Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs


In a paper published this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers from McGill and University of British Columbia have developed a new theory to understand how complex ecological networks will reorganize in the future.

Davos 2017: Andrew Gonzalez on building more sustainable cities

Entre Nous

In advance of his presentation at the World Economic Forum, Andrew Gonzalez, talks to the Reporter about the ways in which dense urban areas have caused a serious disconnect between ecosystems – a disconnect that can have a negative impact on people’s wellbeing.

Plan vert


En cartographiant la perte de biodiversité dans la région de la Montérégie, des chercheurs de l’Université McGill aident les planificateurs municipaux à éviter de perturber davantage les écosystèmes de la ceinture verte de Montréal.

Green plan


By mapping biodiversity loss in rural regions near Montreal, McGill researchers are helping municipal land management planners prevent further disruptions to the ecosystems of Montreal’s green belt.

Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity


Fragmentation of natural habitats plays a major role in reducing biodiversity – and today 70 per cent of the world’s remaining forest stands within one kilometre of a forest edge, putting biodiversity at great risk, according to a new analysis by a team of international scientists. The findings show unexpectedly large impacts of habitat fragmentation, the splintering of large ecosystems into smaller tracts as a result of activities such as road construction, logging and mining.