Christopher Buddle

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Recent Research Projects

NSERC CREATE: Biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainability

2015/16-2019/20 • $1,350,000 • PI,CO
Environmental change is occurring at an unprecedented rate, raising concerns about the conservation of biodiversity (B), the maintenance of ecosystem services (ES), and the future of sustainability (S) - BESS. These concerns are especially pressing in tropical environments, where most of the...

Evaluating the ecological and forestry impacts of even-aged vs uneven-aged management in a temperate deciduous forest

2017/18-2019/20 • $347,500 • PI,CO
The temperate deciduous forests provide numerous socio-economic benefits to Canadians. This biome, where the majority of Canadians lives, is being subjected to several anthropogenic disturbances. In addition to being greatly fragmented by roads, agriculture and human habitations, it is being...

Biodiversity and ecological function of northern terrestrial arthropods

2019/20 • $40,000 • PI
Canada's north is important from social, economic and ecological perspectives. The vitality and wellbeing of northern peoples, the land, and the wildlife is dependent on biodiversity, the variety and variation of species distributed across the country. Biodiversity is dominated insects and...

Biodiversity and ecological function of northern terrestrial arthropods

2019/20 • $15,000 • PI
arctic ecology,arthropods,biodiversity,climate change,community ecology,ecosystem function,entomology,food webs,natural history,taxonomy

Community structure and food-web ecology of northern terrestrial arthropods

2018/19 • $28,000 • PI
Canada's north is important from social, economic and ecological perspectives. The vitality and wellbeing of northern peoples, the land, and the wildlife is dependent on biodiversity, the variety of species distributed across the country. Biodiversity is dominated insects and spiders and their...

The Ecology of Northern Spiders

2013/14-2017/18 • $135,000 • PI
The small creatures of the world, including insects and spiders, are essential to the health of our ecosystems, and are especially important in Canada's north. These animals are being affected by shifts in their environment, including climate change. In some cases, these effects are most acute...

The Ecology of Northern Spiders

2013/14-2017/18 • $75,000 • PI
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Canadian centre for DNA barcoding

2011/12-2012/13 • $450,000 • PI,CO
The Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (CCDB) is leading the construction of a new system for the identification of life based on patterns of sequence diversity in short, standardized gene regions. Canadian researchers, joined by colleagues in 25 nations, have recently activated the International...

Ecology of temperate canopy arachnids

2010/11-2012/13 • $59,100 • PI
Forests are precious to Canadians, and preserving their biodiversity is a key global priority. To do this we must first document the species living in our forests, from the ground to the canopy. Only then can we understand the ecological process and ecosystem services provided by forests. My...

Ecological structure of northern arthropods: Adaptation to a changing environment

2010/11-2011/12 • $385,720 • PI,CO
The Arctic is among the most fragile ecosystems on Earth; it is also under immense environmental pressure as the effects of global warming are felt most acutely at northern latitudes. With their diversity and potential for rapid population growth, arthropods can serve as barometers of...

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