Chelsea J. Little
Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science & School of Resource and Environmental Management
Chelsea is a community, landscape, and ecosystem ecologist. My research considers how communities of organisms assemble, the interactions between organisms of similar and different trophic groups, and how their traits contribute to ecosystem function. Ecosystems are intrinsically connected by exchanges of organisms (dispersal and other movement) and materials (for example, resource subsidies), so a second avenue of my research considers how these exchanges affect the functioning of recipient ecosystems. I use a combination of laboratory experiments, field experiments, observational data, and data synthesis/meta-analysis in my research. I like playing in the mountains and the snow, and wish I had more time to read books.
See Chelsea’s: CV – Dispersal route – Outreach
Honors Thesis Student
Amanda is in her final year of a BSc in Environmental Science with a focus in Applied Biology in the Honours program at SFU. Amanda is interested in conservation management and ecology and is currently studying whether managing for Pacific Salmon in urban streams has benefits to the base of the food web, using decomposition as an indicator. She hopes to work on her thesis full-time this summer with an NSERC USRA. In her free-time, Amanda likes to hike, paint and read.
Honors Thesis Student
Zoey is a fourth-year BSc Environmental Science Honors student with a concentration in Environmental Earth Systems. She is particularly interested in environmental policy and law, and plans to pursue environmental law after completing her undergraduate degree. As part of the Little Ecology Group, Zoey will be studying intermittent stream biodiversity and exploring how such research can inform management and conservation approaches. She also works for a not-for-profit on the Sunshine Coast doing a variety of research and writing projects, particularly those related to grant proposals. When she’s not working or studying, Zoey enjoys getting out in nature by hiking, mountain biking, and walking her puppy.