Carly Ziter

Assistant Professor,
Concordia University

Department of Biology
E-mail: carly.ziter@concordia.ca
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Education

  • PhD Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014 - 2018)
  • MSc, Biology and Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University (2011-2013)
  • BSc, Environmental Biology University of Guelph (2007-2011)


Research

Our research vision is to conduct solutions oriented science to enhance biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service provision in urban and urbanizing landscapes We use the ecosystem services concept as a lens through which to ask ecological questions related to sustainability, policy and practice. Within this framework, we use field observation/experiments, advanced sensor data, and synthesis approaches to ask how landscape structure, land-use history, and biodiversity interact to impact multiple ecosystem services in urban and urbanizing landscapes. While research in the lab is strongly grounded in landscape and ecosystem ecology, we recognize that addressing complex ecological problems is inherently interdisciplinary. We strive to develop research partnerships both within and outside the university, and value community engagement as integral to our work. Past research has relied on partnerships with landowners and managers, community groups, local governments, and planners. (We are always looking for new research partners!)

Prizes and honours

Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution PhD Excellence and Diversity Award (2018)


QCBS students

Serena Mohamed

M.Sc.
(Start: 2019)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Jean-Philippe Lessard
Assessing the floral resource preference for native bees in urban ecosystems



Publications

13- Scale-dependent interactions between tree canopy cover and impervious surfaces reduce daytime urban heat during summer
Ziter C D , Pedersen E J , Kucharik C J , Turner M G ,
2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2019-04-22)

12- Conducting urban ecology research on private property: advice for new urban ecologists
Dyson, K, Ziter, C, Fuentes, TL, Patterson, MS
2019 Journal of Urban Ecology (Date Added: 2019-02-21)

10- Current and historical land use influence soil-based ecosystem services in an urban landscape
Ziter, C, Turner, MG
2018 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2019-02-15)

9- How do land-use legacies affect ecosystem services in United States cultural landscapes?
Ziter, C, Graves, RA, Turner, MG
2017 Landscape Ecology (Date Added: 2019-02-15)

8- Historical foundations and future directions in macrosystems ecology
Rose, KC, Graves, RA, Hansen, WD, Harvey, BJ, Qiu, J, Wood, SA, Ziter, C, Turner, MG
2017 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2019-02-15)

6- The montérégie connection: Linking landscapes, biodiversity, and ecosystem services to improve decision making
Mitchell, MGE, Bennett, EM, Gonzalez, A, Lechowicz, MJ, Rhemtulla, JM, Cardille, JA, Vanderheyden, K, Poirier-Ghys, G, Renard, D, Delmotte, S, Albert, CH, Rayfield, B, Dumitru, M, Huang, H-H, Larouche, M, Liss, KN, Maguire, DY, Martins, KT, Terrado, M, Ziter, C, Taliana, L, Dancose, K
2015 Ecology and Society (Date Added: 2016-07-13)

4- Nutrients and defoliation increase soil carbon inputs in grassland
Ziter, C, Macdougall, AS
2013 Ecology (Date Added: 2019-02-15)

3- Variability in ecosystem service measurement: A pollination service case study
Liss, KN, Mitchell, MGE, Macdonald, GK, Mahajan, SL, Méthot, J, Jacob, AL, Maguire, DY, Metson, GS, Ziter, C, Dancose, K, Martins, K, Terrado, M, Bennett, EM
2013 Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Date Added: 2013-10-16)

2- Functional diversity and management mediate aboveground carbon stocks in small forest fragments
Ziter, C, Bennett, EM, Gonzalez, A
2013 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2013-08-01)

1- Climate change and voltinism in Californian insect pest species: Sensitivity to location, scenario and climate model choice
Ziter, C, Robinson, EA, Newman, JA
2012 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2019-02-15)