Eric is investigating the extent to which herbivore and detritivore responses to warming and nitrogen addition in our field experiment may influence the overall plant responses to these treatments. He graduated with a B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario.
For his Ph.D., Mat is exploring the interactive effects of soil freezing and N deposition on ecosystem processes over the plant growing season. He obtained his undergraduate degree from
Bry is exploring the establishment potential of early successional trees in the context of our long-term warming and nitrogen addition experiment (WINNTER). She graduated with a B.Sc. from Western University.
Jenn is examining plant community level responses to nitrogen addition in a tallgrass prairie / forest restoration. She graduated with a B.Sc. from the University of Cape Breton.
Former Lab Members
For her M.Sc., Julia explored the influence of increasing temperature, increasing CO2, and drought on the growth and physiology of glyphosate-susceptible and –resistant giant ragweed biotypes. She also examined whether these environmental factors influence the recovery following glyphosate treatment.
Amy conducted an Honours research project to examine interactions between nitrogen availability and freezing tolerance in grasses.
Laura conducted an Honours research project to examine plant community level responses to nitrogen addition in a restored tallgrass prairie.
Andrey explored intraspecific variation in plant freezing tolerance along a latitudinal gradient for his M.Sc. He is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Bayeuth in Germany.
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Min Ku used canopy assimilation chambers to examine the interactive effects of warming and nitrogen deposition on net carbon dioxide flux.
Alex conducted an Honours research project to test for interactive effects among nitrogen addition and water addition on plant productivity.
Ryan conducted an Honours research project to examine seasonal changes in the feeding preferences of the slug Deroceras reticulatum.
For her M.Sc. project, Jennifer focused on changes in primary production and plant species composition in response to the treatments in our long-term winter warming and nitrogen deposition field experiment. In addition to traditional estimates of primary productivity, she used spectral measures to obtain estimates of aboveground biomass.
Lindsay conducted an Honours research project, where she explored the factors influencing herbivory by Cepaea nemoralis (the banded wood snail) on Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle).
For his M.Sc. project, Paul explored the effects of invasive wood snails on plant litter decomposition and carbon and nutrient cycling. He was also interested in the factors that influence the abundance and feeding behaviour of these snails. Paul is currently working on a Ph.D. in New Zealand.
Christine conducted an Honours research project, where she used infrared and near infrared spectroscopy to infer leaf nitrogen content in the grasses Bromus inermis and Poa pratensis.
Terry obtained a M.Sc. degree in our lab by examining seasonal changes in soil microbial biomass and enzyme activities in response to the treatments from our long-term winter warming and nitrogen deposition field experiment. He is now conducting research for his Ph.D. jointly at the Biotechnology Research Institute and McGill University, where he is combining stable isotope probing, phylogenetic microarrays and microautoradiography to examine how non-degrading microbial species affect rates of petroleum hydrocarbon degradation in the high Arctic.
For her M.Sc. project, Michelle quantified nitrate leaching losses and changes in net nitrogen mineralization in response to the treatments in our long-term winter warming and nitrogen deposition field experiment. She also used stable isotope tracers of nitrogen to determine the fate of nitrogen released in ecosystems over winter and during spring melt.
Amy conducted an Honours research project, looking at how the amplitudes of soil freeze-thaw cycles affect soil microbial activity.
Natalie conducted an Honours research project, exploring changes in plant phenology and senescence in response to climate warming.
Germaine obtained an M.Sc. degree in our lab, examining how soil freeze-thaw cycles contribute to nitrogen leaching losses in a temperate ecosystem. She also used stable isotope tracers of nitrogen to track the fate of nitrate added to the soil at different intervals from late fall through early spring.
Gena worked as a technician in our lab, and focused on installing the infrastructure in the field for our long-term winter warming and nitrogen deposition field experiment. She previously obtained an M.Sc. in Biology from Western.
Lindsay conducted an Honours research project in our lab, exploring nitrogen losses from plant leaf litter over winter.
Jason conducted an Honours research project in our lab, examining the uptake of nitrogen by plants at cold temperatures in hydroponic culture.
Taryn was awarded an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award to work in our lab. She developed methods for exploring soil freeze-thaw cycle effects using intact soil mesocosms and helped install and troubleshoot much of the start-up equipment in the lab.
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