Veldman Lab of Fire Ecology & Savanna Conservation

In the Veldman Lab at Texas A&M University, we study relationships among plant species, ecosystem functions, and human-induced environmental change. Fire – both as an ancient ecological force and as a management tool – is central to our research on the conservation and restoration of tropical and subtropical savannas and forests. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and outreach to environmental organizations, we work to improve public policies that impact fire-dependent ecosystems and human livelihoods.

Flowers from subtropical old-growth savannas of the USA