Cayelan Carey

Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences

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Dr. Carey integrates population, community, and ecosystem ecology to examine how natural and anthropogenic perturbation affect freshwater systems. 


Understanding how feedbacks between microbial and plankton taxa, food webs, and nutrient cycling can mediate ecosystem resilience to eutrophication and climate change. Dr. Carey works across lakes, reservoirs, and streams, and uses models, field experiments and long-term data analysis to determine how stressors affect both biological communities and ecosystem services.