Brought to you by the Srivastava Lab at UBC
in the Department of Zoology and the Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre
We are a team of ecologists working with moss microarthropod communities in Southwest British Columbia to investigate how landscape characteristics and
processes affect community dynamics. The questions we ask relate to habitat fragmentation and include how habitat patch size and isolation affect species richness, community biomass
and the resilience of the community to drought disturbance. We also combine moss from different locations to investigate how regional diversity relates to local diversity.
The moss system is a model for larger-scale communities that cannot be readily manipulated and replicated experimentally. By learning how the species in a patch of moss respond to environmental changes, we may, for example, be better able to understand how species in a forest would react to similar
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