Forest Ecology Research Group

9th International Workshop on Sap Flow

Dr. Baltzer is in Ghent, Belgium, to present at the 9th International Workshop on Sap Flow.

She will be presenting some of her work being conducted at Scotty Creek, NWT:

Impacts of seasonal thaw and permafrost degradation on Picea mariana root function in a subarctic boreal peatland. (Jennifer Baltzer, Rajit Patankar, Alec Downey, William Quinton)

Ghent, Belgium (photo from

Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN)

We’re very excited to be apart of the Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN). It’s a very large and collaborative project that will look at the rapidly changing systems in north and western Canada. Follow the link (above) for more information.

Here’s the Laurier Press Release about our involvement.


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Welcome to the Forest Ecology Research Group

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.