Leeds University


Welcome to water@leeds:ecology, a research cluster focused on aquatic ecology at water@leeds. We are a group of academics, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students with interests predominantly in freshwater ecosystems (and also marine) across all levels of biological organisation (genes, individuals, populations, communities, ecosystems, functioning).

Our aim is to become a centre of excellence for aquatic ecosystem research through collaborative research (internally and externally) building on our existing excellence (see example projects). We are developing a set of microcosm and mesocosm experimental facilities for aquatic ecosystem research including replicated ponds and recirculating stream channels at the University of Leeds farm. We are also training the next generation of graduate and postgraduate students, and actively work to ensure our science leads to real world impact.

Please follow the links to the right to read more about our members, research, training and knowledge exchange activities.