Version française en construction: Revenez bientôt! Hello! Perhaps you found us because you saw one of our funny looking "pan traps" (used to catch insects), or ran into one of our students in the field.
Our research group studies the ways that different types of green spaces in the city can benefit people and nature. This summer, a team of undergraduates at Concordia is working on a new pilot project to look at whether "informal" green spaces such as vacant lots may serve as urban green infrastructure (which can provide benefits such as soil carbon storage and infiltration). We're also looking at what kinds of biodiversity is present in these spaces - and in particular, whether they might provide patches of habitat for beneficial insects such as wild bees.
This work is just beginning, so watch this space for further updates!