09-Sep-2016 Daniel Roelke “Fragility of biodiversity sustaining mechanisms"

Issued: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:35:00 GMT

Friday 9th September 4-5 pm
Graham Kerr Building, LT1

Professor Daniel Roelke of Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University will be speaking on “Fragility of biodiversity sustaining mechanisms: A focus on neutrality, lumpy coexistence and non-hierarchical competition” on the Friday the 9th of September at 4 pm in Graham Kerr LT1

Why is it that so many microscopic organisms can be found in a single drop of water?  And how is it that these minute species can shape entire ecosystems?  How might our knowledge of ecological principals governing these microbes be used to protect our living natural resources? Understanding lower food web dynamics of aquatic ecosystems with an emphasis on interactions between biota and the physicochemical environment is the focus of much of Daniel’s research.