Welcome to the Coastal Disturbance Ecology Lab (CDEL)!
We are an interdisciplinary lab that quantifies interactions of broad-scale (storms, sea level rise, temperature, etc.) and local-scale drivers of ecological and societal change. We use a combination of spatial analysis and fieldwork to identify the drivers on multiple spatial and temporal scales.
CDEL is committed to fostering a diverse and positive lab climate. Our lab seeks to recruit, support, and retain members from diverse backgrounds and groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. We are committed to creating a learning and working environment where individuals feel supported and invested in the lab mission. To create this inclusive workplace, we are dedicated to understanding and challenging our own unconscious biases, and to educating ourselves about the challenges that other individuals may face. In an ecological context, diversity is a sign of a healthy, resilient ecosystem. The same is true of a lab setting: encouraging a diversity of backgrounds, opinions, and experiences is essential to pushing innovation.
Original diversity & inclusion poster by Sammy Katta. Please sign the pledge: https://sammykatta.com/pledge.