Lionfish diet of the day

Perhaps they dont have an effect at ecosystem scales, so maybe we keep studying their diet simply because it is just so interesting. Main course: slippery dicks; dessert: a grunt.

By | 2016-01-11T19:59:22+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Categories: Invasive Species, lionfish|1 Comment

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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  1. Rob Koury January 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Good news…
    Any organism that thrives on Slippery Dicks, is doomed to evolutionary extinction.
    Great stuff.
    Thanks,
    Rob

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