Welcome to the Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis (LESA) lab, directed by Dr. Yolanda Wiersma. Please use the links above to navigate my site. Here’s the LESA Lab News for this month.

September 2019

Happy academic new year!

This year kicks off with a publication – a short letter Troy and I wrote in response to a letter critiquing our piece in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment that came out last April. The citation is:

Wiersma YF, RT McMulllin. 2019. RESPONSE LETTER. Out with indicators: in with biodiversity (Response to letter from Janssen et al.) Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17: 371-373.

Welcome to a new resident of the lab – Katherine Flores. She is a Masters student in Environmental Science at the Grenfell campus, where she is co-supervised by Andre Arsenault and Michele Piercey-Normore. I am on her committee, and while she is on the St. John’s campus doing course work, she’ll be in my lab group.

… and as we welcome a new student, we’re preparing to say good-bye to another lab member. Patrick gave his exit seminar to a packed house, and got the great news a few hours later that one of his chapters had been accepted for publication. Way to go Patrick!

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Patrick rockin’ in to a packed house


September is also the month for the Newfoundland (Mushroom) Foray. I went this year, and was thrilled to be joined by two current lab members along with two alumni. Check out this fine group of women in the pic below!


LESA Lab at the NL Foray! (L to R): Yolanda, new member, Masters student Katherine, Alumna (note the swaggy Parks Canada Uniform!) Tegan, Honours student Gabby and Alumna Megan (now with NCC). What an awesome group!


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