We study interactions between species and their environment at population, community, and ecosystem levels. We use freshwater plankton to study these interactions. Plankton provide an ideal system because they interact strongly, are readily manipulated in the lab and field, reproduce quickly, and supply crucial functioning to freshwater ecosystems.
Our research program hinges on three approaches, that combined, help us rigorously test logical, relevant ideas.
- Development of mathematical models
- Experimental tests of those in both the laboratory and the field
- Survey of natural systems