Helene Wagner


Associate Professor

Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga
Education: Dr. sc. nat., Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zuerich / WSL
Email: helene.wagner@utoronto.ca
Web Page: http://sites.utm.utoronto.ca/wagnerlab

Phone: 905-569-4702
Fax: 905-828-3792
Office: SE 3048

Research Areas:
Ecology of Populations, Communities & Ecosystems

Study Organisms: Plants


I am a landscape ecologist. My main research interest lies in understanding how human landscape modification affects biodiversity. Specifically, I'm interested in how landscape heterogeneity shapes the species diversity of local plant communities by modifying ecological processes such as dispersal and inter-specific interactions. The research in my lab falls into three broad topics:

  • Spatial Ecology: Assess spatial patterns within populations and communities to infer underlying processes and assembly rules.
  • Metacommunity dynamics: Relate scale-dependent components of species diversity within and among community to landscape structure and landscape change.
  • Landscape Genetics: Provide a mechanistic link by testing landscape effects on gene flow.