Chad Zirbel | Personal website

Hello! Welcome to my website. I am a research scientist at the University of Wisconsin.

I am currently working with John Orrock and Brian Connolly asking how invasive shrubs and consumers, small mammals and deer, modify tree establishment and understory plant diversity in Midwestern forests spanning a rural-to-urban gradient.

In my research I use both large-scale observational and experimental studies to ask how ecological interactions, including global environmental changes, large grazers, small mammals, and functional traits, alter the assembly of plant communities and how theses plant assemblages provide ecosystem functions.

For more information, please check out my Research and Publications pages.