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Urban Stream Ecology

With about half of the world’s population living in urban centers, understanding the relationships between humans and local ecosystems is increasingly important.  Our lab’s newest research direction is focused on how urbanization affects the structure of fish assemblages.  We (research currently led by Emilee Wooster) are sampling streams in and around Raleigh/Durham, in an attempt to link landscape scale characteristics to traits of individual fish (e.g., growth rate or stoichiometry).  If you are interested in this new research trajectory, let us know.  Much more information to come in the next few months.