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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 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 2016-2017


Lab News

Catherine's PhD defense is set for July 20th (today!).  Special thanks to Serita Frey as external examiner

PLoS One article by Asma as first author is out! Congratulations Asma.

Catherine's paper in Biogeochemistry is out!

Sean, Chris and Liz are joining us as summer research students.  Welcome to the team!