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Research in the Lindo lab integrates community ecology, ecosystem ecology, and taxonomy to study the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function in Canadian forest soil systems.  We use a natural model system of moss, microbes, and microarthropods (called the bryosphere) to ask ecosystem-scale questions in the field and under controlled greenhouse environments.

General Research Interests

  • Processes that generate, maintain or alter patterns of biodiversity

  • Causes and consequences of biodiversity loss

  • Relationship between biodiversity and terrestrial ecosystem function


Now seeking graduate students for 2016


Lab News

Zoë is an invited Keynote speaker at the 2016 OE3C conference - May 5-7th in Toronto. Julia and Rachel will also present the latests results of their work

Catherine Dieleman's latest paper in Biogeochemistry is now available early online

Farewell to Matt Turnbull (again) who is now off to do field research in northern Alberta

Catherine's paper on phenol oxidase in warmed peatlands is published in Plant and Soil