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Whole lake responses to species invasion mediated by climate change

Lakes face multiple stresses including nutrient enrichment, climate change and invasion of non-indigenous species. This latter stress can have a major impact on biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems worldwide and its effects are increasing as human activity enhances rates of dispersal and climate change opens new niches at higher latitudes.
 
Our project is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council’s Ecology & Hydrology Funding Initiative and the work will be carried out by staff at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology’s Lake Ecosystem Group and the Grey Lab at Queen Mary University of London.
 
The Freshwater Biological Association who instigated the long-term monitoring and hold some of the archived samples will assist with the project.
 
CEH     Queen Mary University     FBA