Many ecosystems are currently undergoing dramatic changes in biodiversity due to habitat loss and fragmentation associated with land use change, pollution, overexploitation, and climate change. Mitigating these effects requires an understanding of the drivers of biodiversity loss, and the consequences of loss on ecosystem processes and functioning. As there is unequivocal evidence for directly linking the effects of global change, soil biodiversity and nutrient cycling, my research uses a combined aboveground-belowground approach for understanding the regulation and functional significance of biodiversity. My lab uses experiments in the field, greenhouse and laboratory (BIOTRON), and the integration of empirical results with current theoretical perspectives to help identify how to mitigate the impacts of environmental change and maintain ecosystem function in soil systems.
Degrees and Institutions
1998-2001 B.Sc. Ecology, University of Calgary, Canada
2001-2003 M.Sc. Soil Ecology, University of Calgary, Canada
2004-2008 Ph.D. Community Ecology, University of Victoria, Canada
Shackelford. N., Standish, R., Lindo, Z., and Starzomski, B. 2018. Landscape connectivity shifts resistance, resilience, and recovery uniquely in multi-trophic microarthropod communities. Ecology 99: 1164–1172.
Asemaninejad, A., Thorn, R.G., Branfireun, B.A., and Lindo, Z. 2018. Climate change favours specific fungal communities in Boreal peatlands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 120: 28–36.
Barreto, C.R.A., and Lindo, Z. 2018. Drivers of decomposition and detrital invertebrate communities differ across a hummock-hollow microtopology in boreal peatlands. Écoscience 25: 39–48.
Weston, D., <…> Lindo, Z., <…> and Shaw, J.A. 2018. The Sphagnome Project: enabling ecological and evolutionary insights through a genus-level sequencing project. New Phytologist 217: 16–25.
Palozzi, J.E., and Lindo, Z. 2017. Pure and mixed litters of Sphagnum and Carex exhibit a home-field advantage in Boreal peatlands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 117: 161–168.
Eisenhauer, N., <…> Lindo, Z., <…> and Powell, J.R. 2017. Priorities for research in soil ecology. Pedobiologia 63: 1–7.