Biodiversity frontiers in a rapidly changing world

The most remarkable feature of our planet is the diversity of its life forms, but this biodiversity is threatened by anthropogenic impacts, including climate change and ocean acidification. The Biodiversity Research Cluster will identify global change impacts on biodiversity and suggest ways in which such changes can be ameliorated.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Trites, Andrew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) marine mammals, seals, sea lions, whales, dolphins, fisheries competition, population biology, ecology, Marine mamals research centre, biology of marine mammals, population dynamics, bioenergetics, fisheries
Vincent, Amanda Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Ecological applications, n.e.c.; Marine ecology (including marine ichthyology); Biodiversity; Natural environment sustainability studies; Natural resource management; Wildlife and habitat management; marine conservation; threatened marine species, especially seahorses and their relatives; bottom trawling and other nonselective fisheries; wildlife trade; marine protected areas; Small-scale fisheries; community-based conservation; citizen/community science; multilateral environmental agreements; .
Whitlock, Michael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Evolutionary Genetics; Population Genetics
Williams, Jennifer Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biological sciences; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes
Wittman, Hannah Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sociology and related studies; Farming systems research; food sovereignty; Sustainable agriculture; socio-ecological systems; Agroecology
Wolkovich, Elizabeth Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Forestry sciences; biodiversity; climate change; Conservation science; Global change; Plant communities; Plant invasions; Population and ecosystem ecology; Temporal ecology; Winegrapes