Aquatic Food webs great and small
Stable isotopes are widely used to identify the trophic interactions at the heart of ecosystem function. At SINLAB we are using carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and sulphur stable isotopes trace food web structure in lake, river and marine environments.
Salmon at Sea
Atlantic salmon are a culturally and economically important species throughout the North Atlantic region. Their precipitous decline in recent decades is, in part, due to decreasing marine survival. We are using stable isotopes to identify long term patterns in the trophic ecology of salmon at sea, identifying where they feed and what preys fuel their growth.
Global research network
SINLAB provides stable isotope analysis for research projects across the globe. This interactive map below contains a brief summary of many of the research projects we are collaborating on.