Aquatic Food Web Ecology Lab, Dalhousie University

Research in the Aquatic Food Web Ecology Lab based at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, focuses on the consequences of biodiversity loss to the functioning and stability of aquatic food webs. All of our work is done in a food web context, which means that its not just the numbers of species that we are interested in, but also the structure of the food webs in which those species are embedded. Most of our work is done in aquatic microcosms, small container ecosystems in which we can assemble food webs and then subject them to various types of disturbance regimes . We also use mathematical models to run "in silico" experiments, otherwise known as computer simulations, to study problems that are too complex or just not possible to conduct in natural systems.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I don't know if we are more excited about eating Spätzle or learning to code the biodynamic model in C++ but either way we are very happy to be hosting Amrei Binzer, a visiting grad student from Uli Brose's lab in Germany this month. We are deep into species invasions simulations and thinking about lots of fun things like adding facilitation to the niche model. Thanks for loaning Amrei to us Uli!

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