Investigating lakes and streams as connected systems is critical to understanding their structure and function throughout the landscape. Small lakes are productive ecosystems for aquatic biota, and they serve as a connection between the terrestrial and aquatic by way of lake inflow streams. However, downstream contributions, especially to lakes, are unknown and this is rarely considered within riparian forest harvest management. The objective of my research is to investigate the stream inflow contributions to lake productivity, and the effects on lake productivity from forest harvesting along inflow streams within British Columbia. This research aims to advance our understanding of stream-lake connectivity, as well as biotic community dynamics in relation to upstream forest harvesting.
Lenka Kuglerová Claire Ruffing Cathcart Trisha Atwood Ana M. Chará-Serna Stephanie Avery-Gomm Danielle Courcelles Renata Blank Carin Bondar Dr. Brian Kielstra Shelly Boss Sean Naman Stephanie Chalmers Jennie Christensen Tonya Ramey Dr. Rachael Dudaniec Dr. Hamish Greig Alex Yeung Roseanna Gamlen-Greene David Tavernini Alana Hilton Dr. Misun Kang Diane Klimuk Dr. Santiago Larrañaga Lisa Larson Micheline Agi Kim Brent M. Matsuda Katherine Maxcy Michael D. McArthur Jill Melody Laurie Miller Aya Murakami Junjiro Negishi Heidy Peterson Edward Quilty Pamela F. Reece Aya Reiss Laura Rempel Dr. Takashi Sakamaki Al Shaw Kim Sheldon Shannon Turvey Sylvia Wood