Roberto Sepulveda-Mina

Université du Québec à Montréal
M.Sc. candidate

Supervisor: Ira Tanya Handa
Start: 0000-00-00


Type of vegetation, soil macrofauna and ecosystem services in urban settings
My study takes place in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and focus on four types of vegetation (lawn, single tree surrounded by lawn, ornamental shrubs and woodland) in urban settings. The questions of the study is to see if these types of vegetation influence the sol macrofauna community and the quantity of organic matter and water infiltration speed, two proxies for ecosystem services. Also, the taxa of ants and earthworms are closely looked to see if their composition could influence the two proxies linked to ecosystem services.


Soil biodiversity, Urban, Formicidae, Organic matter, Soil macrofauna