Eric Chein


University Address

150 Skok Hall


Research Interest

Restoration & Reintroduction


My research explores operationalizing resilience theory for ecological restoration practice through the development of resilience-based pre-restoration site assessments. Degraded ecosystems have residual resilience capacity that constrains and/or promotes recovery. The ability to accurately and quickly assess this capacity may help guide restoration resource allocation, project site selection prioritization, and the character of restoration pathways.

I’m interested in developing resilience assessment tools for fire-adapted ecosystems in the Upper Midwest, principally tallgrass prairie and oak savanna.