Kolloquium

Giulia Ghedini

online | 10-11 Uhr
11. März
11. März 2021
Kolloquium

Giulia Ghedini

How does competition alter the energy use of organisms and what are the consequences for community functioning?

How does competition alter the energy use of organisms and what are the consequences for community functioning?

How much energy an organism consumes can be used to make inferences across biological scales and could be a valuable tool to predict the productivity of populations and communities. But, given the rarity of experimental tests, it remains unclear whether the energy use of individual organisms measured in isolation is sufficient to predict functioning at larger scales. In other words, is the energy use of a whole community simply the sum of its parts or the more complex product of species interactions? I will present work that explores how competition alters the energy use of organisms in populations and communities. I will then discuss how competition modifies energy fluxes in communities, altering their productivity and efficiency.

Giulia Ghedini from Monash University, School of Biological Sciences

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Ansprechpersonen

Host Thomas Mehner, Organisation Constanze Wiechert

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