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Landscape ecology of genetic and community diversity​

Species reactions to climatic effects include shifts in geographical distributions, adaptation, or local extirpation if spatial environmental changes exceed ecological tolerances. Quantifying and spatially modelling population genetic structure in zooplankton meta-communities across northern landscapes will help us to determine the nature of adaptive responses to environmental change and improve our knowledge of the relationship between landscape-level diversity in populations and communities. My students and compare patterns in community and genetic diversity in zooplankton metacommunities across freshwater landscape gradients in carbon, nutrients and latitude within and among broad-scale northern regions of Canada.

For related manuscripts, please see Joly et al. 2014, Derry et al. 2003 and Derry et al. 2009

For related projects, please see Gillian Martin for the application of DNA meta-barcoding to address dispersal, cryptic species, and genetic-species diversity correlations in zooplankton metacommunities across boreal lakescapes in Québec.

For related projects, please see Stéphanie Guernon for a first study that addressed how zooplankton community composition and functional traits moderate methyl mercury (MeHg) bioaccumulation across the Western Arctic.