November 18, 2010
Andrew Gonzalez is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity
Science, and Director of the Centre for Biodiversity Science at McGill
Trained as a community ecologist he now works on three major themes: 1) the evolutionary ecology of biodiversity loss in changing environments, 2) the link between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in fragmented landscapes, 3) the socioeconomic drivers of biodiversity loss, in particular the impacts of economic inequality. He has also combined experimental and
theoretical methods to address the problem of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic microbes.
Prior to arriving at McGill University he spent four years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Paris VI, France. He obtained his PhD from Imperial College, London.