Lorena Silva

Team Member Category: Research Partner
Professional Title: Assistant Research Scientist
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Areas of Expertise

  • Limnology
  • Water Quality
  • Plankton Ecology
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Greenhouse gas flux
  • Human-related impacts:  Eutrophication, Biological Invasion, Land-use Change, Wildfire


I am a limnologist with a Ph.D. in Ecology and a strong interest in reservoir ecology, water quality, phytoplankton-zooplankton interface, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationship, functional traits, mesocosm experiments, analytical chemistry, habitat monitoring, aquatic ecosystem management and conservation, and programming languages. Next to research, I enjoy teaching and have given graduate-level courses on Statistical Data Analysis in R covering a range of simple and complex applications of R in ecology.

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