The rapid pace and far-reaching potential of ecological change in the face of globalization and climate change is creating stress within ecosystems all over the world. There is an ever-increasing threat of extinctions of species, communities, and ecosystems along with the biodiversity services and functions that they support. Understanding the complex effects of ecological change at many scales (local to global, recent to historical) on biodiversity is thus of critical importance for predicting human-mediated changes to the environment, conserving biodiversity heritage and sustaining global economies. The CRC in Global Ecological Change recognizes the increasing international stature of ecological problems and their solutions. The research program will highlight similarities and differences between ecological events and practices on different continents with a view to fostering knowledge exchange. It will also provide tools for the application of emerging interdisciplinary theories, improved quantitative methods and predictive simulation models to the preservation, recovery and restoration of perturbed and vulnerable forest ecosystems worldwide.
Silva, Lucas C.R., Anand, M., Oliveira, Juliano M. and Pillar, Valerio D. 2009.
- Past century changes in Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) Kuntze water use efficiency and growth in forest and grassland ecosystems of southern Brazil: implications for forest expansion. Global Change Biology DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2486. 2009. 01859.x.
Caplat, P., Anand, M. and Bauch, C. 2009.
- Modelling invasibility in endogenously oscillating tree populations: timing of invasion matters. Biological Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530- 009-9444 -1.
Caplat, P., Anand, M. and Bauch, C. 2008.
- Interactions between climate change, competition, dispersal and disturbances in a tree migration model. Theoretical Ecology 1(4):209-220.
Babin-Fenske, J., Anand, M. and Alarie, Y. 2008.
- Rapid morphological change in stream beetle museum specimens correlates with climate change. Ecological Entomology 33(5):646-651.
Golinski, M., Bauch, C. and Anand, M. 2008.
- The effects of endogenous ecological memory on population stability and resilience in a variable environment. Ecological Modelling 212:334-341.
Caplat, P, Anand, M. and Bauch, C. 2008.
- Symmetric competition causes population oscillations in an individual-based model of forest dynamics. Ecological Modelling. 211: 491-500.
Rai, V., Anand, M. and Upadhyay, K. 2007.
- Trophic structure and dynamical complexity in simple ecological models. Ecological Complexity 4: 212-222.
Dale, M.B., Anand, M. and Desrochers, R.E. 2007.
- Measuring information-based complexity across scales using cluster analysis. Ecological Informatics 2: 121-127.
Pagnutti, C., Azzouz, M. and Anand, M. 2007.
- Propagation of local interactions create global gap structure and dynamics in a tropical rainforest. Journal of Theoretical Biology 247: 168-181.
Zhang, Y., Ma, K.M., Anand, M. and Fu, B. 2006.
- Do generalized scaling laws exist for species abundance distribution in mountains? Oikos 115: 81-88.
Ricotta, C. and Anand, M. 2006.
- Spatial complexity of ecological communities: bridging the gap between probabilistic and non-probabilistic uncertainty measures. Ecological Modelling 197: 59-66.
Orloci, L., Pillar, V.D. and Anand, M. 2006.
- Multiscale analysis of palynological records: new possibilities. Community Ecology 7: 53-68.
Desrochers, R.E. and Anand, M. 2005.
- Quantifying the components of biocomplexity along ecological perturbation gradients. Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 3437-3455.
Rayfield, B., Anand, M. and Laurence, S. 2005.
- Assessing simple versus complex restoration strategies for industrially disturbed forests. Restoration Ecology 13: 638-649.
Tucker, B.C. and Anand, M. 2005.
- On the use of stationary versus hidden Markov models to detect simple versus complex ecological dynamics. Ecological Modelling 185: 177-193.
Anand, M., Laurence, S. and Rayfield, B. 2005.
- Diversity relationships among taxonomic groups in disturbed and restored forests. Conservation Biology 19: 955-962.
Pagnutti, C., Anand, M. and Azzouz, M. 2005.
