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Danny Chun Pong Lau

Danny C P Lau
My research interests are in food webs, biodiversity, and functioning of aquatic ecosystems, and their responses to climate change and other environmental stressors.


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

Researcher at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment; Section for Ecology and Biodiversity
Postal address:
Institutionen för vatten och miljö
Box 7050
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Umeå