Our research is broadly focused on the causes and consequences of biodiversity change.
To do that we create new theories on a range of topics from metacommunities to evolutionary rescue. We test and refine theory with experiments--in the lab and the field--by employing a range of model and non-model systems. We strive to communicate our findings far beyond the Ivory tower.
We are also engaged in changing how collaborative science is done and how science is used by policy. Contact us if you can't find what you are looking for here.
Visit also the QCBS, a research network we launched in 2009.
New papers by the lab
Thompson, P., Davies, J., and Gonzalez, A. (2015) Ecosystem functions across trophic levels are linked to functional and phylogenetic diversity. PLoS One 10: e0117595.
Haddad, N. M., et al. (2015) Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth's ecosystems. Science Advances (in press)
Turney, S., Gonzalez, A., and Millien, V. (2014) The negative relationship between mammal host diversity and Lyme disease incidence strengthens through time. Ecology
Special issue on "Evolutionary Rescue in Changing Environments" in Phil. Trans. of the Royal Society.
15 great papers on this fast breaking area of eco-evo dynamics.
1-year post doc on urban green networks starting May 1st. Click here for new details.
Michael, Patrick and Ed working hard to submit their PhD theses this semester!
We're in the thick of working with engineers for LEAP: Large Experimental Array of Ponds to be built at Gault field reserve and station.
An ecological network for Montreal's Greenbelt.
Visit our project webpage to find out more.