Panel XIA: Reconciling biodiversity conservation with social and economic goals
Climate change has affected insect biodiversity in a worldwide scale; decreasing abundance and increasing the risk of invasive pest arthropods. This talk will dive in the different causes of this decrease and how this is affecting the Canadian Boreal forests. My thesis will also be presented. It’s aims is to quantify insect defoliator biodiversity in a Boreal forest ecosystem. This data will be compared with that collected in previous years as to detect any changes. The biodiversity will also be measured in plantations to observe possible changes and to identity the main drivers of defoliation of the young trees.
In this presentation, I will present the details of a comprehensive study done on the tree community of the Loyola Campus.
This event is brought to you by the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre with the support of the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies; the Faculty of Arts and Science; the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities; the John Molson School of Business; and the Departments of Biology; Communication Studies; Economics; Geography, Planning and Environment; Management; and Political Science at Concordia University.