Research in the Lindo lab addresses basic questions about biodiversity, such as: 

  • How do patterns of species diversity change across space and time? 
  • What factors generate and maintain these patterns? 
  • What are the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss? 
  • How does biodiversity affect ecosystem-level processes like nutrient and energy flux? 

We use a combination of field-based experimental and observational studies, and laboratory mesocosm experiments to test current paradigms in community and ecosystem ecology.  Please click on a topic below to learn more about our specific research projects.

Understanding environmental change on soil biodiversity and ecosystem function

Aboveground - belowground interactions

Biodiversity conservation through an Ecosystem Services paradigm

Biodiversity in coastal temperate rainforests

New species descriptions and alpha-taxonomy