Freshwater ecosystems are sentinels of our environment.
Now more than ever, lakes, rivers, and wetlands face threats from co-occurring stressors. Of fundamental importance is the recognition of the timescales of ecological response to dominant stressors. ECAB Lab research integrates a wide-range of methods from ecology, biomonitoring, and paleolimnology to understand the effects of human activities and natural processes on freshwaters. The current focus of our research includes: 1) Understanding the cause and impacts of benthic algal blooms in low-nutrient rivers, 2) Quantifying lake and wetland response to long-term environmental changes and legacy contaminants, and 3) Advancing knowledge on emerging environmental stressors to freshwater ecosystems of eastern Canada.
We aim to publish our research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Often, students are the primary author and writing is a collaborative process with others involved.
Research that is making a difference.
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