Lars Brudvig a Professor in the Department of Plant Biology and the Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the ecology of tallgrass prairies, oak savannas, and longleaf pine woodlands, with a particular emphasis on understanding how to restore these ecosystems, after they have been degraded by humans. Much of his work revolves around plants, though he also works on plant-animal interactions including pollination and pollinator responses to restoration. Brudvig teaches courses in biology, field natural history/botany, and restoration ecology at Michigan State University. Prior to joining the MSU faculty in 2010, Brudvig was a Postdoctoral Associate at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a Ph.D. at Iowa State University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a B.A. at Carleton College (MN) in Biology.