Welcome to the Lab Webpage of Dr. Gary E. Belovsky, Professor and Gillen Chair, Director of University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center.
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences - Conservation and Population Biology
I have studied herbivory (grasshopper and mammal) and ecosystems (vegetation and N-cycling) at the National Bison Range, MT (NBR) for 38 years. I have studied the Great Salt Lake ecosystem for 22 years. All of these studies have been addressed both empirically and through theoretical models.
Gillen Chair and Director, UNDERC - University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center
This property is an 8,000-acre pristine wilderness on the Michigan-Wisconsin border, providing the opportunity for field ecology research to scientists year-round and students in a summer program at a location protected from human activity. The summer program focuses on forest, aquatic, insect and vertebrate ecology, as well as providing independent research experience. The property also has on-site modern laboratories and housing.
This program is located in Western Montana with research access to the National Bison Range and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Flathead Reservation. It provides research opportunities to scientists and students in a summer program. The summer program focuses on grassland, montane, wildlife and Native American ecology, as well as providing independent research experience.