Twin Cities WRS Seminar
Where are the People in a Linked Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystem?
Landscapes are dynamic systems intertwined with waterways, forests, and other public spaces. To better interpret species interactions and manage landscapes with multiple stakeholders, this seminar will emphasize holistic approaches such as studying aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems together. By exploring the role of spatial resource subsidies, linked aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems can provide insights that would not be readily apparent when each system is studied separately. Using aquatic insects as a model system, this seminar will include 1) how long-term changes to aquatic systems impact the productivity of terrestrial communities, and 2) how changes in aquatic community structure can regulate the abundance of terrestrial consumers.