Andrew MacDougall

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Andrew MacDougall, PhD
(Associate Professor)

Department of Integrative Biology
University of Guelph, Canada

Phone: +01 519-824-4120 x 56570
Personal Research Webpage
Twitter: @AMacD_UGuelph

Research Summary

Our lab focuses on how the processes that determine the structure and function of ecological communities are altered by multiple and co-occurring forms of human-based environmental change. At the simplest level, all communities are regulated by the pool sizes and flows rates of limiting resources. Humans affect diversity and function by dramatically altering these pools and flows, but do so in complicated ways because factors such as climate change, nutrient pollution (eutrophication), species introductions, habitat loss, and trophic collapse often occur simultaneously. Our lab uses empirical and statistical approaches, at scales from local to global, to investigate these issues, targeting both fundamental theory and its application to management.

Project Summary


Our project focuses on understanding how plants have responded to this century of change. We have excellent distribution and phenology data for almost 200 species of plants beginning in 1917.

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Andrew MacDougall's CIRC Related Publications

(find a complete list at my Google Scholar page)