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Eric Lamb Associate Professor

4D68 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Mechanisms structuring plant community diversity and composition
  • Plant-soil interactions
  • Plant competition
  • Methods analyzing ecological data


Plant Sciences


B.Sc. (British Columbia) 
M.Sc. (Lakehead University) 
Ph.D. (Alberta)

Selected Recent Publications

Mischkolz JM, Schellenberg MP, Lamb EG (2016) Assembling productive communities of native grass and legume species: finding the right mix. Applied Vegetation Science 19: 111-121.

Letts B, Lamb E, Mischkolz J, Romo J (2015) Litter accumulation drives grassland plant community composition and functional diversity via leaf traits. Plant Ecol 216: 357-370.

Piper C, Lamb E, Siciliano S (2015) Smooth brome changes gross soil nitrogen cycling processes during invasion of a rough fescue grassland. Plant Ecol 216: 235-246.

Piper CL, Siciliano SD, Winsley T, Lamb EG (2015) Smooth brome invasion increases rare soil bacterial species prevalence, bacterial species richness and evenness. J Ecol 103: 386-396.

Lamb EG, Mengersen KL, Stewart KJ, Attanayake U, Siciliano SD (2014) Spatially explicit structural equation modeling. Ecology 95: 2434-2442.


Undergraduate Courses:

  • PLSC 213 Plant Ecology
  • EVSC 380 Grassland Soils and Vegetation
  • PLSC 413 Advanced Plant Ecology

Graduate Courses:

  • PLSC 813 Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences
  • PLSC 833 Advanced Plant Ecology