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Dr. Lauren Yeager is an ecologist whose primary research interests lie in understanding how humans are impacting coastal and marine ecosystems, and subsequently how changes in these systems may affect the ecosystem services they provide—specifically, human alterations to coastal landscapes and changes in biodiversity associated with overharvest may drastically alter the structure and function of marine communities. Before joining SESYNC, Lauren was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were she studied how fragmentation and habitat loss of seagrass habitat could lead to declines in fish biodiversity. Similarly, her dissertation research at Florida International University focused on how landscape changes could affect the functioning of coral reef and estuarine ecosystems in The Bahamas and Florida.
|A simulation tool to scrutinise the behaviour of functional diversity metrics||
Jul 24, 2017
Article published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
|Fishing degrades size structure of coral reef fish communities||
Sep 21, 2016
Article published in Global Change Biology.
|Threshold effects of habitat fragmentation on fish diversity at landscapes scales||
Aug 01, 2016
Article published in Ecology.
|A terrestrial-aquatic food web subsidy is potentially mediated by multiple predator effects on an arboreal crab||
Dec 06, 2015
Article published in Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.
|Comparison of fish assemblages in restored and natural mangrove habitats along an urban shoreline||
Mar 04, 2015
Article published in Bulletin of Marine Science.
|Measuring individuality in habitat use across complex landscapes: approaches, constraints, and implications for assessing resource specialization||
Feb 12, 2015
Article published in Oecologia.