ECOLOGY AND TROPHIC EQUILIBRIUM IN RESERVOIRS AND REGULATED ECOSYSTEMS
River impoundment and the alteration of the hydrological regime of aquatic ecosystems are suggested to be one of the major disturbances to aquatic ecosystem functions and biodiversity. Reservoirs are "novel"ecosystemsthat combinefeaturesoflakes(i.e.vertical gradients)and rivers(i.e.horizontal gradients). We know very little about the dominantecological processesin reservoirs,how they can be comparedto natural lakes andrivers,and howtrophic interactionsandfood webs evolvein reservoirs. Click on the different topics to learn more about them!
Collaborators: Dr. Irene Gregory-Eaves (McGill U.); Dr. Christopher Solomon (Cary Institute); Dr. Christian Nozais (UQAR); Dr. Manuele Margni (CIRAIG; École Polytechnique); Christian Turpin (Hydro-Québec), Dr. Jean Morin (Environment Canada)