Ecosystem Dynamics

Research within this theme is focused upon developing improved mechanistic understanding on the functioning of diverse ecosystems (including terrestrial, marine and freshwater) and quantifying ecological, physiological and behavioural aspects of key organisms (from microbes to invertebrates and vertebrates) within these systems.

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Our work has a particular focus on assessing the sustainability of these systems, as they are challenged through anthropogenic demands and activities. As examples, research includes the intersection of the natural world with human activities, including the impact of wind farms on marine birds; shifts in the Arctic ecosystem resulting from climate warming; and assessing the potential for terrestrial insects as protein sources for human populations and farmed animals.


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