About me

I’m a PhD candidate in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at the University of Toronto. I’m interested in the ecological processes that maintain species coexistence, and the impacts that global change is having on these processes.

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My current research in Ben Gilbert’s lab is focused on the effects of climate change on species living in patchy habitats (metacommunities). I’m trying to understand how local species interactions and dispersal shape ecological communities, and how warming might affect coexistence by altering these two processes.

I’m excited to be at Stanford as a visiting student researcher until May, working with Tad Fukami. We’re running experiments that look at the role of environmental conditions in shaping coexistence, priority effects and facilitation in microbes that live in flower nectar.


Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

25 Willcocks Street, Toronto Ontario, M5S 3B2

tess.grainger(at)mail.utoronto.ca