Core Members: Marc Cadotte, Nate Lovejoy, Nick Mandrak, Scott MacIvor, Péter K. Molnár, Yan Wang, Jason Weir
Associated Members: Rudy Boonstra, Roberta Fulthorpe
Research Focus: Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity
Understanding the processes that generate biodiversity patterns is critical to developing sound strategies to conserve biological resources in a changing world. The BC group consists of global experts in biodiversity science that emphasize a larger scale, and longer time frame approach to understanding the causes and consequences of biodiversity. This research group stands unique within U of T by integrating scale and time to a truly ‘big picture’ view of biodiversity. This big scale approach provides profound insights on diversity and the ecological processes that form the basis of many conservation efforts.