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Introduction

In Dr. Anand’s lab, our goal is to provide knowledge and tools to better understand natural and human-related impacts on ecosystems and to enhance long-term coupled human-environment sustainability. We study ecological change from local to global scales and from decades to millennia. Our own datasets primarily represent forest ecosystems from temperate to taiga in Ontario, Canada and sub-tropical and tropical forests in Brazil, but we collaborate with scientists in many other parts of Canada and the world including Brazil, China, India, USA, Argentina and France. Empirical work examines the effects of stress (e.g., pollution or climate change) and disturbance (e.g. windthrow, grazing, logging or fire), and their interactions, on ecosystems. We also develop models and statistical tools to understand complex patterns and processes in natural and human-impacted ecosystems. Our work has been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canada Research Chairs program, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award, the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, the University of Guelph, Laurentian University, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the forestry industry and the James S. McDonnell Foundation. We invite you to browse these pages and contact us with any questions or if you are interested in collaborating.