Research Projects at rare

Please find below a brief summary of the research projects that are currently underway or have been conducted at rare since 2008.

Title: “Determining the timespan and ecological conditions necessary for afforested environments to support older-growth understorey communities”

Researcher: Dr. Paul Richardson, Ontario Aggregate Resources Corporation and the University of Waterloo Centre for Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation Summary Landscapes are often restored through… Read More »Title: “Determining the timespan and ecological conditions necessary for afforested environments to support older-growth understorey communities”

Title: “Development of spatio-temporally explicit pollination connectance webs along a successional gradient”

Researcher: Dr. Tom Woodcock, Canadian Pollinator Initiative, University of Guelph Summary Tom is interested in quantifying the services that pollinators (i.e. bees, flies, butterflies) provide… Read More »Title: “Development of spatio-temporally explicit pollination connectance webs along a successional gradient”

Title: “Floral interactions and the role of pollination-niche traits in the assembly of spring ephemeral communities

Researcher: Stefan Weber, M.Sc. Candidate Supervisor: Dr. Christina Caruso, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph Summary Stefan is interested in the nature of spring… Read More »Title: “Floral interactions and the role of pollination-niche traits in the assembly of spring ephemeral communities