Zofia Ecaterina Taranu, PhD
Research Scientist, Environment and Climate change Canada (ECCC)
Aquatic Ecology, Paleolimnology, Global Change, cyanobacterial dominance
The objective of my research program is to understand how human-mediated local stressors (e.g., eutrophication) interact with regional drivers (e.g., climate) to alter freshwater communities and ecosystem stability. I am especially interested in whether these interactions have become more pronounced in recent times or in certain locations, and identifying the processes that cause discrepancies across studies. I use a combination of meta-analyses, landscape paleolimnology and numerical ecology to identify data gaps, generalities and long-term drivers of shifts in water quality, community composition and ecosystem functions.