Kita-21 Nishi-11 Kita-ku
The ExStream System comprises 128 circular stream mesocosms offering strict control of experimental variables, excellent statistical power and a high degree of realism, such as permitting natural immigration and emigration of stream organisms (invertebrates, algae and microbes) and achieving the same ambient temperature, light conditions and water chemistry as the adjoining river/stream. The mesocosms are arranged in eight blocks of 16 units each, and each of these blocks is continuously supplied by stream water gravity-fed from one of eight header tanks via 16 individual supply pipes.
The Experimental Stream mesocosm network (ExStream) comprises replicate installations in New Zealand, China, Japan, Germany and Ireland and is coordinated by Asst. Prof. Jeremy J. Piggott at Trinity College Dublin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interactive effects of climate change and other human stressors in regulating community composition and structure and ecosystem functioning in streams.
- Climate change
- species interactions
Aquatic ecology, climate change ecology
Wet lab and basic analytical equipment (e.g. microscopes, furnace) available from the Research Station
Available on site at the Research Station
Dr. Jorge García Molinos: (http://garciamj.wixsite.com/jorgegarciamolinos)