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Making Waves Ep. 27

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Erin Larson

This month’s podcast features Dr. Amanda Subalusky discussing how migrations of large animals can introduce nutrient and energy subsidies into river systems and her research on the importance of subsidies from wildebeests and hippopotamuses to the Mara River in East Africa.

Dr. Amanda Subalusky is a postdoctoral scientist at the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, where her research focuses on how animal movement and behavior affect food web structure and ecosystem function. Her work combines observational and experimental approaches to study how much carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus is introduced by animals into stream systems, and the ecosystem and community implications of those additions.

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Running Time: 22 minutes
Host: Erin Larson
Published: 21 December 2017

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