Welcome to the Tank lab at the University of Alberta. Our research is broadly focused on understanding the current and future functioning of aquatic ecosystems. Our work has a particular focus on connections between ecology, biogeochemistry, and processes occurring across the land-freshwater-ocean continuum. We think about climate change, permafrost, carbon cycling, and nutrient dynamics, and how these processes act and interact in freshwater systems from the Canadian Arctic to the Pacific Coast.
Although our research is field focused, much of what we do also has a strong analytical component. Students in the lab master a variety of skills, including an array of laboratory, statistical, and experimental techniques. Our work is inherently multi-disciplinary, and we collaborate with other scientists from across Canada and internationally. Please click on the link to the right to enter our lab website.
An introduction to the ecology of freshwater ecosystems. Lectures will examine the roles of biota in ecological patterns and processes in lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, emphasizing north-temperate and boreal regions. Seminars will focus on recent papers from the primary literature. Designed to stand-alone or to provide a biological complement to BIOL 464. Prerequisite: BIOL 208.Fall Term 2020