Zoë Lindo, PhD
Community ecology, Soil ecology
Biological & Geological Sciences 2034
office: (519) 661-2111 x 82284
lab: (519) 661-2111 x 86842
Many ecosystems are currently undergoing dramatic changes in biodiversity due to habitat loss and fragmentation associated with land use change, pollution, overexploitation, and climate change. Mitigating these effects requires an understanding of the drivers of biodiversity loss, and the consequences of loss on ecosystem processes and functioning. As there is unequivocal evidence for directly linking the effects of global change, soil biodiversity and nutrient cycling, my research uses a combined aboveground-belowground approach for understanding the regulation and functional significance of biodiversity. My lab uses experiments in the field, greenhouse and laboratory (BIOTRON), and the integration of empirical results with current theoretical perspectives to help identify how to mitigate the impacts of environmental change and maintain ecosystem function in soil systems.
Degrees and Institutions
- 1998-2001 B.Sc. Ecology, University of Calgary, Canada
- 2001-2003 M.Sc. Soil Ecology, University of Calgary, Canada
- 2004-2008 Ph.D. Community Ecology, University of Victoria, Canada
- (2008-2011 P.D.F. Biodiversity Science, McGill University, Canada)
- Biology 3445F - Community Ecology
- Biology 4405 - Ecosystem Ecology
- Biology 9440B - Topics in Ecology & Evolution (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function)
- Turnbull, M.S.*, George, P.B.L.*, and Lindo, Z. Weighing in: Size spectra as a standard tool in soil community analyses. Accepted publication for Soil Biology & Biochemistry. *graduate student
- Lindo, Z., Nilsson, M.-C., and Gundale, M. 2013. Bryophyte-cyanobacteria associations as regulators of the northern latitude carbon balance in response to global change. Global Change Biology 19: 2022-2035.
- Henriques-Silva, R., Lindo, Z., and Peres-Neto, P. 2013. A community of metacommunities: exploring patterns in species distributions across large geographic areas. Ecology 94: 627-639.
- Lindo, Z., and Winchester, N.N. 2013. Out on a limb: Microarthropod and microclimate variation in coastal temperate rainforest canopies. Insect Conservation & Diversity 6: 513-521.
- Lindo, Z., Whiteley, J.A., and Gonzalez, A. 2012. Traits explain community disassembly and trophic contraction following experimental environmental change. Global Change Biology 18: 2448-2457.