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Research in our lab broadly focuses on biodiversity and ecosystem function relationships using soil systems as models. Soils contain the majority of the world’s biodiversity and perform critical functions such as nutrient cycling and carbon storage.

We use a combined approach of large-scale field observations, laboratory, greenhouse and field-scale experimental manipulations, and theoretical approaches to understand how global environmental changes will impact soil biodiversity and function.

As a research group who study the diversity of life on Earth, we place high priority on being inclusive to diversity among students and our colleagues. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our team or learning more about our research.


Lab News

June 28/22 - we are welcoming Cristina Turcu as a new MSc student working on the BRACE project and happy to finally be collaborating with Dr. Vera Tai 

June 20/22 - Matt's unicorn paper is finally out showing that Predators minimize energy costs, not maximize energy gains when feeding under warming

June 12/22 - Did you know Cannibalism has its limits in soil food webs? Rob Buchkowski's new paper is out!

May 17/22 - Kamath et al. 2022. Nematode contributions to the soil food web trophic structure of two contrsting boreal peatlands in Canada is now available online

May 5/22 - Eileen Reinke (BSc '22) will rejoin our lab as a MSc ('24).  Welcome back!

May 1/22 - Looking forward to welcoming Pedro Conceicao as a new MSc student to the lab group in the Fall.