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Benjamin Gilbert

Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Undergraduate

PhD, University of British Columbia

Phone
416-978-4065
Lab Phone
416-978-5221
Office
ESC 3035
Lab
RW 516
Email
benjamin.gilbert@utoronto.ca

Prospective Students

I am currently accepting MSc and PhD students. Interested applicants should send a CV, an unofficial transcript along with a cover letter summarizing their research interests, academic background, and skills. Please check my lab website for additional details.

Research

I am broadly interested in how ecological processes affect population dynamics and community structure. My past research has tested the roles of environmental adaptation, species interactions, and spatial processes in promoting or reducing species diversity. I use field experiments to test predictions from ecological theory and simulation and analytic models to further explore ideas and theory. Most of my research is based in temperate or tropical plant communities, but I also work with aquatic insect and plankton communities.