Churchill, MB, a transition zone between the boreal forest and tundra, provides us with the unique opportunity to examine particular environmental gradients. My research is looking at the trophic and taxonomic diversity, and phylogenetic community structure of flies at multiple scales to determine factors affecting their diversity in forests (temperate and boreal) and the arctic.
Arthropod inventory research is ongoing at Churchill (see gigapan.com/galleries/10704/gigapans for 2013 GigaPans taken by Thanushi Eagalle).
These GigaPans provide allow us to document the site in great detail. Thanks to the Northern Scientific Training Program, Northern Research Fund, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation and the University of Guelph's Learning Enhancement Fund for providing accommodations, funds for travel and equipment, and other aspects related to this research.
Jan 11, 2016
environmental, landscape, nature