I am working to develop better ways of measuring the nutrient that is limiting the growth of organisms.
I am working to understand how animals that eat plants (herbivores) and animals that eat decomposing matter (detritivores) impact ecosystems.
Moose are an important species in Atlantic Canada to people and ecosystems. I am working with ecologists and economists to understand their importance.
I am working with soil scientists, ecologists, and ecosystem modelers to improve how we model microbes and soil animals.
I am surveying the abundance and studying the lives of some common decomposers.
I am studying how animals change their behaviour in each other's presence.
Many animals experience fear in the presence of a predator and we are looking to see how this impacts detritivores (animals that eat dead things).
I am using models of carbon and nitrogen cycling to test how animals influence whole-ecosystem nutrient cycling.