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Research in Geography and Planning

Researchers in Queen's Department of Geography and Planning have a long history of discovery and innovation that has shaped our knowledge of Earth’s places, societies, environments, and landscapes. We bridge the social sciences and humanities with the natural sciences to address some of our world's most complex problems, including issues related to social justice, climate change and planning for healthy communities.

Research at the interface of ecology and geography to support biodiversity conservation

Queen's Laboratory for Ecosystem Geography (QLEG)

Research Focus

The overarching goal of the Q-LEG team is to investigate and analyze patterns and processes of habitat change and vegetation dynamics, particularly in northern Canada and southern Ontario. In collaboration with a diverse group of students, university and government scientists, as well as local communities, our research seeks to identify the causes and consequences of natural and anthropogenic environmental change in these regions, and address implications for biodiversity conservation and environmental management.


Dr. Ryan Danby

Associate Professor
Queen's Department of Geography and Planning

Email: ryan.danby@queensu.ca

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