Liber Ero Chair in Biodiversity Conservation, Dept. of Biology, McGill University
CO-APPLICANT, LANDSCAPE 2 · CO-LEAD, THEME 3 · COLLABORATOR, SYNTHESIS TEAM · SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
I study the causes and consequences of biodiversity change. Several key questions motivate what we do in my lab: How fast is biodiversity changing and where? Can rapid evolution prevent extinction? How does biodiversity change impact ecosystems? What are the benefits of biodiversity to human society, and what can we do to prevent irreversible loss of biodiversity? With the support of the Liber Ero Chair in Biodiversity Conservation we translate this research into knowledge for biodiversity conservation and policy in Canada. We do this by partnering with government, NGOs, citizen groups and businesses. We are particularly focused on the restoration of ecological connectivity in human-transformed landscapes.
Biodiversity, connectivity, networks, adaptation, ecosystem services, sustainability