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Lindsay Hislop

Lindsay Hislop
PhD Student

School of Natural Sciences (Zoology Building)
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2

Tel: + 353 1 8961135
Fax: + 353 1 6778094





Research interests

Lough Mourne Over the last five decades, humans have more than tripled water withdrawals. Consequently, human-induced amplification of water-level fluctuations is rapidly becoming one of the major disturbances of aquatic ecosystems globally, potentially endangering not only the integrity of ecosystems but also the provision of ecosystem goods and services. Moreover, the predicted increase of global mean temperature, coupled with increased climatic variability may considerably accentuate the variability of water-level fluctuations. Such water-level fluctuations have significant effects on populations in the littoral zone of lakes, which are directly affected by desiccation and dramatic fluctuations in the availability of habitat and food resources.

Lough Eske

My project will examine the effects of such fluctuations on phytobenthic communities of Irish lakes, and on the structure, functioning and stability of lake ecosystems generally.


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