UCF Biology

Betsy Von Holle

  • Program Director
  • mvonholl@nsf.gov
  • 703-292-4974
  • Population and Community Ecology, Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation

Research Area(s)

Dr. Betsy Von Holle is interested in the landscape patterns and community mechanisms that influence the addition of species into ecosystems. Her research interests span four related themes: 1) the investigation of ecosystem and anthropogenic factors that influence invasion by nonnative species, 2) understanding changes in ecosystem function as a result of ecological restoration, 3) the characterization of the impact and type of species to invade natural areas, and 4) economic impacts and policy implications of nonnative species invasions.


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