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I am a community and ecosystem ecologist. I investigate basic research questions in plant ecology as well as applied science for land management. To understand the processes that control plant communities and ecosystem processes, I take an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach. General research interests include:

  • Grassland and wetland ecosystems
  • Ecosystem reclamation
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Range management
  • Food web theory

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Employment History

2018 - Present

Professor and Senior NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Ecosystem Reclamation, Thompson Rivers University.

2009 - 2018

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Community and Ecosystem Ecology, Thompson Rivers University

2004 - 2014

Tier II Canada Research Chair in Community and Ecosystem Ecology, Department of Natural Resource Science, Department of Biological Sciences, Thompson Rivers University

2004

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Akron

1999 - 2004

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Akron

1998 - 1999

Lecturer, Department of Biology, Carleton University

1996 - 1999

Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa


Interested in joining the Fraser Lab?

I am always happy to discuss research projects with potential undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students. Please contact me to get started.

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