availability of clean water and amount of habitat available for dwindling global biodiversity. The SAL Lab seeks to provide a better understanding of these changes across a diversity of agroecosystems and social and economic contexts.