ProjectImpact of the disturbance regimes on patterns in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.
The general aim of the project is to study the effect of direct and indirect disturbances on marine biodiversity patterns and ecosystem functioning. The specific project/thesis aims are: 1. To experimentally test the effect of disturbance regimes (frequency and intensity) on beta diversity of benthic communities. 2. To identify and model the best predictors of multiple extinction effect on Biodiversity-Ecosystem functioning relationship. 3. To experimentally test the effect of body size on ecosystem functioning.