Ecoinformatics refers to technologies and practices for gathering, analyzing, visualizing, storing, retrieving, and otherwise managing ecological knowledge and information.
Computational Ecology refers to scientific
research focused on the quantitative description and analysis of
ecological systems using empirical data, mathematical and statistical
models, and information technology.
The Lab investigates the structure, function, and dynamics of
complex networks of organisms interacting with each other and their
environment. The study, conservation, and management of ecosystems
demands an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach as well as the
development of new information technology and computational tools, all
of which are hallmarks of our research.
The PEaCE Lab’s mission is to conduct scientific research, spearhead
informatics tool development, and generate, compile, and disseminate
ecological information in partnership with researchers, universities,
research institutes and centers, foundations, NGOs, and governmental
Our research activities are supported primarily by grants from the
National Science Foundation, with additional institution, foundation,
and corporate support noted within particular research projects.
The online portal for the PEaCE Lab is www.foodwebs.org. This website provides access to information on the people, publications, and projects associated with our research. Current Lab projects involve developing information technologies and research applications for analyzing, modeling, and visualizing ecological networks with a focus on food webs, or who eats whom among species in ecosystems. Come back frequently to see what's new.