Associate professor and researcher at the Aquatic Ecology Lab, Dr. Jim Hood, is publishing his research on the effects a temperature increase can have on stream ecology. His article, titled Increased resource use efficiency amplifies positive response of aquatic primary production to experimental warming was published in the Journal Global Change Biology, a journal focused on the ways biological systems interact with environmental change. Dr. Hood was also featured in Xylem's Mission: Water magazine in an article about his research, which can be downloaded for free here.
Dr. Hood's project involved using two unique streams with wildly different temperatures, but uncharacteristicly similar stream chemistry, to study the effects that an increase in temperature can have on stream ecology. His project gives a hint of the drastic effects climate change could have on our aquatic environment. For more information on this project, contact Dr. Hood.