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Welcome to the Rooney Lab
The focus of our lab is on aquatic ecology, restoration ecology, and landscape ecology. We look at the relationships between plants, invertebrates, and birds with their abiotic environment; both in terms of ecosystem properties and processes. In particular, we focus on the response of these biotic communities and their environmental correlates to human disturbance.
We are recruiting talented, bright, hard-working, self-motivated students with solid communication skills. If this describes you and you are interested in the type of research questions we address, please look at our Biology Department program requirements and contact Dr. Rooney: rrooney(at)uwaterloo.ca
- Aug. 19, 2020
The Rooney Lab is recruiting a PhD student to work on a manipulative experiment on the fate and effects of microplastics in freshwater lakes at the renowned Experimental Lakes Area (https://www.iisd.org/ela/). The student will measure the dose-response of the biofilm (a.k.a. periphyton) community metabolism and community composition to the addition of microplastics in a series of 12 aquatic mesocoms.
- Feb. 6, 2020
Rooney Lab is seeking motivated Biology students seeking BIOL499 Senior Honour’s project opportunities.
Terms: Spring and Fall 2020 (May-December 2020)
Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Rooney
- Aug. 7, 2019