Kimberly N. Russell
My research interests span the fields of ecology, behavior, and evolution, and revolve around identifying the most efficient and accurate methods to conserve biodiversity in terrestrial systems. I am particularly interested in urban systems and the promotion of biodiversity within human dominated landscapes. More specifically, I seek to understand the unique needs of ecosystem-service providing arthropod fauna and how these needs may differ from the needs of vertebrate species from a conservation perspective. This will require a more complete understanding of terrestrial arthropod ecology at the assmblage or community level, including the functional significance of athropod groups in ecosystems.