Department of Environmental Conservation’s

Spring 2011 Seminar Series

Room 305 Holdsworth Hall


“The Tail of Two Fish: Importance of Intraspecific Variation for Community and Ecosystem Ecology” – David Post – Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


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Seminar Abstract:

Alewife are a keystone species and critical resource in coastal marine and freshwater ecosystems across New England.  There are two life history forms of alewife: anadromous alewife that move between freshwater and marine habitats, and landlocked alewife that spend their entire life in freshwater.  Here I talk about the  implications of intraspecifc variation in alewife for community and ecosystem processes in coastal lakes.