Project

Quantifying the sensitivity of aquatic communities in lakes to anthropogenic chemicals and environmental fluctuations throughout history (2000 BC to present)

Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Ecology
    • Environmental science and management
    • Other environmental sciences
Keywords
paleoecology ecotoxicology ecosystem modelling
 
Project description

During the last 4000 years, aquatic communities have been increasingly exposed to anthropogenic stress. The consequences for the dynamic behavior of these communities is unknown. This project will gather paleoecological data that will be analyses with mathematical modeling to examine if community dynamics in European lakes can be predicted from anthropogenic stress.