Who's Who

Canopy Research

Arctic Research

Species Profiles

scarab
Liochthonius woolly

(Photos courtesy of: N. Winchester, M. Clayton, R. Cannings, Z. Lindo, R. Ring)

Canopy Research at UVic

Welcome to UVic's Canopy Research Page


The global biodiversity crisis continues to be accelerated by habitat loss and consequent extinctions of floral and faunal species assemblages that cannot adjust to rapid, and often large-scale, habitat alterations.

The key feature of our research is to identify questions and hypotheses that will help us address basic conservation of biodiversity questions. In particular we are interested in exploring the structural, functional, and biological complexity associated with canopy ecosystems. The discovery and descriptions of canopy arthropod communities form a base that we are using to test ecological principles and document changes in diversity (beta-diversity) across spatial scales.

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