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
For information about David, visit: http://www.yale.edu/post_lab/
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.