Ecosystem, Global Change and Sustainability

 

Understand the processes underpinning ecosystem structure and function 

Ecosystems are underpinned by biological and ecological processes interacting with environmental factors. This theme aims to contribute to the understanding of how ecosystem processes function, through understanding how biological organisms contribute and how they interact with environment. Biodiversity is central to ecosystem function. Approaches centre on how the diversity of the biota at the molecular, population and community level affect community and ecosystem functions at local and global scales.

How do environmental processes affect the functioning and growth of organisms? 

  • Tom Bolger, Tamara Hochstrasser, Mary Kelly-Quinn, Jennifer McElwain

What processes determine biodiversity and community structure?

  • Tom Bolger, Tamara Hochstrasser, Mary Kelly-Quinn, Fiona Doohan, Tasman Crowe, Jon Yearsley

How does biodiversity affect ecosystem functioning and biogeochemical cycles?

  • Tom Bolger, Tamara Hochstrasser, Mary Kelly-Quinn, Bruce Osborne, Tasman Crowe, Jennifer McElwain