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Danny Chun Pong Lau

Research fellow (assistant professor) (absence) at Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

danny.lau@umu.se

+46 90 786 68 09

KB. H4, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå, A4.36.21 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

My research focuses on food webs, biodiversity and functioning of aquatic ecosystems. I am particularly interested in their responses to anthropogenic stressors (e.g. eutrophication, acidification, brownification, atmospheric nitrogen deposition, etc.) and climate change.

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    My research focuses on food webs, biodiversity and functioning of aquatic ecosystems. I am particularly interested in their responses to anthropogenic stressors (e.g. eutrophication, acidification, brownification, atmospheric nitrogen deposition, etc.) and climate change. My studies cover a broad range of ecosystems including coastal waters, rivers, ponds and lakes, and I frequently apply ecological tracers such as fatty-acid biomarkers and stable isotopes to investigate ecosystem processes and food-web dynamics in the changing environment. My on-going projects include:

    • Impacts of nitrogen deposition on resource quality and pelagic trophic transfer in subarctic lakes.
    • Responses in nutritional quality and trophic ecology of fish to lake brownification.
    • Resource use and quality of arctic freshwater consumers in a warmer climate.
    • Zooplankton as an integrated indicator of ecosystem health.
    • Intra-specific variation in lipid composition of zooplankton across spatiotemporal scales.
    • Species traits of lotic macroinvertebrates – latitudinal patterns and their use for circumpolar freshwater biodiversity assessment.
    • Autochthony and niche partitioning of benthic fauna at shallow-water hydrothermal vents.

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    Bachelor/Master students who are interested in freshwater ecology are welcome to contact me for potential thesis projects.

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  • Latest publications

    2017
    Freshwater Biology, WILEY, 2017, Vol. 62(5): 833-853
    Brett, Michael T.; Bunn, Stuart E.; Chandra, Sudeep; et al.
    2017
    Freshwater Biology, WILEY, 2017, Vol. 62(4): 792-806
    Lau, Danny C. P.; Vrede, Tobias; Goedkoop, Willem