Paleoclimate and Biogeography

Faculty in the Department of Geography are engaged in biogeographic research to identify and explain spatio-temporal patterns in species distributions on a variety of scales. Major areas of expertise include landscape ecology (Conway), paleoenvironments and responses to long-term climatic changes (Desloges), structuring of freshwater and marine communities (Arhonditsis) and microbial biogeography (Basiliko). Approaches used include GIS, spatial analysis, field work, modelling and a variety of laboratory analyses. Research is carried out in Arctic, boreal, temperate, tropical and coastal biomes.

Cluster Members

FACULTY George Arhonditsis, Nathan Basiliko, Donald Boyes, Tenley Conway,  Joseph Desloges