• Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity Science
• Director of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity
PhD Department of Biology, Silwood Park at Imperial College, London
I am community ecologist working on two major themes: 1) Diversity and ecosystem functioning in heterogeneous environments (metacommunities), 2) The causes and consequences of maladaptation and biodiversity loss. Through a blend of experiment and theory my research has examined how habitat fragmentation and environmental variability interact to cause species extinction, and how dispersal may mitigate these effects. I am also working on the socioeconomic drivers of biodiversity loss and recently published work on the relationship between economic inequality and biodiversity. More recently I have combined experimental and theoretical approaches in ecology and evolution to understand the problem of the evolution and maintenance of antibiotic resistance. I have enjoyed collaborating with many excellent researchers on these topics.
I have supervised 3 PhD students and 3 Masters students and numerous undergraduate research projects. I teach courses in community ecology, conservation biology, and experimental ecology. I am an associate editor for Oecologia and Journal of Animal Ecology. I am currently leading a project to create a Centre for Biodiversity Science in Quebec that will bring together more 50 researchers across the province to foster collaboration and knowledge transfer to both government and public
In the role of Faculty Member, Andrew Gonzalez contributes recommendations and reviews to the Community Ecology & Biodiversity Section in the Ecology Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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