Welcome to the Restoration Ecology Lab at Virginia Tech

Research in Dr. Leighton Reid’s lab group aims to advance plant conservation through ecological restoration, applied research, and capacity building. Ecological restoration has become a global priority for addressing climate change, biodiversity loss, and desertification. Our lab group pursues research questions related to how and where restoration can best achieve these high expectations in order to serve our global, national, and regional communities.

You can read more about our research here or on our blog, Natural History of Ecological Restoration – a joint project with the Missouri Botanical Garden.