Jennifer N Harding

PhD in Biology – Nutrient subsidies, food web dynamics and conservation

Movers and shakers

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Pink salmon return to their natal stream to spawn near Bella Bella, British Columbia.  Photo credit: Conor McCracken, CDM Images

Pink salmon return to their natal stream to spawn near Bella Bella, British Columbia.
Photo credit: Conor McCracken, CDM Images

 

Our paper, “Movers and shakers: nutrient subsidies and benthic disturbance predict biofilm biomass and stable isotope signatures in coast streams” got the cover of Freshwater Biology this month.

In a 16 stream study, we found that out of several variables considered to affect biofilm isotopes and biomass, salmon density and catchment size are among the most influential.

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