Expertise: Ecology, fire ecology, conservation, the spread and impact of invasive plants in Union County parks
Research summary: Dr. Shebitz studies how local and indigenous cultures use plants as medicines and basketry material in the Pacific Northwest, in the Northeast, and in Costa Rica. She works with local people to restore culturally-significant plants using traditional land management techniques including anthropogenic fire and sustainable harvesting practices.
Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxPYKuBb31E
In the Media:
Scientists examine biodiversity of Passaic River Parkway in Union County's annual Bio-Blitz, The Star Ledger, June 11, 2011
Bio-Blitz takes up close look at hidden world in Union County's parks, Nj.com, June 8, 2009