Read more about contemporary changes in landform types, ecological communities and microevolutionary processes.
Global freshwater ecology in the Iversen Group
The research in the Iversen Group is centered around landscape level stability and global changes in freshwater ecosystems. Using scalable landscape models, the group explore the macroecology of freshwater biodiversity and landscape change in freshwater systems.
The research in the Iversen group borders between landscape geography and freshwater sciences. Focusing on both standing and running waters, we study contemporary changes in landform types, ecological communities, and species adaptations to the local environment. Examples of our work includes, changes in fluvial sediment dynamics in the Arctic, evolution of sexual conflicts in aquatic insects across boreal lakes and the macroecology of functional traits in macrophytes. We like to build spatial models but we also enjoy muddy fieldwork and both approaches are welcome in our lab. Our long-term goal is to document why aquatic landscapes are changing in response to human pressures, how this affect local biodiversity, and support land use policies as well as conservation efforts.
- Iversen L. L., et al. (2019): Catchment properties and the photosynthetic trait composition of freshwater plant communities. Science.
- Bendixen M., Best J., Hackney C., & Iversen L.L. (2019): Time is running out for sand. Nature.
- Iversen L.L., et al. (2019): Sexual conflict and intersexual polymorphism promote assortative mating and halts population differentiation. Proceedings B.
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