UMBC Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE)
CUERE’s mission is to advance the understanding of the environmental, social and economic consequences of the transformation of the urban landscape through research, conferences and symposia, support of university teaching programs and assistance to K-12 education. CUERE fosters interdisciplinary approaches to environmental science, engineering and public policy.
Metacommunity theory meets restoration: isolation may mediate how ecological communities respond to stream restoration (Ecological Society of America, 2017)An often-cited benefit of river restoration is an increase in biodiversity or shift in composition to more desirable taxa. Yet, hard manipulations of habitat structure often fail to elicit a significant response in terms ...