Benjamin Gilbert


Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Undergraduate

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
PhD, University of British Columbia, 2008
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Phone: 416-978-4065
Lab Phone: 416-978-5221
Office: ES3035
Lab: RW516

Research Areas:
Ecology of Populations, Communities & Ecosystems;
Theoretical & Computational Biology;
Conservation Biology

Study Organisms: Plants, Aquatic Insects, Plankton


I am broadly interested in how ecological processes affect population dynamics and community structure. My past research has tested the roles of environmental adaptation, species interactions, and spatial processes in promoting or reducing species diversity. I use field experiments to test predictions from ecological theory and simulation and analytic models to further explore ideas and theory. Most of my research is based in temperate or tropical plant communities, but I also work with aquatic insect and plankton communities.