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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

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.

April 22/22 - Dr. Meehan's thesis is available online: From Individuals To Communities: The Effect Of Climate Change On Ectothermic Predators

April 21/22 - Congratulations to Trevor who successfully passed his proposal examination today!

April 11/22 - Huge congratulations to Matt (Dr. Meehan) who sucessfully defended his PhD today.  Great turnout for the public lecture from current and former lab mates, collaborators and colleagues, freinds and family!

April 8/22 - Excited to announce that Sam Hopkins will be joining our lab as a new MSc student in the Fall.  Welcome Sam!