Danny Chun Pong Lau
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 lakes, ponds, rivers, and coastal waters. 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 current research projects include:
- Species traits of benthic macroinvertebrates in Arctic freshwaters – temporal trends, latitudinal patterns, and the impacts of climate change
- Combined impacts of nitrogen limitation, warming, and lake browning on nutritional quality of pelagic food webs in northern lakes
- Resource use and quality of Arctic freshwater consumers in a warmer climate
- Zooplankton as an integrated indicator of ecosystem health