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.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

ASLO/NABS in Santa Fe

Getting a bunch of limnologists and aquatic ecologists together in the desert? Yes please! In the photo (left to right): Neo Martinez, Tamara Romanuk, Richard Vogt, Lars Rudolph, Connie Tuck, Veronik Campbell on a well deserved afternoon off overlooking Santa Fe. Thanks ASLO?NABS and in particular to Alan Covich who organized our great interactive session
"Network Approaches to Understanding Complex Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics"
Connie giving her first 'international presentation'.

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