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Open PhD position in Ecology- Fully funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand

Join a dynamic team in Aotearoa New Zealand exploring biodiversity-ecosystem functioning across meta-ecosystem boundaries. The University of Waikato is recruiting two motivated PhD students to study stream-riparian food webs and ecosystem processes.

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Food web rewiring drives long-term compositional differences and late-stressor interactions at the community level

In this blogpost, Francesco Polazzo talks about how pesticides can cause a drastic change in the organisation and strength of interactions of aquatic food webs. Particularly, after pesticide exposure, changes in the strength of trophic interactions seem to be driving long-lasting effects in community structure. When multiple pesticides act together, they modify both food web structure and interaction’s strength, causing late-stage non-additive effects between stressors. 

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