Community Ecology

Saguaro2Human-induced ecological stressors, such as global climate change, pollution, introduction of non-indigenous species, and alterations in land use, water quality and habitat, are impacting our native ecosystems.

We are interested in predicting the effects of a multitude of ecological stressors with a high degree of certainty to develop conservation and management strategies to protect native ecosystems.

Examples of current projects include:

  • The effects of multiple environmental stressors, such as climate change and invasive species, on native fish populations
  • The effects of climate change and habitat alteration on woodland caribou populations
  • Impacts of climate change and land use change on carbon storage in tropical rainforests