The tell-tale isotopes
|PhD ceremony:||Ms J. Jouta|
|When:||February 22, 2019|
|Supervisors:||prof. dr. T. (Theunis) Piersma, prof. dr. H. (Han) Olff|
|Co-supervisor:||H. van der Veer|
|Where:||Academy building RUG|
|Faculty:||Science and Engineering|
The thesis of Jeltje Jouta describes the complexity of food webs, analysed mainly with help of stable isotopes. Who eats whom in an ecosystem, and can this be translated to a food web that integrates time and space? How can food web studies by valuable? Jouta searched for the possibilities to use the food web position of indicator species as an indicator for the (spatially) variable state of the Wadden Sea food web.