Amanda Subalusky, PhD
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My research program addresses how ecological processes at the population and community level impact ecosystem function. I am particularly interested in how animal movement and behavior can influence food web structure and ecosystem function. My research currently addresses three central questions: 1) What role do animals play in nutrient cycling and translocation within and across ecosystems? 2) How do the quantity and quality of resource subsidies interact with ecosystem characteristics to influence food web structure and ecosystem function? 3) How do ecosystems respond to the loss or replacement of animal populations? My research has focused on wetland and river ecosystems in the southern United States and East Africa and recently in South America.