—- NEWS —-
As of July 1 2019, the James Lab will be moving to the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto. I am very excited to continue contributing to applied forestry research and education, in collaboration with industry and government, at the UofT.
Also, I will be searching for qualified graduate students (MSc and PhD) to take on research related to forest disturbances and forest health. Get in touch with me if you are interested!
—- About the lab —-
In the most general terms, we are a group of spatial ecologists interested in how spatial and temporal heterogeneity affects ecological and evolutionary processes. Research in the lab focuses on forests, and how landscape structure affects processes relevant to forest health. Current research in the lab is examining spatial population dynamics, the spatial genetic consequences of population cycling, landscape connectivity, landscape genetics, and the cumulative effects of multiple forest disturbances. Using empirical, simulation, and statistical approaches we aim to improve our understanding of the links between among forest patterns and processes to better forecast the consequences of land-use and climate change on forest health and to inform forest policy.