Located at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the Forest Ecology Research Group examines the functional basis of plant species distributions. Trade-offs between stress tolerance and performance contribute strongly to species distributions and may provide a more general basis for species range sizes and patterns of local distribution. We focus on forest ecosystems including tropical, temperate and boreal forests.
Sabine has been studying disjunct populations of arctic-alpine species in Atlantic Canada. She is off to start a new position at Environment and Climate Change Canada. Congratulations, Dr. Dietz!
Congratulations to FERG PDF Dr. Nicola Day who is the 2017 recipient of the Mycological Society of America’s Forest Fungal Ecology Award. Using this award, she will be examining fungal communities in permafrost!
Cory’s research is focused on why shrubs are where they are on the tundra and how they modify the biotic and abiotic environment.
Congratulations to FERG MSc Katie Black who is the 2016/17 Researcher of Laurier! Way to go, Katie!
We have openings for 2-3 summer field assistants to contribute to graduate and postdoctoral research projects in the Northwest Territories. For more information go here.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual for a PhD position focusing on changes in plant functional traits along a latitudinal climate and permafrost gradient in the Canadian boreal zone. For more details go here
We are really excited about a new paper led by former FERG PDF Dr. Gord McNickle “The world’s biomes and primary production as a triple tragedy of the commons foraging game played among plants”… check it out!