Andrew Gonzalez

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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...

NSERC ResNet: A network for monitoring, modelling, and managing Canada's ecosystem services for sustainability and resilience

2019/20 • $1,000,000 • PI,CO
A Canadian future of shared health, prosperity, and resilience will depend on our ability to manage ecosystemsand all the benefits they provide for human well-being now and in the future. Indeed, the central challenge ofour lifetime is to meet our needs for food, energy, and other critical...

BIOS2: Computational Biodiversity Science and Services

2018/19-2019/20 • $450,000 • PI,CO
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Integrative biodiversity science for global change

2019/20 • $55,000 • PI
Understanding how biological diversity is responding to global environmental change is one of the major scientific challenges of this century. My research directly addresses this challenge, in particular how human activities are altering the processes that maintain and generate biodiversity....

Integrative biodiversity science for global change

2014/15-2018/19 • $310,000 • PI
Understanding how ecosystems respond to global environmental change is one of the major scientific challenges of this century. The Convention for Biodiversity, of which Canada is a signatory, stresses the importance of biological diversity for maintaining the life sustaining ecosystems of the...

ANCRAGE - agriculture, nature et communautés : recherche-action en gouvernance environnementale

2016/17-2018/19 • $70,135 • PI,CO
Le recours au concept de services écosystémiques (SE), soient les bénéfices fournis aux communautés humaines par la nature, a augmenté de façon exponentielle au cours de la dernière décennie. Bien que leur intégration au sein des dispositifs d'action publique et privée demeure limitée au Canada,...

Biodiversity science

2014/15-2017/18 • $700,000 • PI
Understanding how ecosystems respond to global environmental change is one of the major scientific challenges of this century. My research is focused on the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss. There are 3 unique foci: 1) We are identifying the conditions that endows populations and...

Integrative biodiversity science for global change

2014/15-2016/17 • $120,000 • PI
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FlowCAM imaging flow cytometer for eco-evolutionary plankton research

2015/16 • $113,560 • PI,CO
<p>Aquatic ecosystems provide to Canadians beneficial goods and services such as clean drinking water, commercial fisheries, recreational opportunities and cultural values. However, stressors such as climate change, increased nutrient loads and pollution can compromise the success of organisms...

Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity

2010/11-2013/14 • $400,000 • PI
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Biodiversity and metacommunities in changing environments

2010/11-2013/14 • $136,000 • PI
The problem of predicting just how ecosystems will respond to large-scale modifications of the environment, such as habitat destruction and climate change, is the major challenge facing environmental science today. For example, we only poorly understand how biodiversity will adapt and change in...

Ecosystem services, biodiversity, and landscape connectivity

2010/11-2012/13 • $463,483 • PI,CO
This proposal addresses the research topic "Ecosystem Adaptation, Interventions, and Modeling" within the target area "Healthy Environment and Ecosystems". Communities manage their landscape to provide various ecosystem services including high quality water, food, and recreation. Provision of...

High-replication lake mesocosms for metacommunity research

2011/12 • $59,951 • PI,CO
We request funding for an experimental mesocosm facility that will be located in Lac Hertel at the Mont St-Hilaire field station. Mesocosms are miniature experimental lake systems (here, bags containing several 1000 litres of lake water) that are set up within a much larger natural body of...