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.
We are a group of spatial ecologists interested in how heterogeneity affects ecological and evolutionary processes. Our research focuses on forests and forest health. Current research in the lab is examining spatial population dynamics, biodiversity, 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.