Biodiversity Research: An Emerging Global Research Priority

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. The Biodiversity Research Cluster will identify global change impacts on biodiversity and offer solutions to challenges associated with these changes.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Srivastava, Diane Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) biodiversity, tropics, Costa Rica, insects, mites, food webs, habitat loss, Community ecology, conservation, how species loss from food webs can affect the way ecosystems function
Suttle, Curtis Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Bioinformatics; Fisheries sciences; Immunology; Microbiology; Oceanography; Plant biology; Biological Oceanography; Environmental Virology; Marine Environment; Marine Microbiology; Microbial Diversity; Phage; Viral Discovery; Viruses
Taylor, Eric Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Genomics; Evolutionary Genetics; biodiversity; speciation; fishes; conservation; biogeography
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
Tseng, Michelle Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plant biology; Zoology; Ecology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Evolutionary Biology
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
Whitton, Jeannette Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Speciation (evolutionary processes); Plant developmental and reproductive biology; Plant evolutionary ecology; Evolution of asexuality; Evolution and consequences of polyploidy; Speciation/ diversification; Species at risk in Canada; Conservation policy
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