Welcome to the Species at Risk research team in the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, based at Trent University.
Our overall goal is to better understand the factors determining the extinction or persistence of threatened populations and the synergistic effects of environmental changes including habitat modification, invasive species, and pollution. We are particularly interested in the increasing importance of wildlife pathogens in biodiversity conservation, and in developing the emerging study of aeroconservation.
The most meaningful ecological and conservation research contributes both to our academic understanding of study systems, and to on-the-ground conservation of wild species and spaces. This requires strong communication among stakeholders (researchers, landowners, government agencies, and NGOs). We are interested in finding ways to improve conservation networks and collaborations, and in effective communication of conservation science to the public. We intentionally direct our research to target critical knowledge gaps for at-risk species and habitats while addressing key questions in ecology and conservation biology.
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