Missing Mayflies: Imperiled Insects Part 4

Most insects that begin life underwater enjoy only a fleeting adult existence. A mature dragonfly’s seven-month lifespan would seem like an eternity to the stoneflies and caddisflies, Read More…

Macroinvertebrates Meet Microplastics

Our planet is awash in plastic. It’s ubiquitous, takes hundreds of years to degrade, and more is constantly being produced. Numerous studies have assessed plastic making its Read More…

The Lake Tahoe Takeover

While Lake Tahoe is famous for its clear blue waters, the ecosystem of the lake is far from untouched or pristine. Stocking and unintended introductions of non-native Read More…

Disrupting the Delta Food-Web

When it comes to alien invaders (also known as invasive species) in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the most damaging species generally fall into two categories: ecosystem engineers Read More…

The dish on fish guts

Food webs are important features of any ecosystem – but in an environment like the river or the ocean, how do you actually identify who eats who? Read More…