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University of Ottawa

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In our lab we apply the principles of evolutionary ecology to questions about how plants interact with their biotic and abiotic environment. Through this work we have explored a diversity of questions, including: the role of pollinators in the diversification of flowering plant traits, how pollinators and herbivores interact to drive selection on plants, how habitat alteration affects pollination services in agricultural systems, and how biocontrol can alter plant defences in an invasives species.

Most lab alumni now work as scientists, technicians or policy analysts in federal or provincial governments. Others have gone on in academia, to medical school or teacher's college.

If these questions intrigue you, and you are interested in further developing your career in science, come join us! Click on our opportunities page to find out how you can join our team.

"Scientists... aim, to see the world as it is." Olivia Judson, writing in the New York Times

"Nothing in biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution." Theodosius Dobzhansky

"I had a botany professor who used to say that it takes a superior mind to appreciate a plant because they do everything animals do – but they just do it so slowly.” Barbara Kingsolver