Spatial Ecology

Spatial ecology is concerned with the identifications of patterns of distribution and movement across landscapes (or "sea"scapes) at the scales appropriate to the species, population or question of interest. In forested ecosystems, we are particularly interested in effects of fragmentation of habitat on forest-dwelling birds; in the Province of New Brunswick, which still maintains over 85% of forest cover, these effects may be harder to detect than in more obviously patchy parts of North America. Many projects have been completed in both forest and marine systems, and Chelsae Postma's research on Bicknell's Thrush habitat continues this theme.