The Pitt Lab conducts interdisciplinary research to elucidate patterns and causes of species decline in order to create innovative strategies for biodiversity conservation.

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” - JOHN MUIR

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall

Bailey D’Antonio successfully defends her honors thesis!

Bailey D’Antonio successfully defended her honors thesis entitled, The effects of Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) on blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) and white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) abundances in Simsbury, CT. Her research illuminates connections among invasive plants, ticks, mice, and the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Congratulations, Bailey! Read More