Biography of Lars Pomara

Lars Pomara

Lars joined the Eastern Threat Center as an Ecologist in 2014, with research interests in landscape ecology, biogeography, conservation science, and ornithology. His research involves assessing stressors on ecosystem services and biodiversity, and developing strategies and tools to better understand vulnerabilities and resilience at landscape and regional scales. Lars has worked on these issues in the Appalachian region with the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative, in the Southeast with the USFS Southern Regional office, and nationally through work on the Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tool (LanDAT). Another ongoing project involves assessing bird and butterfly community responses to large-scale invasive plant removal and native plant restoration using prescribed fire in desert riparian habitat along the Rio Grande River in Texas.

Lars has held previous positions as a postdoctoral scientist in Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he developed climate change vulnerability assessments for wildlife species; a lecturer and research associate in Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin; and as a spatial ecologist at PRBO Conservation Science (Point Blue). He holds a PhD in Geography and the Environment from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in wildlife ecology from the University of Georgia in Athens.


Learn more about Lars Pomara's work:

Assessment of ecosystem services and environmental threats across the Appalachians

LanDAT: Landscape Dynamics Assessment Tool

Impacts of invasive plant removal on bird and butterfly communities in a desert riparian floodplain


View Lars Pomara's Eastern Threat Center publications.


Contact Lars Pomara at lazarus.y.pomara@usda.gov or (828) 257-4357.

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