- Lattice geometry, gap-formation and scale invariance in forests. Journal of Theoretical Biology 236: 79-87.
Ricotta, C. and Anand, M. 2004.
- Spatial scaling of structural complexity in plant communities. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 30: 93-99.
Rai, V. and Anand, M. 2004.
- Is dynamic complexity of ecological systems quantifiable? International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 30: 123-130.
Dale, M.B. and Anand, M. 2004.
- Domain knowledge, evidence, complexity and convergence. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 30: 141-158.
Bauch, C.T. and Anand, M. 2004.
- The role of mathematical models in ecological restoration and management. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 30: 117-122.
Desrochers, R.E. and Anand, M. 2004.
- From traditional diversity indices to taxonomic diversity indices. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 30: 85-92.
Tucker, B.C. and Anand, M. 2004.
- The application of Markov models in recovery and restoration. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 30: 131-140.
Anand, M. and Desrochers, R. 2004.
- Quantification of restoration success using complex systems concepts and models. Restoration Ecology 12: 117-123.
Ma, K.M., Fu, B.J., Liu, S.L., Guan, W.B., Liu, G.H. and Anand, M. 2004.
- Multiple-scale soil moisture distribution and its implications for ecosystem restoration in an arid river valley, China. Land Degradation and Development 15: 75-85.
Tucker, B.C., and Anand, M. 2003.
- The use of matrix models to detect natural and pollution-induced forest gradients. Community Ecology 4: 89-100.
Anand, M. and Tucker, B.C. 2003.
- Defining biocomplexity - an ecological perspective. Comments on Theoretical Biology 8: 497-510.
Anand M., Ma, K.M., Okonski, A., Levin, S. and McCreath, D. 2003.
- Characterizing biocomplexity and soil microbial dynamics along a smelter-damaged landscape gradient. The Science of the Total Environment 311: 247-259.
Orlóci, L., de Patta Pillar, V., Behling, H. and Anand, M. 2002.
- Some interesting characteristics of the vegetation process. Community Ecology 3: 125-146.
Anand, M. and Li, B.L. 2002.
- On emergent properties, mathematical artifacts and power laws. Community Ecology 3: 249-252.
Orlóci, L., Anand, M. and de Patta Pillar, V. 2002.
- Biodiversity analysis: issues, concepts, techniques. Community Ecology 3: 217-236.
Anand, M. and Li, B.L. 2001.
- Spatiotemporal dynamics in a transition zone: patchiness, scale, and an emergent property. Community Ecology 2: 161-170.
Anand, M. 2000.
- The fundamentals of vegetation change: complexity rules. ActaBiotheoretica 48: 1- 14.
Anand, M. and Orlóci, L. 2000.
- On partitioning of an ecological complexity function. Ecological Modelling 132: 51- 61.
Anand, M. and Heil, G.W. 2000.
- Analysis of a recovery process: Dwingelose Heide revisited. Community Ecology 1: 65-72.
Anand, M. and Kadmon, R. 2000.
- Community - level analysis of spatiotemporal plant dynamics. Ecoscience 7: 101-110.
ENVB*2030 Current Issues in Forest Science (F) (commencing F'09)
ENVB*6710 Seminar (W)
Post Doctoral Fellows
- Dr. Paul Caplat (2006-2008)
- *Dr. Michael Golinski firstname.lastname@example.org (cross-appointed to Dept. Math. & Stats. - 2006-7)
- Dr. Hamid Ejtehadi, Professor (February 2009-present)
- Andrew Bennett MSc (Laurentian University - 2005-7)
- Jennifer Fenske PhD (Laurentian University - 2005-present)
- Aaron Langille MSc (2007-8)
- Mark Leithead PhD email@example.com - (2006-present)
- Lucas Silva PhD firstname.lastname@example.org - (2008-present)
- *Fernando Joner PhD (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - 2008-present)
- *Christopher Pagnutti MSc (Laurentian University - 2005-7)
- *Yuxin Zhang PhD (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing - 2004-present)
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