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, January 4, 2012

Honors Students 2011/2012

Trina Jolene "Response of placozoans to light"

Jess Hinch "Effects of increased temperature on salt marsh food-webs"

Alyssa Cirtwill "Latitudinal gradients in food-web structure"

Molly Whalen-Browne "Effect of increased temperature on the relation between diversity and stability in zooplankton"

Deja Gibson "Response predictability in ecosystem function following anthropogenic disturbances"

Charlotte Underwood "Food web structure of Atlantic salt-marshes"

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