Mussel Physical Ecology - Juvenile Habitats (posted April 2015)
MSc position available Physical Ecology (posted April 2015)
Several MSc theses moving along....
The ecological and evolutionary problems that underlie my research interests include the convergent evolution of morphology, the manner by which organisms have adapted to their physical environment, physical aspects of energy transfer through ecosystems, and physical-biological linkages in aquatic systems. I have been fortunate to ask many of these questions within an applied context related to industrial ecology, fisheries, forestry, and conservation/management.
My primary interests at the University of Guelph are in
the physical ecology of (1) trophic interactions including
photosynthesis and suspension feeding, (2) reproduction
including abiotic pollination and broadcast spawning, and
(3) aquatic sciences including sediment/substrate-water
interactions. My lab is actively involved in species
and ecosystem recovery in southwestern Ontario involving
unionid mussels, and hypoxia issues in the Great Lakes and