I recently joined the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan as an Assistant Professor of Rangeland Ecology. My research focuses on improving our understanding of plant community assembly from both a descriptive and mechanistic perspective. I have primarily worked on competition, mycorrhizas, pollination, and invasion, and how these interactions vary with the environment. In these fields, my work tests and refines theory using a variety of tools and approaches. My ultimate goal is to integrate these different aspects of my research (and other processes) to develop a more holistic perspective on plant communities.
I am currently looking for two MSc students for projects examining the role of mycorrhizas in plant invasion, and variation in plant-soil feedbacks along latitudinal gradients. Brief descriptions can be found here. If you are interested, send me an email with your research interests and training.
(c) Jonathan Bennett 2014