Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith
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My research team conducts primary ecological studies proposed on insect-insect and insect-plant interactions here, work that elucidates key mechanisms driving changes in composition and diversity over time, as well as potential avenues for mitigating negative impacts in our forests. Species interactions underpin the invasion theories of enemy release and biotic resistance, which are a major thrust of my core research. There is a great need to understand such processes in invaded forests, and my research program represents one of the few academic groups in Canada actively working in this area of invasive species and biological control in forest ecosystems.