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Chad R. Zirbel, PhD

Chad Zirbel is a Biologist with the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center and works at the Madison, Wisconsin duty station.

Chad Zirbel is a plant ecologist whose research aims to understand the drivers of community assembly, diversity-ecosystem function relationships, and the coupling of this knowledge with concepts in and approaches to restoration ecology. He does this by translating knowledge and beliefs about ecological processes and the data generating process into causal models and uses these models to help decision makers manage and restore imperiled ecosystems.