X. Ben Wu is a professor of ecology in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Texas A&M University. The current research of his lab group is focused on the spatial ecology of pyric-herbivory in savanna landscapes of the Great Plains and associated education program focused on faculty development and educational innovations. Other recent projects include landscape biogeochemistry of savanna systems, ecology of terracette landscapes, and authentic scientific inquiries in introductory ecology courses and their effects on student learning. He teaches a large-enrollment introductory ecology course and a graduate course on spatial analysis and engages in faculty development work.
Research interests: landscape ecology, ecology education