Our research is focused on the causes and consequences of biodiversity change. Important causes include habitat loss and fragmentation, climate change, and emergent diseases. We also study how biodiversity change impacts ecosystems and the many benefits we get from them.
We translate our research into knowledge for conservation and policy. We are particularly focused on the restoration of ecological connectivity in human-dominated landscapes. We are applying this to the design of ecosystem networks for cities, like Montreal.
We are also committed to improving opportunities for collaboration and training in biodiversity science via the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science a large research network we founded in 2009.
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LEAP: new infrastructure for experimental evolution in the field.