Human well-being depends on the benefits provided by ecosystems, such as fresh water, places to recreate, protection from natural disasters, and food. Ecosystems’ ability to produce these services is declining even as demand for them is increasing, with worrying implications for both people and the environment. We believe that humans can interact with their environment in a more sustainable manner through purposeful action guided by research and education; however we often lack critical information about how human actions affect multiple services. We study these human-environment interactions to improve ecosystem management. Our research fosters critical thinking about environmental systems in a setting where communication of ideas between diverse audiences is valued.
Recent Lab News
Congratulations to Jean-Olivier Goyette, who successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Influence des flux anthropiques de nutriments et des caractéristiques du territoire sur la qualité de l'eau : une perspective historique du bassin du Saint-Laurent". Way to go, JO!!
Congratulations to Mi Lin, winner of the 2018 Gold Key Award, given by the Macdonald branch of the McGill Alumni Association for her extra-curricular activities to enhance life at Macdonald Campus.