Welcome to our

Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Lab

Publications and Outreach
Resources and Data

Lab mottos:
Quality transcends Quantity
Soil is not 'Dirt'

       Ecosystem ecology is the study of species’ interactions with each other, and with their physical environment, all as parts of an integrated system.  It is a new and rapidly advancing branch of science that stresses the interconnected nature of our world.  Humans and human activities are an inherent part of ecosystems, and therefore ecosystem-level ecological perspectives and methodologies are at the heart of much of the global change research agenda.  Researchers in ecosystem ecology are contributing fundamental science inputs into a wide range of current environmental issues including effects of changing land use and management practices, impacts of climate change and mitigation strategies, the functional significance of biodiversity, and assessments of sustainable resource use from both environmental and socio-economic perspectives.

Paul Grogan
Professor of Plant and Ecosystem Ecology
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the ecology of arctic ecosystems and their sensitivity to climate change

E-mail: groganp@queensu.ca
Office: Room 2508. Tel. (613) 533 6152. Fax: (613) 533 6617

Graduate office: Room 2507. Tel. (613) 533 6000 ext.78059
Lab: Rooms 2605, 2606. Tel. (613) 533 6000 ext.78101
Sample preparation area: Room 3413

Mailing address:
Department of Biology,
Biosciences Complex,
116 Barrie Street,
Queen’s University,
Kingston, Ontario,
Canada, K7L 3N6

Queen’s Biology Faculty page: http://biology.queensu.ca/people/department/professors/grogan/
Queen’s Biology Department: http://biology.queensu.ca/
Queen's Biology Undergraduate program Mission Statement, and Unique Features
Queen’s Arctic Research Community:
Queen’s main page: http://www.queensu.ca/


Lab management opportunityPart-time chemistry-interested lab tech wanted
I would like to recruit a dependable part-time (3 day/week) lab technician for the foreseeable future (several years) to run the chemistry analytical equipment in my lab. I would consider someone without a strong chemistry background, provided they are interested and keen to learn.  This position is available from September 2019, and will remain open until filled. Please e-mail Paul if you might be interested and appropriate.


The Possible Learning and Teaching Benefits of Short Mind-Calming Exercises in Undergraduate Courses. Presentation at the Queen’s 2019 Showcase on Teaching and Learning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jxbBBUUPTI


Kindness and Interconnectivity. Queen's library Fireside Discussion with Jackie Davies, Paul Grogan, Laura Cameron, and audience (14th February 2019). Website: https://podcast.cfrc.ca/2019/03/kindness-and-interconnectivity/
Podcast: https://podcast.cfrc.ca/?powerpress_pinw=2629-podcast


Mindfulness and Sustainability. Final class video (course synthesis) BIOL510 (2016): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxviV5Xizkw

(Drawing by Katie Kwan)


Last Updated: 21 November, 2019