Zachary Sylvain

Iâ??m a PhD candidate working with Diana Wall in the Department of Biology and the Natural Resource Ecology Lab. I attended McGill University, earning a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Entomology, during which I studied the community ecology of oribatid mites. My research interests lie in how communities of soil invertebrates will be altered due to climate change, and what impacts this will have on ecosystem functioning: my project is looking at the effects of soil moisture in structuring soil invertebrate communities in order to understand how altered precipitation regimes may impact these animals.