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Trisha Atwood

Address:
Department of Forest Sciences
3041-2424 Main Mall, UBC
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4
Email: trishaa_at_interchange.ubc.ca (insert @ for _at_ )

Position: Ph.D. Candidate

Study Area: Community ecology: Food web dynamics systems

Project: Food web structures and carbon flux in streams.

Intrigued by the elegant application of food web ecology in the study of ecosystem processes and dynamics, I have focused my interests and training on this field of aquatic/marine ecology. Research in this area can be used to influence and develop ecosystem-based management, as it answers questions about species-mediated interactions caused by environmental pressures. Specifically within this field, I am interested in how aspects of food web structure and dynamics influence important ecosystem processes within aquatic environments.

I am currently working on my PhD looking at how food web structure influences the magnitude of CO2 emissions from streams within coastal British Columbia.

Contributions to research

Publications

Atwood, T. B., Wiegner, T. N., Turner, J. P., and R. A. MacKenzie. (accepted August 18, 2009). Effects of an invasive N-fixing tree on a Hawaiian stream food web. Pacific Science.

Posters and Presentations

Atwood, T. B., Wiegner, T. N., Turner, J. P., and R. A. MacKenzie. 2009. Importance of terrestrially-derived organic matter to a tropical estuarine food web. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Nice, France.

Atwood, T. B., Wiegner, T. N., Turner, J. P., and R. A. MacKenzie. 2008. Effects of an invasive N-fixing tree on a Hawaiian stream food web. 5th International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Atwood, T. B., Wiegner, T. N., Turner, J. P., and R. A. MacKenzie. 2008. Effects of an invasive N fixing tree on a Hawaiian stream food web. North American Benthological Society, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Atwood, T. B., Wiegner, T. N., Turner, J. P., and R. A. MacKenzie. 2008. Effects of an invasive N-fixing tree on a Hawaiian stream food web. Hawaii Ecosystems Meeting, Hilo, HI, USA.