Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology of Hydrobionts

Head: dr. KĘSTUTIS ARBAČIAUSKAS

The main research trends are the evolutionary ecology of water invertebrates, biology of invasive and endangered species, biological diversity of aquatic communities, structure and variability of food webs, functional regularities of ecosystems and ecology of phytoplankton.

Researchers of the Laboratory focus on biochemical regulation mechanisms and evolution of life history in crustaceans, as well as effects of biological invasions on community structure, food webs and functions of ecosystems and biological peculiarities conditioning the rate of invasion of alien species. The Laboratory is involved in the creation and improvement of methods for assessment of ecological status and biological pollution of water ecosystems.

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