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.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer 2012

So much going on this summer. Mather Carscallen is heading out to Germany to work with Ulrich Brose and Amrei Binzer on the Allometric Trophic Model. Tamara Romanuk is giving a CSEE symposium talk at Evolution 2012 in Ottawa "Species Invasions in Complex Food Web Networks". We are also heading out to GlobalWeb II in Barcelona in July organized by Ross Thompson.

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