Kayleigh is broadly interested in the relationships between landscape structure, biodiveristy and ecosystem functions. Her research will focuses on urban forest diversity and how urban tree functional diversity is distributed within Montreal’s public and private green spaces, drawing links between functional traits and ecosystem functions that are linked to ecosystem services. Understanding these links will allow us to ask broader questions about the provision of ecosystem services within the urban landscape and how it may shift between private and publicly managed spaces. Kayleigh is working in the Department of Biology at Concordia University under the supervision of Dr. Carly Ziter.
The title of Kayleigh's thesis project is Assessing the contribution of public and private green space to urban forest diversity in Montreal: Do patterns of functional diversity result in a more multi-functional landscape?
Contact Kayleigh at kayleigh.hutt-taylor AT mail.concordia.ca.