Marine consumer nutrient dynamics

fish swimming through kelp forest

Consumer-mediated nutrient dynamics of marine ecosystems under the wake of global change Increases in the frequency and severity of disturbance events as a result of global change are altering population and community dynamics of marine animals. Given that animals are key recyclers of nutrients in many ecosystems, these ecological impacts may have consequences for ecosystem… Read more »

Producers, Consumers and Disturbance

ground squirrel munches on nearby herbs

Response of Primary Producers and Primary Consumers to Environmental Change: from small-scale disturbances to seasonal and long-term changes This LTER SPARC Synthesis Working Group brings together LTER researchers interested in understanding how disturbances and environmental change across timescales are altering the production and transfer of organic matter from primary producers to herbivores. All ecosystems are… Read more »