Collecting data on pollination services at urban community gardens.

Welcome to the Plant-Pollinator and Global Change Lab (PPGC)

In our lab we apply the principles of evolutionary ecology to questions about how plants interact with their biotic and abiotic environment. Our current work explores questions about how plants and their biotic communities (e.g., pollinators and herbivores), especially those in agro-ecosystems, are adapting to the significant pressures associated with global change.

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