Reconciliation ecology aims to reconcile biodiversity conservation with human development by addressing behavioral and evolutionary ecological mechanisms that allow other species to coexist in human landscapes, and ways to promote coexistence. Michael Rosenzweig, a leading force in establishing this concept, has defined Reconciliation Ecology as “the science of inventing, establishing, and maintaining new habitats to conserve species diversity in places where people live, work, or play”. This provides the multidisciplinary framework for ongoing research in my lab, which addresses basic ecological and evolutionary mechanisms within a broader context of applicability in the arena of nature conservation. Research projects range from addressing the behavioral ecology of migrant birds in the tropical forests of India to uncovering the ecological and socioeconomic drivers of urban biodiversity in the southwestern USA. To learn more about lab activities, and reconciliation ecology in general, explore this website, and visit my blogs.