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Research Opportunities

Potential opportunities exist for students in the following areas:

  • modelling and predicting invasions of lakes by nonindigenous molluscs, zooplankton and fish;

  • application of modern genetic techniques (barcoding, pyrosequencing, microarray) to detect alien invasive and native species;

  • studies of invasion pathways and vectors;​

  • anatomical and physiological adjustments of invading species in novel environments;

  • tests of inland dispersal of zooplankton and other invading species, using a combination of GIS, gravity 'attraction' models, and genetic tools

  • development of hierarchical models of invasion incorporating propagule pressure, environmental suitability, and ecological integration

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