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--and 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. See the collaboration dashboard
New papers by the lab
Tekwa, E. W., Gonzalez, A. and Loreau, M. (2015) Local Densities Connect Spatial Ecology to Game, Multilevel Selection and Inclusive Fitness Theories of Cooperation. J. Theo. Biol. (in press).
Thompson, P.*, Rayfield, B.* and Gonzalez, A. (2015) Robustness of the spatial insurance effects of biodiversity to habitat loss. Evolutionary Ecology Research (in press)
Gonzalez, A. and Peres-Neto, P. (2015) Data curation: act to staunch loss of research data. Nature 520, 436.
Haddad, N. M., et al. (2015) Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth's ecosystems. Science Advances vol 1, e1500052
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.
May: Working group on detecting local biodiversity change was a massive success. New framework paper on the way. Supported by CIEE, BRC, and QCBS.
April: Patrick submitted his PhD thesis:
The structure and functioning metacommunities in changing environments
March: We were awarded an NSERC CREATE grant on Biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainability to training the next generation of young researchers on these key issues for the next 5 years.
An ecological network for Montreal's Greenbelt.
Visit our project webpage to find out more.