Ecosystem and Food Web Dynamics

Ecosystem models are applied to several areas to analyze the impact of environmental variability on ecosystem function and harvested resources. These models range from a realistic model applied to the Middle Atlantic Bight of the US east coast to analyze the cycling of carbon. Other models are applied to the Southern Ocean to understand how krill dynamics influence, and are influenced by, higher and lower trophic levels. Single species physiological models are applied to clams and oysters to understand growth dynamics, disease processes and genetics of these animals in response to environmental variations.

Eileen Hofmann, Professor

ICED Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics

IMBER Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research


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