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Shannon McCauley

Associate Professor

AB, Bowdoin College
MS University of Florida
PhD, University of Michigan

Phone
905-828-5326
Office
3038DV
Lab
4031DV
Email
shannon.mccauley@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 a freshwater ecologist with research interests in how processes act across spatial scales to affect community structure and species distributions. At the local scale I am particularly interested in how predator-prey interactions affect community structure, while at the regional scale I have investigated the role of dispersal in shaping communities and species distributions. My recent work has begun examining how processes interact across these scales. I use a broad set of approaches to address these issues including spatially and temporally extensive surveys of aquatic communities and experiments that range from mesocosm-level to landscape-level manipulations.