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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Professor Alan Hildrew


Professor of Ecology



Research Interests:

Community ecology of rivers and streams

I am an ecologist with particular interests in freshwater ecosystems. I am presently working on a synthesis of thirty years research on a model stream community, how it has responded to environmental changes, and how its food web is structured.

I am also involved in current collaborative research on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem processes such as decomposition, on population genetics of aquatic insects, on the effects of salmon reintroductions to river food webs, and on freshwater acidification and recovery. I am still Editor of Freshwater Biology (after 25 years!) and am Chairman of the Freshwater Biological Association.



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