Interactions in aquatic food webs (IRTA)

Leader : Alexandre Bec

Our research aims to assess how local and global constraints affect the functioning of aquatic ecosystems. We mainly focus on the microbe-metazoan interface where the high variability in energy and matter transfer efficiency impact ecosystem structure and productivity.

Research themes: 

  • Local and global drivers of aquatic microbial communities (with a focus on cyanobacteria)
  • Functional importance of detrital food webs
  • Fluctuating thermal and nutritional constraints on aquatic consumers
  • Integration of nutritional and metabolic ecology
  • Resiliance of aquatic ecosystems

Conceptual links between our research themes
Conceptual links between our research themes